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Metropolis
Year:
1927
Country:
Germany
Genre:
Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance
IMDB rating:
8.3
Director:
Fritz Lang
Alfred Abel as Joh Fredersen
Gustav Fröhlich as Kenichi
Rudolf Klein-Rogge as Duke Red
Fritz Rasp as The Thin Man
Theodor Loos as Josaphat
Heinrich George as Grot, the guardian of the Heart Machine
Storyline: Sometime in the future, the city of Metropolis is home to a Utopian society where its wealthy residents live a carefree life. One of those is Freder Fredersen. One day, he spots a beautiful woman with a group of children, she and the children who quickly disappear. Trying to follow her, he, oblivious to such, is horrified to find an underground world of workers, apparently who run the machinery which keeps the above ground Utopian world functioning. One of the few people above ground who knows about the world below is Freder's father, Joh Fredersen, who is the founder and master of Metropolis. Freder learns that the woman is Maria, who espouses the need to join the "hands" - the workers - to the "head" - those in power above - by a mediator or the "heart". Freder wants to help the plight of the workers in the want for a better life. But when Joh learns of what Maria is espousing and that Freder is joining their cause...
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Reviews
The "Blade Runner" of the '20's.
This truly is a classic masterpiece and honestly one of the best movies ever made. The story is brilliant and the visuals amazing.

I have seen the German 147 minutes version of the movie, without subtitles. Yes it's a long watch but it's worth every second of it. Basically only reason why the movie is so long is because they need about ten hand gestures to speak one sentence. It's kind of dreadful to look at first but once you're used to it, it shouldn't trouble you anymore.

In many ways this movie can be regarded as the "Blade Runner" of the '20's. "Metropolis" is set in a futuristic world that has a same kind of atmosphere as in "Blade Runner". The mix of '20's cars and propeller-planes with futuristic machines, highways, buildings and androids is very unusual but an absolutely awesome thing to look at. The movie was ahead of its time and in some ways also prophetic.

The story is absolutely the best thing of the movie. Also the way the story is told and directed by Fritz Lang deserves credit. The story is tense and has quite some symbolism, layers and storyline's but remains always easy to follow. The ending is truly spectacular and tense. The way how spectacular and tense the ending and the entire movie in general was, really surprised me in a positive way.

The sets are obviously fake and miniatures at times but they still manage to convince and impress. Further more the movie is filled with some fantastic and very convincing early special effects.

Man who also deserves credit is Alfred Abel. Wow, what a great actor he was in this movie.

An absolute must see and one of the best movies of all time.

10/10

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2005-05-02
Movie-making milestone, but boring
OK, first of all. I'm not some kind of action-junkie who thinks that the Rambo-trilogy is the best movies of all time. I am a person who think that other silents like Nosferatu and The Battleship Potemkin are entertaining.

Although I loved the previous movies referred to, I thought this was one of the most dull movies ever. As entertainment this movie can't go very far. On a scale rating it's abilities to entertain, it gets a 2/10 from me.

As a milestone in the history of movies, it goes all the way to the top. The special effects were great to have been made almost 80 years ago. The editing was great. It must have been one of the most expensive movie made to that date. On the scale of how important a chapter in the cinematic history this is, I will rate it a 10/10.

