I watched the Ayn Rand movie tonight. It was well done and stayed true to Rand's dialogue - which is a bit stilted at times to get its point across, but the point's worth it.
I invited my sons to accompany me, but no interest. Which meant that since my wife is in Minneapolis this week, I went solo.
The woman who played Dagny was great. The guy who played Rearden was good, too, but I expect to see more of her in other things.
More movies like this, please...
ETC: Talking with Jonathan about it, he brought up this parallel between Obama's doings and what occurs in the film. I mentioned that through several parts of the film, I thought about how prescient Ayn turned out to be. To which he said:
Which just goes to prove how obvious the consequences and solutions are once you have a firm grasp of validated principles.
So much of what's going on now was easily predicted. Grow government, and this is what you get.
We've got all of Liberty on the Rocks Des Moines chapter going to a showing tonight.
It had a small opening, so if we don't support the film with our ticket purchases, the Hollywood leftist propaganda machine will claim it's a flop because people don't agree with its politics.
But these are the facts: It made 1.6 mil opening weekend, despite showing in only 300 theaters nationwide; that's an average of $5,600 per theater. Only Rio and Scream 4, which were big budget heavily advertised films, earned more per theater.