They actually did make Atlas Shrugged into a movie, and it’s actually going to be released in the actual world. Prepare for the attack of the John Galt fanboys (and girls, no doubt, though in vastly smaller numbers), who now won’t even have to have actually read the turgid pool of warmed-over brainspittle otherwise known as everything Ayn Rand ever wrote to go prancing on and on about Objectivism and the Individual and Selfishness and Galt knows what else.
We can always hope, though, that the release of the this terrible pseudo-philosophical “literature” as film will be a giant stinkbomb of Battlefield: Earth proportions, thus consigning two kooky worldviews to celluloid infamy for all time.
Can I give you just one example of how terribly inept the whole Randian endeavor is? Just one? The movie will be released on April 15, Tax Day. Get it? Tax Day? See?
If you don’t, please count yourself lucky.
We should be so lucky.
In the meantime, the universe of snarkasm also known as the internet is going to have a field day with this one. Though if the movie is half as terrible as the trailer is, this won’t rank as much of an accomplishment:
Ethical question: I am going to have to see this movie for myself, of course. Which pirated source will cost “The Strike” productions the most money?
More fun I have had with Patron Saint of Selfishness:
I had an Ayn Rand phase, too
This amusement brought to you by Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand smackdown