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Actors: Jenny Agutter, Roscoe Lee Browne, Camilla Carr, Farrah Fawcett, Ann Ford
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Based on the 1976 science-fiction movie of a hedonistic society living in a huge bubble and taking for granted there is no life outside of it.
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Jefferson N. from BLAIRSVILLE, GA
Reviewed on 8/17/2013...
Logan's Run is a science fiction film that takes place in a utopian future that turns out to be a nightmare! In this future, everything is provided for the populace...No one has to worry about food, everyone's lives are planned out for them...And everyone dies at age thirty. The only hope is Renewal, a ceremony that allows the near-thirty a second chance at life. If you live your life and attend renewal, you can have a happy existence...Until your death, of course. But if you try to Run...taking chance at escaping your fate, you will be executed by the Sandmen, executioners who put down those that fail to live in the system. One Sandman, Logan, who loves his job, is summoned by the Master Computer that runs the city and is sent on a mission to infiltrate a group of Runners. It is believed that they may have found a way to escape to a haven called Sanctuary, and the Computer wants it shut down. To make it look convincing, Logan's lifeclock (which is located on each person's hand and glows a different color for their age range) is set to thirty. Now, Logan must become a Runner and try to find Sanctuary...And try not to die at the hands of his own people. With the help of a young woman named Jessica, Logan begins his quest...And the answers he finds are truly staggering.
Made right before Star Wars, Logan's Run got lost in the shuffle of sci-fi films. It has a better budget than Space: 1999 or Dr. Who at the time, but next to Star Wars, it did pale a bit. On the other hand, it has a very strongly developed story that is just as powerful now as it was when it came out. A film that definitely needs another look, this touches on the horror of a lazy culture that allows computers to make all of their decisions and a future where overpopulation creates a true nightmare. A powerful statement from an entertaining film. What sci-fi is all about!