A few weeks ago I got a chance to watch a sneak preview for the first installment of a film trilogy based on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. I did not have high hopes for the adaptation, given that much of the “action” in the gargantuan novel occurs in the heads of characters, the heads of characters who can outwardly appear to be emotionless.
I was very pleasantly surprised with the film. It captures about as much of the book’s essence as anyone should have expected and set up the rest of the trilogy quite well. If you are a fan of the book but also appreciate the high wire act required of anyone who might dare to adapt it to film, I think you’d enjoy it.
You’ll have exactly that chance this Friday. The film opens April 15 (har har har!) and will debut in (so far) five Kentucky theaters:
Great Escape Greenwood Mall 10
323 Great Escape Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Regal Hamburg Pavilion 16
1949 Starshoot Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40509
Cinemark Tinseltown USA
4400 Towne Center Drive, Louisville, KY 40241
Rave Motion Pictures Stonybrook 20
2745 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220
AMC Newport on the Levee 20
1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
I hope you are able to make it on opening night!