That means a total 6/10. This also means that you should rather check out really good silents like Chaplin's Modern Times, Eisenstein's The Battleship Potemkin and Murnau's Nosferatu.
2006-08-28
The creation of a genre
Metropolis may just be the most influential movie of all time. Not only did it create a genre, it created a new, bold form of cinema. The special effects will knock you flat. They are amazing for mid twenties cinema. It has so many elements combined into the story it continues to amaze after each viewing. The tagline "the mediator between the hands and the brain, is the heart." is quite true and this movie really proves that. The Sci-Fi genre owes so much to this masterpiece. Words cannot do it justice. Lang's masterpiece is untouchable. If you go into the movie expecting a typical silent film, you will be sorely disappointed. This movie is better than 99% of movies released today, and that is the mark of true greatness. The test of time. And it's passed with flying colors.
2005-08-09
A fantastic movie, a must see
I was shocked to find myself riveted to this movie. This is without a doubt the best sci-fi movie I've ever seen! Let me explain my position. We have all seen modern sci-fi movies, and argued over which is the best ever made, but those film makers have high speed film and computers. Imagine trying to make a movie today with only the tools available to Fritz Lang in 1925, and even if you used a modern camcorder it would be nigh impossible! This is a must see for all persons interested in the history of film, as well as just good fun for everyone. The social metaphores as well as the religious and philosophical double meanings are a sight to behold.
1998-12-18
Wow...
I watched this film for the first time last night (courtesy of the stunning Eureka! Blu- Ray) and was totally blown away. This film was light-years ahead of its time in terms of its filmmaking techniques. I can definitely see how films such as "Blade Runner" and "Star Wars" were influenced by this masterpiece. Stop whatever you are doing, order the Blu Ray (make sure it has the original score) and dedicate just under 3 hours of your time to this amazing film. You will not be disappointed!
2017-10-19
You've Never Seen Metropolis Before
If you've seen Metropolis before, you only thought you saw it. The newly restored "Complete" Metropolis is, for today's viewers, entirely new and a masterpiece. It's not just the 30 minutes of lost footage discovered in Argentina (although this includes wonderful scenes -- mad inventor Rotwang's shrine to Hel, the woman he loved, the harrowing details of how Freder and Josaphat rescue the children of the workers from the flood, how the angry crowd chases the real Maria and winds up catching the false one, and many, many more).

But perhaps more important is that the discovery of an unbutchered print of Metropolis enabled the restorers to reorganize the existing footage and fill in formerly incomprehensible gaps in the plot, so for the first time we have the film with scenes and titles in their original order. The special effects of Metropolis were always dazzling, but the plot never entirely made sense. Now it does, and the imagery is more spectacular than ever.

The missing reels of Greed may never be found, the original ending of The Magnificent Ambersons may be lost forever, but -- against unbelievable odds -- we now have back the Metropolis that the first audiences saw in 1927 and no one ever saw again. Until now.
2010-05-16
Best film ever made
Lang gives a dark and terrifying vision of the future that is full of great effects and peer spectacle, great acting and everything that makes a movie great. I enjoyed it when I first watched it and I still enjoy it today. If there was no Metropolis then there would be no Blade Runner or Star Wars. So we all have to thank Metropolis for everything it has done for us. I say you get the Complete Metropolis from Kino International. It will blow you away and the film will make more sense. I recommend to Science-fiction fans or just movie fans in general. It is one Heck of a ride filled with pure entertainment. Some people may dismiss the movie because of the whole point of it being in black in white and silent but that will you use inner imagination to break the silence and fill in the colors. I say you check it out for entertainment. Peace out.
2013-02-28
An amazing epic of society, love, and power relations.
Fritz Lang has made some amazing movies. This is his best silent film. The story takes place in a future city where the rich live in a marvelous paradise where technology and economy are better then ever. But the labor involved in this is deadly and shocking and it's where the worker's city comes in. When the son of the president, Joh Fredersen (Alfred Abel), Freder Fredersen (Gustav Frohlich) falls for Maria (Brigitte Helm) a prophet of the worker's city, he goes down to the worker's city and is horrified by what he sees. Freder tells Joh who prohibits him from returning to the worker's city but Freder continues to visit Maria. Finally in an effort to prevent his son from going back, Joh orders reclusive scientist CA Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) to build a robot model of Maria, who in the form of Maria inspires to workers to rebel and riot around Metropolis. It all comes down to a clash between the rich and the poor. It's really unforgettable. Metropolis was very provocative for it's time, and the way it was made is just epochal. Metropolis is a monument of film history. An unbelievable epic.
2015-11-10
Movie Milestone and Masterpiece!
Metropolis is surely one of the greatest films ever made. Its scope, its reach, its magnitude and its message are truly incredible even by today's standards of film-making. Seen in context of its premier in 1927, Metropolis is a giant of filmdom and film history. Lots of people always ask what makes a movie great, and in particular, Metropolis. A great film is one that stirs the imagination, leaves the viewer with images that will last perhaps forever, forces contemplation of issues dealing with the very essence of life, and achieves a kind of immortality. Metropolis is a film that succeeds with each of these criteria. Metropolis is a film that hailed in a new era of making films with it futuristic settings, halluciatory scenes, and its breadth of spirit and sheer scope, most clearly exhibited by its cast of epic proportions. There are images that blind the viewer with genius such as the beginning scene of the changing of the workers or the creation of the robot Maria. Metropolis challenges its viewers to think about their relationship with society both as a whole and with each individual, as well as contemplate the rationale of divisions amongst peoples and groups. Lastly, Metropolis has stood the test of time. It is a landmark film and an ignitor for the evolution of the science fiction/fantasy film genre. The story itself is simple,a Biblical allegory, about how people with a vision should share that vision in order to make it happen. The film is anything but simple. It is immense, and a rich legacy that director Fritz Lang has left us.
2000-02-01
a visual fable of the highest order- one of the five great future films ever made
Fritz Lang was constantly experimenting with ways to tell stories by way of the visual medium, and his 1927 opus Metropolis is the cream of the crop of examples of this. Perhaps it was seeing the film in the greatest possible format (a fully restored print on the KINO DVD, filled with inter-titles to keep the story complete) that had me appreciate it more, but even if I had seen the film on a scratchy print or with not very appropriate music (i.e. Giorgio Moroder's experimental cut), it would still be affecting.

