Saw Battling Butler yesterday, and was a bit disappointed. The cover said that Keaton considered this his favorite film, and I don't understand why. Maybe he had fond memories of the shooting, but the film as a whole imo isn't anywhere as great as say "Our hospitality" or "Steamboat Bill Jr."
Anybody know more about this quote.
What was surprising to me was the slow pace and very few stunts compared to his other films. I could relax very good during it, there wasn't much to keep you on the edge of your seat. Maybe this is due to Keaton directing the film by himself, instead of having another director as was mostly the case. The photography was again top-notch, with some impressive "dolly"-shots.
Overall I rated the film **1/2 / ****.