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Metropolis (2001)
"Metoroporisu" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Drama  |  25 January 2002 (USA)
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Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuka Imoto ...
Tima (voice)
Kei Kobayashi ...
Kenichi (voice)
Kôki Okada ...
Rock (voice)
Tarô Ishida ...
Duke Red (voice)
Kôsei Tomita ...
Hige-Oyaji (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ...
Pero (voice)
Junpei Takiguchi ...
Dr. Laughton (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Ponkotz (voice)
Masaru Ikeda ...
President Boon (voice)
Shun Yashiro ...
Notarlin (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Skunk (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ...
Lamp (voice)
Masashi Ebara ...
Ham Egg (voice)
Takaya Hashi ...
Lyon (voice)
Norihiro Inoue ...
Atlas (voice)
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Metropolis is a story of how important emotions are and how they separate humans from everything else. The movie follows a young boy and his uncle (a private investigator). The story is set in the far future where humans and robots live together, unfortunately not in harmony. Many robots are forced underground and are terminated for entering unauthorized areas. They are more or less servants to humankind. The plot starts to unfold when the boy meets a robot named Tima and they get in all kinds of trouble. Never a dull moment when you've got a robot by your side. Written by ReemeR <reemer@fmail.co.uk>

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Rated PG-13 for violence and images of destruction | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$84,660 (USA) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$636,830 (USA) (30 May 2003)
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Ponkotsu (literally meaning "punch-crumble") is the Japanese word for "lemon" in the automotive sense. See more »

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At Robot Storage Area 17, the sign in the window changes from "Metropolis Police Department" to "Metlopolis Police Department." See more »

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Rock: Really? So, what are you then? A human?
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Visually stunning
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This is not just one of the greatest anime movies ever made but one of the greatest animated movies of all time. This film is an amazing achievement in every aspect and really pushes the may animated movies are directed and presented.The film takes place in the a future reminiscent of art deco. It will be almost impossible to fully explain the story of metropolis in a comment alone for there are many important characters with there own back story but in brief i can tell you it is about a young boy and his detective uncle as they discover a humanoid robot with striking similarities to a human being. Wat immediately catches your attention of metropolis is the way it is presented, blending CGI with highly fluid hand drawn animation in a noir style this makes the film very memorable Wat's more striking is the character development with highly memorable characters with a great English and Japanese voice cast. You have a great deal of sympathy even for the antagonists e.g.You have the main antagonist shattered by the loss of his daughter and his right hand man born without parents adopted Duke Red (main antagonist) as a father but is often neglected and shunned by him.This is an excellent achievement for an animation and should not be missed this is a film that joins other anime greats like Akira and Princess Mononoke a must see film.


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