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METROPOLIS, a visionary and elaborate spectacle by director Fritz Lang is an epic projection of a futuristic city divided into a working... Read More
METROPOLIS, a visionary and elaborate spectacle by director Fritz Lang is an epic projection of a futuristic city divided into a working and an elite class. Its exhilarating climax brings the city to its knees, as the classes clash against each other. <br> <br> In the 21st century, a de-humanized proletariat labors non-stop in a miserable subterranean city beneath a luxurious city of mile-high skyscrapers, flying automobiles, palatial architectural idylls, tubes and tunnels. With stunningly inventive special effects, Lang's allegorical narrative and architectural vision creates a highly stylized vision of a not-so-unlikely future (especially for 1926 when the film was made). As the elite frolic above the clouds, thousands of miserable workers toil night and day inside the belly of the gigantic machine that runs the entire city. Metropolis is controlled by a sinister authoritarian whose son, Freder, rejects his father's callous philosophy and attitude towards laborers. Meek though they are, the workers a... Minimize
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23 Reviews from Epinions.com
Nov 2, 2010
Fritz Lang's Gripping and Visually Appealing 1927 Silent Sci-Fi Classic, METROPOLIS
Pros: Visuals, art direction, story, special effects, music, solid version of the film
Cons: It's a two-hour silent film--people might suffer.
This is a great tale and represents an amazing moment in silent cinema. Metropolis is one of the best feature films of all time. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 24, 2008
Horror Classics: Metropolis (19/50)
Pros: Ahead of its time.
Cons: A work of art, and I doubt any review can truly do it justice.
Definitely a classic. But horror? No, this is sci-fi and I have no idea why it was included in a set of horror movies. But whatever. Read More at Epinions.com
May 3, 2005
Let's All Watch as the World Goes to the Devil!
Pros: World-class restoration; amazing sets; excellent special effects; highly stylized expressionistic performances; great musical score
Cons: Some scenes still missing (but this is likely the best version we'll ever get)
One of the greatest sci-fi films ever made and decades ahead of its time. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 28, 2000
FILM AS ART-FRITZ LANG'S "METROPOLIS"
Pros: Imagination, Imagery and German Expressionism
Cons: Lots of static on the film copy; and you need to pay attention Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 25, 2003
"The mediator between head and hands must be the heart!"
Pros: Quite probably the archetype for all great future science fiction movies.
Cons: Only that the passing of time has claimed parts of the movie forever.
"Let us build a tower that reaches the stars... and we shall write on the top 'Great is the Earth and Its Creator... And Great is Man!' Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 19, 2000
Silent Masterpiece Before its Time
Pros: Stunning visual imagery, Overall concept and Fritz Lang's direction, Strong pantomime acting by Brigitte Helm, the DVD costs under $8
Cons: Madacy Entertainment DVD copy is fuzzy Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 30, 2012
Fritz Lang's Epic Masterpiece Cleaned Up!
Pros: Making a statement for the Industrial Age, its dangers and its immorality.
Cons: A bit long, some parts rather silly. :)
Early silent films reflect the times and through a limited technology, Lang creates quite a masterpiece. A must-see. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 16, 2008
Visions of the future...
Pros: Amazing restoration, tons of extras related to the original production
Cons: Film seems long but short on story.
Amazing special effects and imaginative vision of the future from 1927. The Kino restoration is absolutely amazing. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 3, 2004
METROPOLIS- A Beautiful Film about the not-so Beautiful Future
Pros: Wonderful Example of German Expressionism, Exciting plot
Cons: Plot may seem to Politically Leftist, may not be Everyone's cup of Tea
Wonderful for Film History buffs, Silent Film buffs, Film Art buffs, etc... This groundbreaking film is an incredible experience for those willing to see more then your average film. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 10, 2003
You owe it to yourself to watch this movie.
Pros: The film from which all other Science Fiction films sprang
Cons: Dozens of versions of varying quality - difficult to pick the right one.
Without knowing were we came from, we cannot hope to understand and appreciate the future. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 18, 2004
Film history. A masterpiece of cinema.
Pros: A landmark in cinema.
Cons: Numerous shoddy VHS and DVD versions have been released. One includes Timeless Video.
I recommend this masterpiece directed by Fritz Lang. However, BEWARE OF PUBLIC DOMAIN RELEASES! Read More at Epinions.com