An American in Paris ★★★½

I realized watching this that the old movie musicals aren't that different from modern fare like comic book movies. By that I mean the stories are thin and mostly an excuse to showcase big set pieces. The big difference of course is that these song-and-dance interludes are far more inventive than the action sequences in, say, Infinity War. Sadly, I can never truly enjoy musical fluff, no matter how meticulously made it may be.