Phantom of the Paradise ★★★

I think I like the idea of this movie more than sitting through the actual movie. This *should* work much better than it does -- a campy horror musical loosely based on Phantom of the Opera? How would I NOT like that? I'm not entirely sure why it doesn't quite gel for me, but something's missing. Maybe I need to rewatch it in a few years when I know what to expect but have enough distance that I'm not holding onto my current perception. Anyway, the humorous elements didn't quite mesh for me, and while the music was fun, it wasn't great. I didn't *dislike* it, but it was just kind of... meh.

How it entered my Flickchart:
Phantom of the Paradise > War of the Buttons
Phantom of the Paradise < A Clockwork Orange
Phantom of the Paradise > The Recruit
Phantom of the Paradise < Malcolm X
Phantom of the Paradise < Hamlet (1990)
Phantom of the Paradise < The Secret of Santa Vittoria
Phantom of the Paradise < Spider-Man 2
Phantom of the Paradise < Crazy Heart
Phantom of the Paradise < The Silver Chair
Phantom of the Paradise < Captain America: The First Avenger
Phantom of the Paradise < Knight and Day
Phantom of the Paradise < Jonah
Final spot: #860 out of 2293.