Elwood B.’s review published on Letterboxd:
It's not really the editing or the technical innovations, not even the metaphoric quality, that the film possesses, which i find most fascinating about this experimental montage-masterpiece. It's the conviction of the film, that it's all worth it. Climbing mountains, laying under speeding trains, witnessing nature's most dangerous outbursts all seems so outrageiously stupid just to get a few pictures with your camera and yet the movie not only convinces you, that it's not just not stupid, it's logical, the right thing to do, something that HAS to be done.
It's been about 90 years since this movie came out and everybody involved in making it is most likely dead by now and yet the symbol of everything that was before and that will be after, the symbol of conviction about filmmaking will never be lost and will outlive every human on earth.
Totally worth it.