Plot: 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.
Rating: PG-13 for violence and images of destruction
Directed By: Rintaro
Written By: Katsuhiro Ôtomo and Osamu Tezuka (Comic)
Production: Bandai Visual Company, DENTSU Music And Entertainment, Destination Films
In Theaters: January 25, 2002
Box Office: $636,830 (USA)
Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)
Runtime: 1 hr. 48 mins.