Metropolis (2001)

She goes out with a bang.

Few films end with such a beautiful view of the apocalypse as this one, which allows its main robot to detonate a spectacular explosion scored to Ray Charles singing I Can’t Stop Loving You.

It’s horrifying, yet sublime, and the perfect cap to a film which always made them stop and gape when it played on Videoville’s in-store TV’s.

Based on a 1949 manga by Osamu Tezuka, the film version depicts a futuristic world where robots and humans coexist, but uneasily.

Total destruction is just a heartbeat away, and the match has been struck.

 

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