I like this for a few reasons, the main one being that it strikes me as being an all-out tribute to the Keystone Kops. There's lots of undercranked, fast-motion action and chases, men interacting with machines in ways that weren't meant to happen, pretty girls in grave danger whose rescue depends on idiots, explosions, fires, and Chester Conklin, an original Kop, to boot. This was not an accidental casting. Watch Chester: even in the shots that aren't sped up, he moves like what he is, a Sennett comic, all wild gestures and pointless stops and starts. He's the guiding light in this one, and he's still got it.
The slow point for me in this is the horse massage. Really not sure why it's even there. However, shortly after that we're treated to the sight of Chester Conklin interacting with Heinie Conklin, the senile cop. Yes, I know they're not related, but it's still pretty cool.