Logan's Run

Director: Michael Anderson
Year Released: 1976
Rating: 1.5

This is something: a movie that's more interesting for its timely - and eerie - ideas about youth obsession and less so for the execution of its belabored plot. It predates MTV, network television and Hollywood in its view of a society that kills off its inhabitants once they reach the age of 30 (an age some believe designates the end of 'youth'), and where people, morbidly unhappy with their looks, undergo face altering operations (without scarring!). But Z-grade special effects, acting and dialogue don't provide an adequate vehicle for the philosophy, and the result is mediocre. I'd actually advocate a knowing remake of this today, tweaking and fixing many of the flaws; it might even be really successful.