I don't remember how old I was when I first saw Logan's Run, but it's definitely a movie that has stuck with me through the years. We'd rent it from time to time, until I finally bought a copy on VHS. (And quite honestly, I didn't know it was based off a book until I was already a fan of the movie. And yes, I bought a copy of that, too.)
The plot has all the elements of a great dystopian story. Logan's society is full of young, beautiful people who enjoy a life of pleasure. But when you turn thirty, look out! The little jewel in your hand turns red, indicating your Last Day. Then, it's off to Carousel with you, where you'll be "renewed"...as toast. Logan totally buys into the way things are. In fact, he even goes after people who flee from this understood destiny (runners). Until his turn comes. He runs.
It's an epic journey/quest that arrives at an interesting conclusion. Worth watching. And for those of us weirdos who love show tunes, you'll get a kick out of seeing Michael York (of Caberet fame) as a young man. I've not seen this movie in a few years, so it's time for a viewing.
I've read there's a remake in the works, and early rumors said Matt Damon was involved. But more recent articles don't have his name, so there you have it. I'd be interested in seeing an updated version, but the classic will always hold my heart. (And be sure not to miss the scene with Farrah Fawcett's stellar "ick-ting".)
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