Metropolis (1927) Season 04 Episode 30

We continue with another episode of Season 4 of Flicks XRayed this week with episode 30 and this week we watch and review Metropolis. The host Tony is joined by Co-host and Mediator Taylor and guests Brain of the City Katie, Mashine-Madchen Elisa, and Machine Heart Amanda. This week we play a game of Haiku Synopsis of Dystopian Movies, The Price is Right and The Flicks Awesome Lodge Word Game for the coveted princess crown. So tune in as we discuss at length about Lost Footage, Crazy History, The Eighties vs the Twenties and sooo much more. 

Our Ratings

Machine Heart Amanda 5

Mashine-Madchen Elisa 5

Brain of the City Katie 4

The Mediator Taylor 5

Host Engineer Tony 5

24/25 82%

Synopsis and Starring

Synopsis: This influential German science-fiction film presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the privileged youth Freder discovers the grim scene under the city, he becomes intent on helping the workers. He befriends the rebellious teacher Maria, but this puts him at odds with his authoritative father, leading to greater conflict.

Directed by Fritz Lang


Gustav Fröhlich as Freder
Brigitte Helm as Maria 
Alfred Abel as Joh Fredersen
Rudolf Klein-Rogge as C.A. Rotwang

Game 1
Haikus of Dystopian Movies

Man from thinkers
Chases girl among the workers
Robot lead uprising

  1. bureaucrat, in the
    future, tries to correct error
    now is hunted down
  1. a chaotic world
    women become infertile,
    save pregnant woman
    Children of Men
  1. computer hacker
    learns true nature with red pill
    war against machines
    The Matrix
  1. failed at climate-change
    experiment has killed all life
    except those on train
  1. an idyllic future world
    society with one drawback
    life ends at thirty.
    Logans Run
  1. a competition
    teenagers fight to the death
    a girl with a bow
    The Hunger Games
  1. police authority
    judge, jury, executioner,
    cop takes down dealers
    Dredd / Judge Dredd
  1. Lonely astronaut
    begins to question mission
    is he really him
  1. a future British tyranny,
    shadowy freedom fighter,
    plots to overthrow it
    V for Vendetta

Price is Right (Game 2)

The Figures

Budget: Germany Converted from Reichsmarks to USD at the Time$1,258,907  (estimated)
Domestic: Germany Converted from Reichsmarks to USD at the Time$17,814
Bonus 1: Domestic Re-release: 2002 – 2010
Bonus 2: Foreign Re-Release 2011

Bonus 3: How Many Extras were Used37,000 (25,000 men, 11,000 women, 1,100 bald men, 750 children, 100 dark-skinned people and 25 Asians)
Rotten Tomatoes Ratings
Critic Ratings
Audience Ratings


Game 3
The Awesome Lodge Word Game

Movies with Human Looking Robots

  1. Prometheus
  2. Bicentennial Man
  3. Blade Runner
  4. Terminator
  5. The Stepford Wives
  6. Ex Machina
  7. Alien
  8. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  9. Weird Science
  10. Not Quite Human

Movies with Robots

  1. Robots
  2. Short Circuit
  3. Robocop
  4. Chappie
  5. I, Robot
  6. Big Hero 6
  7. The Iron Giant
  8. Pacific Rim
  9. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  10. Transformers

Classic Science Fiction Movies

  1. 2001 A Space Odyssey
  2. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  3. Forbidden Planet
  4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  5. War of the Worlds
  6. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
  7. Barbarella
  8. The Blob
  9. Plan 9 from Outer Space
  10. A Trip to the Moon

Silent Movies

  1. City Lights
  2. The Artist
  3. Nosferatu
  4. Ben-Hur
  5. The Gold Rush
  6. Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  7. The Circus
  8. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  9. The Birth of a Nation
  10. 7th Heaven

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