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Fantastic fare, often copied, never bettered.,
This review is from: Logan's Run [DVD]  (DVD)
This film has intrigued me since the day I saw it. I think I subconsciously compare every other viewing experience to it in some way or another. I'm sure the visuals had a hand in it; perhaps laughable by today's standards, nonetheless, they presented clean sleek lines echoed by contemporary movies like Rollerball and imitated by others such as the Island. The lavish vista of a utopian society, the origins of which are never really explained, seems to hit the mark with me somehow. The obvious class structure, shown in the scene where Francis bumps into a passer by is testament to the underlying tensions brought about by the different classes. Logan's apartment and decadent lifestyle should say something about our own carefree throwaway society. It's as if the story is telling us were on a downward spiral to destruction with none of us knowing or caring where it will all end. The dialogue is fine as are the action set pieces. The movie is really about a moral dilemma and the search for the truth rather than showing the viewer sci-fi. Thankfully the action isn't confined to plastic sets and the many outside shots work wonderfully well. Logan's realisation of what his society has become is damning and I found his effort to bring it to an end gave the movie a satisfying conclusion. It reminded me of Planet of the Apes but Logan, at least, has something to smile about at the end.