At the core of the story, Lang and his collaborator Thea von Harbou, the sides of good vs. evil, or at least the complete lack of understanding of the powerful over the weak, is set up so strongly that even when it has it's fairy-tale type of heaviness to it, it doesn't seem to feel compromised in strength or relevance for adults. This is the kind of film that should work for anyone, young and old, as it deals with universal themes (i.e. "The mediator between Head and Hands must be the Heart!")

The story leaves room for the visual style to come through- Freder is the son of a kind of Imperial man over the workers who die for the machines of Metropolis, Joh Frederson. He feels the sorrow and pain of the people, and goes down to their level to be one of them. He falls in love with the most compassionate and angelic of women, Maria (played by the beautiful Brigitte Helm, in multiple roles she plays without a fault), who succumbs to capture after the jealously of Freder's father. Enter the robot, a marvel of a mad scientist, who gets transposed from Maria, and becomes the havoc-wrecker of the part of Metropolis. I won't reveal too much of the story, except to mention that as a foreshadowing for Freder for the last act, as he wakes up in one scene the Book of Revelations sits in his lap.

Amidst in all of this, Metropolis is a masterpiece of visual effects, camera-tricks, and of course editing (if I wouldn't quite rank Metropolis in my all-time top ten favorites, I would rank it in terms of the editing and pacing Lang uses, which is apparent even in a permanently truncated version). It starts off with the image of the machine transposed over steam, and then soon moves to a vision of a city that was not far off from how it is in present day (cars moving on roads built to the sky, airplanes flying every-which way, and mammoth skyscrapers built in extravagant ways. But it's not just the use of the models, or the sets, or the backdrops, or even the use of space and atmosphere in most of Lang's shots (which are all spectacular), it's also the use of light that really caught my attention throughout the film. One thing I remember still days after seeing the film is the use of one spotlight on the character of Maria in a suspense scene (it also appears in other scenes I think). It's little things like that which make as big an impact as the montages, the super-impositions of faces and eyes in the dream-like shots.

And, of course, Lang's greatest innovation with the film is that in telling a futuristic story, he goes beyond his time period in stylizing. As I mentioned with the pacing being unique, it was surprising (though maybe not as much from seeing his classic M) that many of the suspense sequences, mob scenes/riots, chases, I knew that this is the same kind of styling that's used today for many of the most modern of science-fiction/action films. In its own way, much like Stanley Kubrick's 2001 Space Oddysey, it breaks the mold of conventional forms of storytelling, while not completely abandoning the storytelling form.

Although Metropolis has a checkered history of being cut down by countries, and it hasn't been seen in its full form in almost eighty years, what remains doesn't seem at all dated or crude. Quite the opposite, its visual expressiveness, its use of time and character and action, and its deliberate pacing, makes it ahead of its time and influential, and at the same time keeping itself unique. It's a tale we're all familiar with, being the tale of love and compassion coming into play in an industrial, cruel world- which I'm sure was even more relevant to post WW1 Germany at the time- filmed with a mix of over-the-top melodrama, mega-budget set-pieces, and designs that confound the senses. Add the appropriate music, and you've got a classic fantasy. A tremendous film to see two, three, a dozen times over- though some of those too impatient for films without spoken words (or by the operatic dramatic side of it all) may become disappointed or frustrated.
2005-07-18
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