This is a second opinion on Evan’s review of Logan’s Run, make sure to read his review below and pour yourself another cup.  No room… thank you.

Logan’s Run.  Ahhhh… Logan’s Run.  You have a special place in my heart.  As a young boy I watched you many times on TV.  I believe you were on the Super Station as it was called then beginning 5 after the hour.  If you can’t tell Logan’s Run was a favorite of mine growing up.  I still enjoy the movie and will watch it again and again because the base of the movie, the message, still holds up today.  But I must say that on this viewing with my keen adult eye, I did notice more faults and inconsistencies that my younger more forgiving eye looked past.  Evan’s review, although poking a coffee stir stick into my heart, is accurate.  The basic message of the film is the one saving grace.   Question social norms and don’t blindly follow your government.  But where the movie falls short from truly being a timeless classic is how it injects the decade that it was made into the film, the 70’s.  Namely the freelove orgy scene and Farrah Fawcett-Majors that are both distractions.

But my main problem with the film now is the main character, Logan.  For some reason I always thought he decided to run because he was turning 30 and then realized carousel was bunk.  But no he is given a secret mission to seek out the missing runners and destroy sanctuary by the governing computer system who speeds up his life clock so he can pass himself off as a runner.  And this would not have been bad if he had not, at the beginning of the film before his mission is ordered, questioned the whole system.  Right here is where I have problem.  He has no reason to question the system or believe that carousel is a fraud until his mission is given to him when he actually learns that carousel is fake.  This really bothered me this time around and all I could do was shrug my shoulders while pouring another cup of coffee.

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