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Get Excited: 'Atlas Shrugged Part II' Will Have Even More Sean Hannity

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 20, 2012 11:42 AM
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"Atlas Shrugged Part I" was awful and, though we didn't see it, we're so sure "Atlas Shrugged Part II" was terrible, we put it on our Worst Movies Of 2012 list (because, seriously, just watch that trailer below). But for the five of you who love what THR describes as the "ultimate libertarian porn," there is some good news on the horizon.

Early next year, you'll be able to exercise your hard earned capitalist dollars and own "Atlas Shrugged Part II" on the format of your choice, DVD or Blu-ray. And in purchasing said product as part of our free market where goods and services are exchanged without the interference of the blasted government, you'll be able to take home the extras, among which will be a "Sean Hannity Extended Segment." That's right, the excitable Fox News personality has a role in the film playing...a news personality (big stretch)...but we guess his appearance was so good, that stuff on the cutting room floor just couldn't be left out. If anything, it will make the 'Shrugged' experience...louder.

If you're looking for a post-Valentine's Day gift for the humorless Ayn Rand-ian in your life, or the irritating Sean Hannity superfan in your office, "Atlas Shrugged Part Deux" will street on February 19th.

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12 Comments

  • cls | December 22, 2012 8:27 PMReply

    I always rate films I haven't seen. Pre-judging things is the way to go. The Klan would love you for embracing a core doctrine—prejudging (or prejudice).

  • rob | December 21, 2012 5:46 AMReply

    Thanks for the article. The movie could have done better, the book which shows a strike by intelligent people against a fascist state is fantastic. Rand's technical work is praised by many philosophers and is basically a revival or secular Aristotelianism.


    There is a great backgrounder on Rand at the LIO site.

    For info on people using voluntary Libertarian tools on similar and other issues worldwide, please see the non-partisan Libertarian International Organization @ http://www.Libertarian-International.org ....

  • HombreGato | December 20, 2012 7:59 PMReply

    I did see Atlas Shrugged Pt. 1 and ya know what? I've seen worse. Strong female lead and... actually that's it. Also, I heard some of what she's doing goes against the written character but that's none of my concern. The final scene is actually really, really funny. It's just not meant to be.

  • Matt | December 20, 2012 12:18 PMReply

    I love The Playlist but sometimes stuff like this comes off like something a douchebag teenager would post. "We didn't watch it but it's on our worst-of list because look how totally terrible it looks!" Seriously? Lika Amma said, why even report on this if the point is just to bash it? Isn't there enough pointlessly negative shit online as it is?

  • Christopher Bell | December 20, 2012 1:08 PM

    Because it's bizarre and funny. It may seem biased, but you don't see this happening on the "other side" such as Rachel Maddow showing up in a narrative, which would be equally stupid.

  • Matt N. | December 20, 2012 11:59 AMReply

    It's interesting that anyone who supports Ayn Rand and/or "Atlas Shrugged" (the book, not the terrible movies) is automatically dismissed as having a mental defect or being a completely brainless right-wing zombie. I'm confident in assuming that most people who criticize Ayn Rand have never actually read her writing (fiction or non-fiction). They just reiterate what they hear from the Daily Kos and Paul Krugman. Us Randians, moronic people that we are, actually read both sides of the argument because we want to "know our enemies" more thoroughly instead of just repeating sound bites we hear online.

    But, I love the Playlist so I will keep reading.

  • Zack | December 20, 2012 2:54 PM

    Given how many Rand fans are also devout Christians, I'm guessing a lot of people who praise her haven't actually read her writing either.

  • Paul | December 20, 2012 1:47 PM

    Hate to break it to you, but a lot of us HAVE read Rand. I've read almost every word ever published by her (precisely for a "know your enemies" reason) and I still find her philosophy sociopathic and abhorrent. I'm astonished that her ugly up-is-down, black-is-white vision of the world continues to be embraced by otherwise intelligent people.

    And, as Zack points out below, it's hilarious that these movies have been made in direct opposition to the free market ideals they espouse. There is clearly little-to-no demand for this adaptation, even among libertarians, yet money has been sunk into it. Damn the market! It's so gosh-darned important to get this message out, apparently. "Because of reasons!"

  • Matt N. | December 20, 2012 12:52 PM

    MPBSTEREO-I totally agree that it's okay to shit on this project because of its quality which is sorely lacking. I've seen both movies and they are terrible and I'll admit that to anyone. My problem was with the editorializing in the post that wrote off all Rand fans as unintelligent which, I assure you, is not true.

  • mpbstereo | December 20, 2012 12:02 PM

    In all fairness, there's a pretty large sector of individuals out there who are shitting all over this project not because of personal politics, but because as cinephiles, this is just shit. Being beholden to a subject does not mean it's a great film.

  • Zack | December 20, 2012 11:54 AMReply

    I know all the jokes have been made already about the continuation of these movies being a giant-ass middle finger to the free market they supposedly venerate, but it's still hilarious.

  • Amma | December 20, 2012 11:50 AMReply

    Why do you guys report on shit no one will ever watch?

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