This was...not that bad. I have an affinity for showbiz stories, after all.
I'm fairly convinced that Letterboxd has the descriptions/images of these two films (the 1910 one by Cohl and the 1912 one by Bosetti, both titled Automatic Moving Company in English) backwards. Cohl's film is called "Mobilier fidele" or the Faithful Furniture, which fits the description Letterboxd has on Bosetti's "Le garde-meubles automatique", which is basically, yeah, Automatic Moving Company.
In any case, both films are enjoyable, whimsical, technically impressive and worth watching.
For a little while I was afraid I'd misheard and it was gonna be all guns, which would've been boring and just needlessly violent (in a boring way). But then the hand-to-hand stuff started, and all of that was awesome. So yeah. Just enough story to string a nearly 100-minute long fight scene on, and that was enough. Also, it was surprisingly well-paced for basically being a long fight scene, with some breather sections in there at just the right times. Definitely had fun with this.
I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.
The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…