Metropolis (Kino kino
the juice of certain plants, some tropical and some Australian eucalypts, used in medicine as an astringent. Video, 1927). Fritz Lang invented the science fiction movie with this masterpiece about a futuristic fu·tur·is·tic
1. Of or relating to the future.
a. Of, characterized by, or expressing a vision of the future: futuristic decor.
b. city where half the citizenry cit·i·zen·ry
n. pl. cit·i·zen·ries
Citizens considered as a group.
Noun 1. are spoiled children and the other half toil as slaves.
When young Freder (Gustav Froehlich) learns of the legions of oppressed op·press
tr.v. op·pressed, op·press·ing, op·press·es
1. To keep down by severe and unjust use of force or authority: a people who were oppressed by tyranny.
2. workers laboring beneath his father's city, he joins forces with the lovely Maria (Brigitte Helm), a charismatic revolutionary. But, alas, the evil Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) creates a robotic clone to foil their plans.
Though the plot has as many potholes as an urban highway, Lang's silent epic created many of sci-fi's stock images and characters. ***1/2