The first trailer for Atlas Shrugged: Part I director Paul Johansson's big-screen adaptation of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged has hit the web. In all honesty, it looks like a slightly duller remake of Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. That being said, I'd watch the crap out of Atlas Shrugged if Steven Seagal played John Galt (Johansson plays him in the film, pulling double duty).
Whatever your feelings happen to be about Objectivism, this isn't a particularly effective trailer. Sure, it's jam-packed with lines that ooze significance if you've soldiered through the book's 90,000 pages, but for those audience members who don't know Ayn Rand from Emo Phillips, it's a movie about a bunch of randoms angry about Amtrak or yammering about metallurgy or something. What's your verdict, readers? Can anything be salvaged here, or will this be an objective stinker? The film his theaters April 15.