The second installment of the Atlas Shrugged trilogy is out and Southern Man had a look. In short it's a fairly faithful portrayment of the middle third (ish) of the book, with the strengths and weaknesses therein. It picks up where Part I left off (Wyatt goes on strike) and ends with Taggart's accidental discovery of Galt's Gulch.
Possibly a new record for the gap between critics and audience.
It's a mostly new cast; Southern Man preferred the original Rearden and Taggart but the new pair was all right. Sadly, their sexiest moments were in photos used to blackmail Rearden into surrendering his patents, not in their actual acting. However it was a fine movie (at any rate it beats the heck out of wading through that damn book) and Southern Man hopes that there is a Part III.