Metropolis (2001)

2001 | Japan | Rintaro | ★★★★

Based on Tezuka Osamu's 1949 manga of the same name, Rintaro's Metropolis is a visually stunning, hugely moving animated feature, replete with unforgettable imagery, mellifluous scoring, and a truly, indelibly spectacular climax.


"In the industrial, tri-level world of Metropolis, Duke Red is a powerful leader with plans to unveil a highly advanced robot named Tima. But Duke Reds violent son Rock distrusts robots and intends to find and destroy Tima. Lost in the confusing labyrinth beneath Metropolis, Tima is beginning a friendship with the young nephew of a Japanese detective. But when Duke Red separates the two innocents, Tima's life – and the fate of the universe – is dangerously at stake." Eureka