The trilogy no one asked for is coming to an end after no one saw it. Try as they might to tap into the general air of political and economic discontent afoot in the U.S., the producers behind the “Atlas Shrugged” series never roused much interest beyond a niche base. The first installment earned a tepid $4.6 million at the box office, and the second took in $3.3 million. And in a move that Ayn Rand herself would likely have frowned upon, a Kickstarter campaign enabled the finale “Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?” A trailer is here to show just where all that money went.
Empirically speaking, all that money created very little value. Appearing as poorly acted as the first two films, the finale emphasizes a love story and a vague theme of “choice” amidst a crumbling America and Vaseline smudged camera work. And hey, look! There’s Ron Paul! Neat! Essentially, if you are one of the handful who saw the first couple of movies, this is your “The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies.” If not, there’s probably not much reason to see ‘Shrugged: Part III.’
“Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?” opens on September 12th. Watch below.