Logan’s run film review

UK release date: 30/9/76

Runtime: 118 minutes

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov

Logan’s run is based on the book of the same name by William F Nolan. Most of you will probably guess that the film differs from the book.

The books, (it’s a trilogy), are much darker from the film and are not suitable for children. The film, however, is PG. The word sex is said once and there isn’t anything graphic. Kids watch worse children’s film’s these days.

Considering the age of the film, and how quickly how sci fi age, it looks fantastic. I love the setting and the visual effects aren’t too bad all things considered.

They manage to weave things about the world in very well, although, there are some trippy moments that make no sense. The music is very electronic and in your face at times.

Michael York plays a believable Logan for me and I love his chemistry with Jenny Agutter who plays Jessica and is also fantastic in heroine. A heroine that I actually like!

Peter Ustinov is a delight and if he doesn’t bring a smile to your face then you have no emotions.

It’s a fascinating plot, but its ending seems too happy and easy, (and completely different from the book), and I’m left with a few questions about the world, but I suppose it might’ve bogged it down and made the film slow and dull. There is a theme that runs through it that is the same as the book, fighting the system and not blindly believing.

To sum up, enjoyable with fascinating plot, well paced, fantastic actors

Was it worth the watch? Yes

Would I re-watch? Yes

Stars: 5/6

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