A masterpiece of cinematography and adventure storytelling - "The General" is the definition of how action should have been done.
Before watching 'The General', my only knowledge of Buster Keaton was a vague memory of a channel 4 list show (greatest movie stunts/comedy moments/worst cameo - something like that) and how he managed to be standing in the exact window space of the side of a falling-down house, as to not become instantly crushed. That and he shares his name with an above average Batman. Following the two Chaplin master works was indeed a formidable challenge but Johnnie Gray was certainly up to the challenge. It was also a timely reminder that, after watching a disappointingly bland 'Unstoppable' considering the powerhouse of the Scott/Washington/Pine combo, adventure films set on trains can actually be exciting.