Metropolis was not what I was expecting. The whole concept of these two separate societies is well known. Its always the upper class and the lower class. This whole movie's plot is just that it's the lower class, the workers, trying to rebel against the upper classes' utopian society it hasn't been able to be a part of. The working class operates the machines and everything that makes Metropolis go round. When Freder Fredersen goes looking for his mysterious girl, Maria, in the beginning of the movie he ends up in the belly of the beast. He decides to join them against his father’s wishes and joins the rebellion. Now this concept has been going on for so long now. A more recent example I can think of for this idea is from the Newest Bioshock game that recently came out. You have the lower class who maintain the city of Colombia rebelling against the wealthy folk and taking the city for themselves. Then you have someone who may have fit in to the wealthy class fighting for the workers and essentially becoming the hero. I find this to be pretty boring and dull unless it’s executed marvelously, like Bioshock: Infinite, and Metropolis was executed wonderfully. It just wasn't my thing.
For being of its time period it was a great film the scenes where the workers are running the machines is well choreographed and it was enthralling, but I just couldn't get into the movie. I would have to pause it every other minute in order to read the actual story. It was off putting. Some of the clothes that the wealthy wore I would just sit there and laugh. I couldn't take most of it seriously. What I did find pretty fantastic about it was the imagery they portrayed. There was a scene where the workers are burned by the steam and end up walking up stairs or something and the all end up jumping into the giant machine. It was such a thought-provoking scene. I found that it represented the workers working all there life for nothing. They literally give their life to Metropolis to keep it running. Another thing I found really cool was that in order for this rebellion to be fruitful in its endeavors they needed someone who was part of both worlds and knew how things were run. That's where they get their hero.
In conclusion it was a really good movie but I wouldn't watch it again. Like I said before I found it really hard to keep focused since I had to read. Plus the font they used wasn't the best. This movie has great imagery though, so I might watch it for that again.