Brian Doherty Reviews Atlas Shrugged Part II


Atlas Shrugged Part II, the sequel to last year's first installment of the long-awaited film adaption of Ayn Rand's classic 1957 novel, opens in theaters nationwide on Friday. In his review, Senior Editor Brian Doherty reports that in addition to the new cast and new additions to the screenwriting team, Atlas Shrugged Part II looks better and has a more interesting story to tell than Part I, and it tells it well. Part of that advantage, Doherty observes, is because of the events in Part II of the novel which the film tracks almost precisely, including Rand's nightmarish depiction of what the world run according to the principles of state-enforced equality would actually look like.