Monday, January 19, 2009

"I've never seen a face like that before. That must be the look... the look of being old."

Logan's Run, 1976. Three Stars.

Yeah, I can't believe I hadn't seen this before now either! This is my kind of flick: a dystopian utopia with people willingly flying to their deaths. It's funny how they picked a dude that always looked pretty old (Michael York) for the lead in a movie where everyone's young! Also, the 70's-ness of everything makes the movie even more bizarre! Like the "hologram" of Logan's head? Super crazy-looking!

I didn't really understand that robot guy in the ice. Was he a guard trying to keep people from escaping? Or was he just his own, weird thing? Also, so there's no "Sanctuary"... or, because at the end everyone broke free on their own, was the movie trying to impart on it's dear viewers that one must make their own Sanctuary? Think about it. Deep stuff.


aimee said...

How in the world could you have made it this far in life and not seen Logan's Run, I ask!

Chrissy said...

I feel the same way, Aimee! Also, please can we watch Krull soon?? I thought Krull was Wendigo, which turns out in my mind was really Gummo. Am very psyched Krull is a sci-fi fantasy that the red armor from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure came from!