Industrialization, poverty, vagrancy, disillusionment--but I'm here just for the goofs baby!
I sometimes forget that Chaplin's films actually have a plot. If I'm being honest this film hasn't aged that well, kinda funny how industrialization is portaryed here, but it is still quite a fun time. Most people just remember this because for its first 30min (which are arguably the best), it felt a little more disjointed than Gold Rush. And of course Chaplin is a man of undeniable artistic talent plus being always so enjoyable to watch.
There is a scene here where Chaplin goes full-on Jitka Cerhová and it is AMAZINGLY FUNNY!
Plus that roller skate sequence 😱😱
My recomendation to Chaplin: more goofs less plot