Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Metropolis (1927)

Every once in a while, I enjoy looking back at some of the more significant films in history; especially the ones that have stood the test of time and continue to influence filmmakers today. This weekend, I decided to venture back into the 1920s, and revisit the 1927 Sci-Fi epic Metropolis.

Plot/ In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

I sat down the other day and decided to watch the restored version of the classic Fritz Lang classic, Metropolis, and was captivated even more by this Sci-Fi masterpiece. If you have already watched it, you should completely understand where I am coming from. Everything about the movie is perfect from the over the top acting, amazing set design and effects, to the strange atmosphere. Most of all, the storyline is tremendous, and for 1927, could almost be viewed as a touch prophetic. In the end, this masterpiece is Sci-Fi history has not only influenced many modern films, it set the benchmark for how great science fiction movies could be. Yes, it does have a longer run time, and you will have to read between the lines, but it is a movie that must be seen by any Sci-Fi fan. If you have not seen the film, you are missing out. Check it out!

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