Thursday, April 19, 2012

LOGAN'S RUN (Michael Anderson, 1976)

Can you believe it took me this long to watch Logan's Run? The first thing that ran through my head was, "I sure hope in the future we don't really all dress this badly". Among the many bad things in this abysmal yet amusing film, the costume design is right down there!
I won't attempt to explain the premise of this movie, but suffice to say, it's a silly future world in a dome and our man Logan, who manages to be super goofy and noxiously smug at the same time, finds himself in a situation where he and a girl wearing as little as possible have to go on the run from his home town (a kind of futurisic texas shopping mall) through various different 'worlds'. Peter Pan Slum World, Ice World, Sex Orgy World, Ice World, Desert World, Rusty Ship World. I can just imagine him thinking, 'geez, all these other worlds aren't as nice as sex orgy world...'

Pretty everything about it is extremely average and hokey, but it somehow still manages to be a charming and enjoyable watch. There are some good trip out bits with loud synthesizers squelching all over the place, a nice turn by Peter Ustinov as a cute mumbling hermit with lots of cats, and it's worth watching just to meet this guy.

His name is Box. I thought the scene he was in was gonna be some kind of stupid finale, but it just kept on going another 30 stupid minutes or so...

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