Four years ago I was sharing my frustrations at work with a coworker and she said I had to read "Atlas Shrugged". The fictional world of Atlas Shrugged resembled my work environment a little too much. I slogged through, then got hooked and ended up enjoying the book. The book also had a big impact on my life: I quit my frustrating job. I now owe Atlas Shrugged a favor.
The 1950's story is surprisingly relevant today and the movie manages to tell the story as occurring in 2016. I thought the casting was very true to the original characters. I thought the movie's quality was slightly better than "made for TV", but I still recommend everyone see the movie Atlas Shrugged (remember, I owe it a favor).
Seeing the movie will:
- Save you the effort of reading the 1000+ pages (or if you already read it, you probably don't need to be told to see the movie).
- Provide economic support to complete the Trilogy, and I want to see the rest of the story told (apparently you can't fit 1000+ pages of material into one 1.5 hour movie).
- Help spread the idea that excessive meddling by bureaucrats can potentially result in catastrophe.
- Help show how many people support the previous point.