A ridiculously ambitious ye olde epic that you can't fault for scale, innovation and pure style especially when some modern day fantasy films look cheaper. Docked a star purely for feeling longer than it already is and for getting a bit lost plot-wise amongst it all. For those unfamiliar with the story it's kinda Faerie Queen meets Beowulf with a smattering of Shakespearean social 'courts and lovers' tension.
Wow, what an epic! Amazing sets, fantastic costumes, (the zig zag boots!), great hair-dos (and un-do's, the Blacksmith clearly hadn't been near a comb for decades). Siegfried! What a man! Bravely Battling the Dastardly Dragon! A tale of trust and treachery, swiveling eyes and glowering glares. Excellent. It is very long though, I watched it in three parts, too long for one viewing I'd say. Well worth the time though.
An ambitious achievement that never loses itself in its grandiose epicness. Each scene is like a beautiful painting, and Lang's composition and use of different shapes is masterful. The costume designer deserves recognition as well for the absolutely breathtaking creations that match the expressionist atmosphere.
Epic storytelling. This ambitious take on German mythology is pretty impressive even ninety years later. The film is somewhat long winded at times but its episodic structure does work in its favour. Some really stirring scenes especially the early dragon battle that still thrills. Performances vary but the visual style and complexity is constant.