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Desc:So this is a movie about trains? And people who hate trains?
Category:Trailers, Educational
Tags:Trailer, Ayn Rand, melodrama, Atlas Shrugged
Submitted:kthorjensen
Date:02/11/11
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The Mothership
Ayn Rand probably hated trains; too much cooperation you know, people traveling together, shared momentum. Trains are inherent symbols of communism.
Mother_Puncher
Trains directly equate autism. Have you ever met someone with a deep interest in trains that wasn't autistic? Rand is a hack who hates autism.

The Townleybomb
And yet Rand is a hack who autistics love.

Cena_mark
I'm not very big into Ayn Rand, but I can't stand the hate that liberals have for her. She's a decent writer and though her message is extreme, its a side that must be stated. We are all parts of groups and individuals simultaneously. We must not forget the whole, but you must not forget yourself in the process. Ayn Rand's writings remind the reader not to forget that.

Mother_Puncher
I'm not a liberal. I find her writing and philosophy to be stupid.

kingarthur
Five for the evil.

But no, CM...I'm pretty sure she was just a useless idiot.

Bort
Ayn Rand had a thing for at least one murderer:

http://www.michaelprescott.net/hickman.htm

And of course, later in life, Ayn Rand took advantage of the Medicare and Social Security that she so hated, so she wasn't so much a moral crusader for the power of the individual against the collective, as an opportunist who took whatever she could get when it suited her.

MrBuddy
Sheesh, didn't anyone read the book? Not that I blame you if you didn't. At some point you think, "Hey! Let's see how far in I am. 300 pages!" then notice you're only 1/52nd the way through.

The story is supposed to be in a dystopian America that's in a depression greater than or equal to the 1930s. It's supposed to be a mystery story (which is why everyone is asking about John Galt) and the rail system is messed up because they're designed and run by government committees of clueless, political appointees. Dagny Taggart (the blond who's supposed to be calm, logical and unemotional) comes thinks she can create high speed rail system. When Atlas Shrugged was written in the 1950s, high speed rail was nearly as science fiction as Star Trek. So, judging by the trailer, the movie seems to have changed a bunch of stuff that messes up the whole point of the story. Hopefully it's just a typical, bad trailer.

cognitivedissonance
I think we hate that the man she gave her final blowjob to grew up to become Alan Greenspan.

craptacular
why do trailers have to be so consistently derivative
jangbones
Tea Party masturbation fodder.

Reinterpreting objectivism into this year's Republican talking points is laughable.
fedex
wtf is this? most boring movie ever
Smellvin
Just wait until they hit the 50 page monologue.

Spoonybard
The movie's being released in two parts. The second part is just the monologue.

Senator_Unger
"Someone who knows what it's like for work for himself and not let others feed off the profits of his energy."
Oh, fuck off.
Cena_mark
State Senator Unger, That's the typical response of the type of guy who feeds off the profits of others. You Parasite.

RomancingTrain
How very Marxist of you, Cena Mark.

SteamPoweredKleenex
No, CM, that's the sound of really awful writing that can barely be heard over the axes being ground.

Though I guess people who thought GW Bush was a good speaker will think this is Shakespeare.

Dirtchamber
1:11 - Starring the voice of Andrew Ryan, Armin Shimerman!
Spoonybard
Haha, I never realized Andrew Ryan was voiced by Quark.

Dude's type cast.

Mother_Puncher
The YT comments are probably a shitstorm
StanleyPain
How utterly Randian.. These dumbasses put together a COMPETING version to the big Hollywood one with Brad Pitt and rushed to get it out first.
Oh man...this looks every bit as horrible as I would have imagined an Atlas Shrugged movie.

PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT IMPORTANT THINGS. WITH GRAVITAS. SPLAYED ACROSS THE SCREEN!!!
revdrew
I wouldn't bet on part 2 ever getting off the ground.
thebaronsdoctor
These 2:45 seconds were the only bits of footage from the movie that weren't John Galt monologuing.

The question is not "Who is John Galt?" it's "When the hell is John Galt going to shut up?"
exy
Watching trailer of Ayn Rand movie = forming a mental list of actors to hate more
phalsebob
I'm going to download this from pirate bay and then not watch it. It's my bandwidth and I'll do what I like with it!
dek863
I think this statement would make Ayn Rand roll over in her grave. I approve.

tak_a_je_to
I'm disappointed in you, Jon Polito.

This is almost 5 stars worth of evil, but it also looks incredibly crappy, and thus less, uh, powerful? So, 4.
Modern Angel
This is the most offensive video on here.
thirteen3seven
That was some good wooden acting, but I think they'll have to tone it down for Rand.
SteamPoweredKleenex
So when do the characters go to Rapture and start taking plasmids?
Caminante Nocturno
Ayn Rand is popular with sociopaths and parasites.
Lurchi
THIS is what the book is about?!
Aress
I'm a fan of Rand's work, but it seems fairly certain that this project is just a way for the rights holder to keep them. Like that dreadful Fantastic Four movie from the 90's. I guess it could be worse but that acting stings.

The modern setting doesn't sit right with me either. It's true Rand wrote the story with a timelessness in mind (a specific year is never given), but a railroad company makes no sense in today's context. Plus you just plain give up a lot of the awesome potential for Art Deco/Steam Punk style that a Rand novel would scream for (and that Bioshock did so well).
Lurchi
Haha yeah, needs more steampunk.

F U C K Y O U

RomancingTrain
Hoe many pairs of goggles do you own Aress?

FABIO
Aress' house is a clock tower inside a clock tower.

MrBuddy
I wanted to say the same thing, but my comment was too long already.

voodoo_pork
HA HA HA. I will buy a flagon of mead and we shall watch this drunk.
Sean Robinson
I'm completely shocked that it looks in style and tone identical to shitty low budget evangelical movies.
fulakarp
Thrill as a man denounces taxes! Gasp in excitement as people build trains!

Also, is this the one with the lady that just needs a good raping to straighten her out, or is that The Fountainhead?
Cun' Hufton
It's both, actually

This was sort of a thing for Ayn

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