20 August 2010
There can be no understanding between the hand and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.
So basically: In a futuristic society, the two classes are greatly divided. The upper class lives in luxury on the Earth's surface, while the lower class lives in the depths, keeping the city running. When the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class girl, he fulfills her prophecy and becomes the mediator between the two classes.
Yawn! How boring. And I'm not just saying that because it was made in 1927. Every other silent film I've seen I've found, at the very least, to be enjoyable. This story is so over-done that one would have to have a very unique way of telling it for it to be remotely interesting. Unfortunately, this movie doesn't cut it. None of the characters are even worth watching, either.
This movie is very boring plot-wise and shouldn't be on the list.
Ziggi seal of disapproval!