Each installment of the on-screen version of Ayn Rand’s libertarian fantasy novel Atlas Shrugged has been worse than the last, with none of the roles being played by the same actor twice, and now we get a taste of just how bad the final part of the trilogy will be.
I was especially interested to see that Ron Paul’s cameo is apparently just repurposed interview footage stuffed into the context of the script, which should make the material feel as fresh and lively as a 2×4.
Since Rand wrote her novel before the Interstate highway system replaced railroads as the main form of American transportation, some anachronism was to be expected. But the visuals for this film are confusingly retro, given that it’s supposed to take place in the near-future; Paul appears on a TV set that looks like it just fell out of a wormhole to 1970.
We also get a preview of John Galt’s speech, which will be drastically shortened to make way for all the suck that promises to fill the screen.