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Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Michael A. Novelli
on Thursday, April 26, 2012
Mendo reviews the long-delayed movie adaption of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, now a Tea Partier's wet dream: It's 2016, the economy is in the crapper, and major figures of industry and finance (provided you believe a guy named "Midas Mulligan" can rise to a position of any prominence) begin to mysteriously disappear, going on strike to protest Big Government. Meanwhile, Dagny Taggart, VP of the country's most important railroad, and Hank Rearden, owner of the country's most important steel company join forces to save the economy and answer the burning question (and meme-before-memes-were-a-thing): Who is John Galt?
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“A textbook example of how not to turn a novel into a movie.”Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000)
"Every shot is tilted at a different angle. I'd call this 'jarring', but I'd worry about offending jars."The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
“Catching Fire is a far superior, more adult film than The Hunger Games, as we see the young characters we recognize from the first film grow into the people that could potentially help shape a new world. In particular, we watch as Katniss begins to believe in the power she could wield, and we wonder if this mockingjay has finally spread her wings.”Return to Oz (1985)
“Can’t say I really blame Aunt Em for wanting to strap Dorothy up to the electroshock machine. WTF kind of stuff is she telling people? Can’t Dorothy just tell them about the cute stuff, like the Lollipop Guild or whatever? I think if she had focused more on the non-creepy aspects of Oz, Aunt Em would be praising her for her creativity and imagination, not sending her off to Dr. Shocker, erm, Worley.”The Running Man (1987)
“Man, this is just not a good film for Arnold, from a sartorial point of view.”
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