Sunday 16th January 2011

Logan's Run

Director: Michael Anderson
Year: 1976
Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Peter Ustinov, Richard Jordan

This is another movie that has been sat waiting to be watched for at least 6 months. The fact that it was being shown again on TV today prompted me to actually watch it.

Logan's Run is set in the future and tells the story of Logan 5, a Sandman who kills "runners". These are people who run instead of going to the Carousel at the age of 30 - their only hope of being renewed rather than dying at this age.

The film certainly has its flaws, but it isn't a bad story. If it was made today it might be a little more convincing as the set design etc. wouldn't look so outdated. The one thing you wouldn't want to change, however, is Ustinov's performance. As the old man he is everything you want him to be, and he thoroughly outshines every other actor here.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.