The Humble Libertarian

Monday, April 18, 2011

Atlas Shrugged Movie Reviews

'After sweeping into the world of politics with an impressive showing this last November, the Tea Party movement-- characterized by its commitment to lower taxes, less spending, and less government intervention into the economy-- swept into the world of cinema this April 15th, the IRS deadline for filing income taxes informally known as "tax day."

The Atlas Shrugged film, an adaptation of philosopher Ayn Rand's bestselling novel, opened in select theaters throughout the United States to mixed reviews. Set in a somewhat dystopian near-future with many parallels to our world today, Atlas Shrugged is the story of a society in a time of economic and moral crisis.

The plot centers on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of society's most able geniuses of production, its "robber baron"-like giants of industry. Ayn Rand wrote the novel as a sort of extended parable to praise hard work and rugged individualism while criticizing welfare statism, regulatory statism, and crony capitalism.'

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Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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