In a future society, the population has grown to such a degree that the consumption of resources must be managed to ensure the continuation of humanity. This is done by killing everyone when they reach the age of thirty. But a man named Logan 5 wants to live past that birthday…
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Seen many years ago at the extinct theater Caleidoscópio. In these times, when individuals after the 30's are considered as pre-for-old, this piece of cinematic archeology gains some additional interest in the scene of the meeting with the old man: his wrinkles are a value that a society with no time is unaware of. A character and a moment of great value in a film, moreover, only symptomatic of its period. And ours.
"They say people used to breed animals, fish, anything. To eat, you know?" "Must have been a savage world." Still so lovely to look at after nearly 40 years which is more than I can say for most anything released last year. Peter Ustinov appears in the last act to solemnly seal and steal the show, quoting a bit of Eliot among a kingdom of cats. Tis a shame the Nicolas Winding Refn & Ryan Gosling remake won't happen.
This film explores interesting ideas and I appreciate the low budget, creative setting. However, a lot of cliches are holding it back. And how comes the ending is not only quite superficial, but also incredibly speeded up? Still, the film has an authentic feel to it and was fun to watch.
Even with the dated special effects, the opening Carrousel sequence and Logan and Francis first runner pursuit are quite terrifying in their sterile brutality. Also, it's quite freaky how the "Circuit" device is like a combination of a Star Trek teleporter and Craigslist.
This film traumatized me as a child. No, not because of the acting. It was the people in white cloaks, Danskin leotards, and hockey masks flying around and getting zapped by a giant cubic zirconium to the delight of spectators in a stadium.