This one feels a bit like Star Trek meets The Time Machine with a little Soylent Green thrown in for good measure. Similar themes come up in this film that were arguably done better earlier, but the films saving grace is it's special effects which are good for the time. The acting is horrid throughout, however, and what couldve been great is just so so. See Soylent Green for better telling of the same story. 3 stars
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.
During its opening stretches, Logan's Run has a streak of originality and oddball energy that takes you along with it and its hilariously awful dialogue. But once we actually see Michael York and Jenny Agutter escape, things become very dull very quickly. An encounter with the least threatening villainous robot in history hardly helps. An actual box would have been more frightening.
"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.