Altas Sucks Part II Spoiler Alert: John Galt is D.B. Sweeney

Atlas Part 2 Poster - P 2012

The abysmal “Atlas Shrugged” Part I, which netted less than $5 million in Box office in 2011, is being followed by “Atlast Shrugged Part II” expected out in October with a whole new cast because the first cast might have been too embarrassed to reprise their roles.

Here’s the plat summary for Atlas Shrugged Part II

“This time, says producer Harmon Kaslow, the $15 million production will get a proper, albeit undisclosed, marketing budget.

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Kaslow said he has allocated 10 times more money to marketing Part 2 than he did for Part 1, and he plans on opening the film on more than 300 screens.

Helping his cause is that he has purposely timed the release to take advantage of the hype that will surround the November presidential election.

“Some of the major scenes in Part 2 are themes of the campaign – especially the economy and energy policy,” he said. “The book addressed these scenarios 50 years ago, and now they are even more relevant today.”

Part 2 will run two hours and stars Samantha Mathis as Dagny Taggart, taking over for Taylor Schilling, who played her in the first film. Jason Beghe is Henry Rearden, Esai Morales plays Francisco d’ Anconia, D.B. Sweeney is John Galt, and Kim Rhodes, best known as the mom on Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, is Lillian Rearden.

Part 2 begins with the world’s economy on the brink of collapse. Unemployment in the U.S. is 24 percent, gas is $42 a gallon and the most productive people in the country have begun a “strike” to protest high taxes, government regulation and lawmakers who demonize success.

Remember kids, this is the novel that Congressman Paul Ryan and our our Congressman John Campbell pass out as required reading for their congressional staff.  Repeat after me.  It’s fiction, it’s fiction, it’s fiction.

But I can’t wait to read Steven Greenhut’s breathless review of the movie.

  13 comments for “Altas Sucks Part II Spoiler Alert: John Galt is D.B. Sweeney

  1. RHackett
    August 30, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Someone should write a book titled Prometheus Shrugged. The plot being a strike by the people who actually do all the work.

    I’m sure all those corporate CEO/Banker types will run right down to the shop floor and work the assembly lines to ensure their fortunes remain intact.

    • ricksmith
      September 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      The men “out on the shop floor” as you put it,
      have most likely never had to make a payroll.
      Never started a business and made it work.
      The receivers of the paychecks should fall down
      on their knees every night and thank God that there
      are people with the brains and the stamina to
      create a job for them. Most likely anyone with two
      arms and half a brain can do their job.
      But JOB CREATORS are the ones on whom all the
      huddled masses depend.

  2. August 30, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I don’t recognize the actors (except for Esai Morales — wasn’t he on some soap?)

    In other words: Who is John Galt?

  3. Dan Chmielewski
    August 31, 2012 at 10:21 am

    D.B. Sweeney’s had a pretty good career; and there’s the mom from Zack and Cody on the Disney Channel.

    The first movie makes less than $5 million at the box office and they make a sequel? How lame…even “The Human Centipede” did better than that.

    • August 31, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Dan: never — never — mess with the premise of one of my jokes.

  4. cook
    September 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I liked the first movie, part 1. Glad its being completed.

    Still waiting for the history of the world part 2 to be made. Is Mel Brooks still alive?

  5. Pedroza for City Council
    September 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Perhaps Libertarian movie reviewer Art Pedroza can weigh in on this movie. He’ll require a free ticket and perhaps I shouldn’t have used the term ” weigh in.” Pedroza est muy Gordo these days.

  6. PatrioticUSGlory
    September 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Seems like a topical film worthy of viewing, if for no other reason than the film addresses every single major economic issue our country is facing and which all the other films Mr. Chmielewski praises, do not.

    The fact it is based on a book I’m told has outsold all other books over the last 50 years except the Bible, which is also said to be fiction, tells me someone must like the plot and/or the message.

    Someone should remind our critic that fiction is popular because fiction allows for freedom to speculate or predict in a far more entertaining manner than a book on advanced Keynesian and Hayekian economic theory can.

    And many are amazed how a book written about 60 years ago accurately predicted that which no factual book ever predicted: government takeover of auto industries, demeaning the rich and promoting class warfare as a political; strategy to retain power, and so forth.

    Aleksandr Solzhenitzyn was a fiction writer, condemned in the Soviet Union to reside in a gulag for decades, for his fiction. I wish our critic understood the power and consequence of fiction.

    • RHackett
      September 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      And many are amazed how a book written about 60 years ago accurately predicted that which no factual book ever predicted: government takeover of auto industries, demeaning the rich and promoting class warfare as a political; strategy to retain power, and so forth.

      ————————–

      Did the book also predict the “producers” at the auto industry going to the government (aka taxpayer) and asking for a bailout funded by what Rand referred to as the “looters?”

      As far as class warfare is concerned, that is happening every day by conservatives and their vitriol that is directed at organized labor. You can’t have it both ways.

      • Dan Chmielewski
        September 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

        there was no private sector money available to the auto industry. none.

  7. Pedroza for City Council
    September 7, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    That reminds me, someone left behind their copy of “Black Girl Magazine” in the men’s room at that Irvine Title company.

  8. Advantage Title Flunky
    September 7, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Whoops, I must have left that in there after finishing up some personal business. Whatever you do don’t mail it to mothers house or you might end up with several detectives at your door. Gotta run, its time to call my kid Destiny and tell her goodnight.

  9. Pedroza for City Council
    September 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Dude. Leave the Jergens back at your cubicle next time

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