I can't say enough about how much I love this movie! I had the great fortune to see it on the big screen with great translation and it was a knockout. Right up there with Akira in terms of the greatest anime films of all time. Great crossover appeal as well! One of the few movies as well that I can watch anytime and just feel good afterward. Also a wicked awesome jazz soundtrack from Toshiyuki Honda.
When I started watching this movie, I immediately had a love/hate relationship with the animation style. I love the way the city of Metropolis is depicted, but tenaciously resent how some people look, notably the politicians and the private detective. Furthermore, the (kind of) love story between Tima and Kenichi is very touching, although it is yet another Japanese human/android love. I definitely enjoyed this film!
Even if it's only close to being as masterful as the other Metropolis film, this anime film is still overlooked, and yet stands to me as one of the most stunning, disturbing, stylish and heartfelt non-Ghibli films I have seen. It also proves that a movie really can be made out of a manga inspired by a silent film, as long as it can be taken seriously. What's so dramatic about a Mikimaus waltdisneus?
Tezuka and Rintaro's Metropolis or Metroporisu can't be compared to Lang's, because it would be forever in the shadow of such an amazing work. On its own, as a 21st century animation it is superb! I recommend this for anyone interested in the medium, if only for the beautiful visuals and ending. But don't see this with the hope of a reinvention and improvement on the 1927 silent classic.
En fotografía yo creo que la mayoría de las tomas se ven saturadas de detalles,junto con una exageración de los tamaños y apertura de las tomas en la mayoría de las escenas,todo esto apoyando el aspecto futurista de una ciudad enorme, lo cual me pareció muy bien;por ultimo el uso de colores en su mayoría rojos,negros, amarillos y azules refuerza en las escenas la estética de una utopía en el contexto de la pelicula