This was my second time seeing Metropolis and both times, my favorite part was when they were portraying Maria both as sort of evil and as good at the same time. This parallel montage was very interesting to me as they were both approaching the same goal and location but in very different ways. I also really liked how the evil Maria had subtle but distinguishing different physical characteristics, such as more eye makeup and her dress being pulled apart as well as messier hair. It was obvious that her personality was different but it still showed that it was the same body. Although at times it wasn’t blatantly obvious from her differing appearance, her mannerisms and just the look in her eye made it easy to tell which version of her it was. Something else that really intrigued me about this transformation was the impressive science they performed! For 1927, it’s a pretty big deal. It seemed to be very ahead of its time technologically and did a lot of pretty amazing things. Something else I noticed about this character development was the build-up leading up to her transformation. It was interesting that an enemy and a hero can be physically the same person but have a different persona. Metropolis is definitely a movie that I appreciate mostly because of the progressions it made for its time. Seeing it a second time definitely made me more attentive to the details such as the lighting, montages, and character body language. Watching a movie without sound is a surprisingly refreshing experience because the viewer is forced to pay close attention to the body movements and expressions. There are subtleties that I’m sure would go unnoticed if you could hear what the actors were saying. The character development and symbolism in Metropolis were very impressive and although it might not get as much credit today, doing something so revolutionary and different in 1927 is most definitely noteworthy.