It's a pretty lousy movie - the lead actress is stiff and the dialog has the unrecoverable flaw that it was written by Ayn Rand. Having said that, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Finally, a novel and intriguing drama. Finally, something new.
Hollywood is stale beyond belief. My son jokes that modern crime dramas like CSI feature semen in every crime scene. It's everywhere - on bed sheets, couches, floors, walls, light sockets, electrical outlets and ceiling fans. Crime scene semen is de rigueur these days. So are rich, white villains who are associated with big business. No plot is ever driven by someone trying to make a big business thrive. Sure, we get stories about kids running Facebook or similar webby companies, but there aren't any adult business movies, despite it being a rich vein of drama to mine. Atlas Shrugged is a mediocre movie that was fun to watch because it just doesn't have any competition.
I hope there's a part II to it on the way. I can't wait to see the final scene from the book played out on the screen.