Saturday, May 24, 2008

Logan's Run (1976)

Considered by many to be a sci-fi cult classic, this charmer actually came out 1 year before Star Wars. While the special effects and over-all legacy don't rival the trilogy, hey, what really does? Face it, even Star Wars films don't live up to the Star Wars epic, and that's a sad fact.
Logan's Run
is a nicely-paced sci-fi thriller that examines post-ecological-apocalyptic life in a restricted society where everyone faces mandatory death at 30 in order to address overpopulation. Most people are delusional about the situation. Some people disagree or run (they're put down). Some people express non-social behaviors (they're outcast). But must are just jiving. [Reminding us of anything....?] And so we are faced with Logan's run to leave the dome and find a place called sanctuary. In the escape, together with Jessica, the token babe, Logan encounters a deadly plastic surgeon, a robot that freezes people, and worst of all, an epic battle with his best friend. A general onslaught of trials and tribulations, if you will. Luckily, there's plenty of sexuality, a pretty fantastic electronic musical score and a senile old man with lots of cats to keep the mood up. Also US monuments being reclaimed by nature. And lasers. And crystals. And a "Love Lab. " And Farrah Fawcett! Ah, the blonds.

Final Verdict: "So good, you'll read the book."

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