2010 restoration. Essential cinema. Lang's classic silent was given new life after years of public domain edited copies with discovery of lost footage from an archival print found in Argentina. With a digital re-master Lang's vision was brought back to life. Endlessly influential this masterpiece is the template for an entire genre. Ingeniously produced with visual mastery beyond the constraints of the time period.
muy un referente será, pero qué es ese discurso tan mediocre del amor y la no violencia. Una película que muestra cómo reaccionan los niñitos ricos al saber que no todos tienen una vida perfecta, y su solución idiota que cree que los conflictos se arreglan solo con estrecharse las manos. después de compartir impresiones sobre metrópolis, le bajo de 3 estrellas a 1. En casos como este el mensaje lo es todo
Agilely overcoming almost a century of battering, Metropolis retains intact much of its original artistic and architectural splendor, and remains an expressive and impactful work of robotic sci-fi even when burdened with a recurrently mawkish storyline that's somewhat onerous to watch in a single extended sitting.
A massive achievement in filmmaking, especially considering the era in which it was made. Elaborate sets, intricate choreography, and some beautiful cinematography. Touches on some very lofty themes that unfortunately doesn't delve into as deeply as I would've liked. Fantastic otherwise, though. Also worth noting that I watched the Giorgio Moroder version so props on that soundtrack.
been wanting to see for years and it is a phenomenal cinematic achievement but i have to say, i really thought there'd be a bit more fembot action...she also looked massive in the poster so was expecting buiding size...little disappointed..was even more disappointed when i ran out of time on mubi and had to watch rest of some shit version on amazon prime instant with half the image cropped out...damn u amazon!
It's an undoubted classic in the context of ground breaking innovation cinema, however it's deeply long winded and tedious watching back now. The plot, despite all its intrigue, loses steam throughout as scenes drag on and on as if to milk the spectacle as much as possible. The landscapes are grandiose by today's standards and look superb. Sadly the story is trite and tedious. One to watch once and never again.