I am super excited for the re-release of one of my favorite movies this Friday, Metropolis, whis is a 1927 silent film by Frtiz Lang. It is one of the most expensive silent films ever made at 5 million dollars and takes place in a futuristic urban dystopia and explores social uprising among the underground workers against the social elite that live lavishly above ground.
The character Maria is by far my favorite. She tends to the workers and their children and preaches salvation and becomes the worker's savior like figure. Freded, who is part of the social elite, follows her one day underground and is appaled by the condiditions. The story goes on and eventually an evil robot Maria is made and the movie is a silent whirwind of awesomeness not to mention the time period and styling are wonderful.