“Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?” Movie review by Holly Woodland (2 1/2 Stars)

PolitiChicks.com“Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt” is the third (and final) of a film trilogy based on Ayn Rand’s famous novel Atlas Shrugged. Directed by James Manera and starring Kristoffer Polaha and Laura Regan, the movie certainly requires a viewer’s familiarity to the novel to be fully appreciated. Well acted and trying to stay true to the principals of the novels author, the film has moments of inspiration, but it is a difficult task to bring this classic to the screen. Those who are inspired and familiar with Atlas Shrugged will fill in the gaps only lightly touched on in the film. For those who are not, the film’s message will politely survive in this final part of the trilogy.

But as I began this review, I came across several others reviews that were quite negative. Not to the production value of this film, but to the principles behind it–focusing criticism on Rand’s ideology instead of this particular film. Using the difficulties of bringing her film to life to once again pushes their liberal agenda under the pretense of a legitimate review. So, for those who are not familiar with Ayn Rand and in defense of her ideology, instead of a clip of the film, I would like to include two interviews with Rand herself. Both are old clips, but her thoughts and intellect are well articulated and all too chilling in the world we find ourselves today.

Ayn Rand Mike Wallace interview:

Ayn Rand on Israel and the Middle East

Holly Woodland

Holly Woodland is a native Californian who has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. In 'real life' she is a working actress, author and now Holly Woodland, a Hollywood film critic. Holly began her acting career on the stages of New York and leading theaters across the country. Once gaining her professional theater credits, she moved back to Los Angeles where she appeared in several television series including: Weeds, Grey's Anatomy, and was a regular comedic sketch artist on Jay Leno's Tonight Show for several years. She has authored many live theatrical productions, which are currently running across the United States. Holly's travels both in this country and abroad gives her the perspective of what she feels real people want to see in entertainment, whether it be films of today or the glorious films of the past.

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