History YMMV / Metropolis

21st Aug '17 7:21:04 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: Literature/TheTimeMachine meets Literature/TheFutureEve meets Literature/TheBible, with bits and pieces of Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame and Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper thrown in for good measure.

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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: Literature/TheTimeMachine meets Literature/TheFutureEve meets Literature/TheBible, with bits and pieces of Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame and Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper thrown in for good measure.
11th Aug '17 5:56:35 PM Andyroid
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** The Moloch sequence and the bit before, as the worker desperately tries to stop the machine going off, seeing the level rising. Then Freder seeing the machine turn into Moloch, who consumes the workers.
** [[HarsherInHindsight It doesn't help]] that the Moloch scene has some unintentional [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Holocaust]] imagery, with workers being killed by ''gas'' and then led into what looks like an enormous ''oven''...

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** The Moloch Machine sequence and the bit before, as the worker desperately tries to stop the machine going off, seeing the level rising. Then Freder seeing the machine turn into a shrine to Moloch, who consumes the workers.
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a horde of slaves and a procession of black-robed workers. [[HarsherInHindsight It doesn't help]] that the Moloch scene has some unintentional [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Holocaust]] imagery, with workers being killed by ''gas'' and then led into what looks like an enormous ''oven''...''oven''... And perhaps the most unsettling part is that while the slaves have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the mouth of Moloch, the workers [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror willingly walk into his jaws]].
2nd Aug '17 3:13:31 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: Literature/TheTimeMachine meets Literature/TheFutureEve meets Literature/TheBible, with bits and pieces of Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame and Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper thrown in for good measure.
10th Jul '17 11:26:28 AM martinhooper
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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: The 2010 version, which is closest to Lang's original cut of the film, is generally considered to be the best version. The only real competitor is the Moroder version, which was made by people who were very famous and talented in their own right, and even that version is a case of LoveItOrHateIt. However, this trope might be subverted in that the original novel the film was based on is also divisive, as many feel that the movie is actually better than the book.

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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: The 2010 version, which is closest to Lang's original cut of the film, is generally considered to be the best version. The only real competitor is the Moroder version, which was made by people who were very famous and talented in their own right, and even that version is a case of LoveItOrHateIt. However, this trope might be subverted in that the original novel the film was based on is also divisive, as many feel that the movie is actually better than the book. Now there is a new reconstruction of the movie with half an hours new footage that was thought to be lost.
15th May '17 4:53:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* VillainDecay: John Freeman loses all sympathic qualities and subtlety Joh Fredersen had in the original story, going from being a JerkassWoobie to a straight up {{Jerkass}}.
** Warner also loses Rotwang's tragic backstory, his scheming, his importance to the plot, his hammy performance, his robotic hand, his implied usage of black magic and, by extension, everything that made the character memorable in the first place.
13th May '17 7:55:57 AM ading
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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: The 2010 version, which is closest to Lang's original cut of the film, is generally considered to be the best version. The only real compeditor is the Moroder version, which was made by people who were very famous and talented in their own right, and even that version is a case of LoveItOrHateIt. However, this trope might be subverted in that the original novel the film was based on is also divisive, as many feel that the movie is actually better than the book.

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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: The 2010 version, which is closest to Lang's original cut of the film, is generally considered to be the best version. The only real compeditor competitor is the Moroder version, which was made by people who were very famous and talented in their own right, and even that version is a case of LoveItOrHateIt. However, this trope might be subverted in that the original novel the film was based on is also divisive, as many feel that the movie is actually better than the book.
20th Apr '17 7:37:06 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: "''Eh uh eh! Fuuutuuuraaah...''"
28th Dec '16 10:25:36 PM DrPsyche
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: When Pero tries to speak to Atlas about the violent nature of humans. Is he speaking out of a genuine desire to avoid bloodshed, or is he simply obeying his programming and doing what he can to ensure that the ruling class continue their decadence at the expense of Atlas and his people.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
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When Pero tries to speak to Atlas about the violent nature of humans. Is he speaking out of a genuine desire to avoid bloodshed, or is he simply obeying his programming and doing what he can to ensure that the ruling class continue their decadence at the expense of Atlas and his people.people.
** Instead of having the robots rise up from their mistreatment, Tima is only simulating that motive. Rather than having the robots break free of slavery she herself is enslaving them to do her bidding and when she sets the various structures to overload she is uncaring of the robots being killed by the surges.
28th Dec '16 9:32:37 PM DrPsyche
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: When Pero tries to speak to Atlas about the violent nature of humans. Is he speaking out of a genuine desire to avoid bloodshed, or is he just doing as he was programmed and serving the ruling class's interests by getting the downtrodden civilians to stand down.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: When Pero tries to speak to Atlas about the violent nature of humans. Is he speaking out of a genuine desire to avoid bloodshed, or is he just simply obeying his programming and doing as what he was programmed and serving can to ensure that the ruling class's interests by getting class continue their decadence at the downtrodden civilians to stand down.expense of Atlas and his people.




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* MoralEventHorizon:
** Rock has a number of potential crossings. Though him blowing off Fifi's head may count due to how sympathetic that character was.
** [[spoiler:Atlas]] shooting [[spoiler:Piro]] dead takes away any sympathy and claim to the moral high ground that he had.
28th Dec '16 9:25:34 PM DrPsyche
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: When Pero tries to speak to Atlas about the violent nature of humans. Is he speaking out of a genuine desire to avoid bloodshed, or is he just doing as he was programmed and serving the ruling class's interests by getting the downtrodden civilians to stand down.
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