Bright Blessings, film lovers!
I don’t know about you, but I love sci fi from the 1970’s. The more simplified special effects, and the groovy take on “futuristic style” dazzles the eye! The music, and costumes, and the theatrical style acting is more dramatic, and more fun in my opinion than the modern realistic films. In sci fi, I want a new reality, not one I feel could happen today in my world.
I watched Logan’s Run for this reason, and just for enjoyment. It delivers, but I also realized, there are some magical truths in it!
Here is the trailer you can watch!
It’s an MGM film released in 1976, and stars Michael York, Peter Ustinov, and Jenny Agutter.
The movie follows Logan 5, played by Michael York. He is an enforcement officer, called a “Sandman”, who is tasked with killing people who try to escape, aka “Runners”. What they are running from is “Rejuvenation”. They are told it is rebirth at age 30 so nobody grows old. Their society has been moved underground, and to maintain balance and steady numbers, life is controlled. When a child is born, somebody has to go.
The people are lied to about this and told they will be reborn with a new body- aka a new baby. They live a life of enjoyment, comfort, and excess, never have to suffer, and this is all designed so they do not question the system. Not everybody is so eager to believe all they are told, and a small rebellion operates. Runners are caught and executed.
Unfortunately, Logan 5 is selected by his own establishment to “Run” undercover, and tasked with finding a place called “Sanctuary”. He’s supposed to come back and report everything, but as he learns the truth, he is changed forever.
He and Jessica, played by Jenny Agutter, who is part of the rebellion, decide to do this together. Jenny can see Logan 5 is different, and she believes he can do what nobody else has been able to do before. They makes it past the city gates to the outside, and meet the sole human living outside of the society, played by Peter Ustinov. Logan decides that instead of staying there and living his days happily with Jessica and his new friend, he MUST go back and tell the others!
I won’t provide spoilers, but let’s just say not everybody is eager to listen to Logan 5.
This is a great film to watch and a reminder of some great truths.
- Perception does not equal reality.
- Question EVERYTHING, and find out the truth for yourself!
- This is not going to be easy. Do it anyways.
- Know who you can trust, even if they are new people. People give their intentions away easily, and long-term friendships might have to go when you change for the better.
- When you learn a truth, sometimes the people closest to you turn against you.
- The truth might change us, but it might take a bigger wake up to help others change as well.
- Sometimes, just being alive in enough, but sometimes, it’s just not enough when higher good has to be accommodated.
- Fear of death itself can stop us from truly living.
- It is best to do what is natural to you than to do what other people tell you ought to be natural to you. No ifs, ands, or buts.
- In the end, it is sometimes best to risk everything if it is false security to achieve true freedom.
Don’t take my word for it what a great film this is. Watch it for yourself.
Happy Film Watching, and
About the Author:
Saoirse is a recovered Catholic. I was called to the Old Ways at age 11, but I thought I was just fascinated with folklore. At age 19, I was called again, but I thought I was just a history buff, and could not explain the soul yearnings I got when I saw images of the Standing Stones in the Motherland. At age 29, I crossed over into New Age studies, and finally Wicca a couple years later. My name is Saoirse, pronounced like (Sare) and (Shah) Gaelic for freedom. The gods I serve are Odin and Nerthus. I speak with Freyja , Norder, and Thunor as well. The Bawon has been with me since I was a small child, and Rangda has been with me since the days I was still Catholic. I received my 0 and 1 Degree in an Eclectic Wiccan tradition, and my Elder is Lord Shadow. We practice in Columbus, Ohio. I am currently focusing more on my personal growth, and working towards a Second and Third Degree with Shadow. I received a writing degree from Otterbein University back in 2000. I have written arts columns for the s Council in Westerville. I give private tarot readings and can be reached through my Facebook page Tarot with Saoirse. You can, also, join me on my Youtube Channel.