History YMMV / Metropolis

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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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.
11th Dec '16 2:14:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** It doesn't help that the Moloch scene has some unintentional Holocaust imagery, with workers being killed by ''gas'' and then led into what looks like an enormous ''oven''...

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** [[HarsherInHindsight It doesn't help help]] that the Moloch scene has some unintentional Holocaust [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Holocaust]] imagery, with workers being killed by ''gas'' and then led into what looks like an enormous ''oven''...
15th Nov '16 3:15:07 PM Quirderph
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** One of the few additional speial effects from the Moroder version which truly ''improved'' the movie was giving the False Maria GlowingMechanicalEyes when she opens them for the first time. It really helps to make the scene creepier.

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** One of the few additional speial special effects from the Moroder version which truly ''improved'' the movie was giving the False Maria GlowingMechanicalEyes when she opens them for the first time. It really helps to make the scene creepier.
21st Oct '16 10:57:12 AM Quirderph
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** Really, most of the Moroder version's soundtrack is pretty awesome, though YMMV whether it fits the movie or not.



* BrokenBase: Opinions on the Moroder version are sharply divided, to say the least.

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* BrokenBase: Opinions on the Moroder version are sharply divided, to say the least. Is it ''the'' way to watch the movie, due to it's AllStarCast of musicians? A good alternate take on a classic film, if not as great as the TruerToTheText versions? Decent, but only when it's a real silent film and not a damn music video? Or is it a [[{{Narm}} Narmful]] mess with GratuitousSpecialEffects comparable to [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion the special editions of the original]] Franchise/StarWars trilogy?


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** Her human form is also pretty popular, due to Brigette Helm's portrayal of her as a LaughablyEvil UncannyValleyGirl.


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** Channing Pollock apparetly thought the very concept of a RoboticSpouse was this, leading to him removing every mention of what The False Maria was built for. Unfortunately, this wasn't only a case of AdaptationExplanationExtrication, it also - along with the removal of the character Hel - led to both Rotwang and Joh Fredersen becoming less three-dimensional than they were originally.


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** The film probably still falls under this trope, as it portrays both war and segregation as bad...


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** One of the few additional speial effects from the Moroder version which truly ''improved'' the movie was giving the False Maria GlowingMechanicalEyes when she opens them for the first time. It really helps to make the scene creepier.


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** It doesn't help that the Moloch scene has some unintentional Holocaust imagery, with workers being killed by ''gas'' and then led into what looks like an enormous ''oven''...


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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: In hindsight, this is how many people view Channing Pollock's cut of the film. As each later version brings the film closer to its' original state, it becomes a case of "they changed it back, now it doesn't suck anymore."


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* UnnecessaryMakeover: Some viewers felt that The False Maria looked pretty attractive even when she was a robot. That said, the makeover ''is'' necessary InUniverse, [[JustifiedTrope since she has to look like Maria for Joh Fredersen's plan to work.]]
6th Oct '16 5:16:51 PM MrThorfan64
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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.
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