“Look, I’m no purist — there are good superhero films and there are bad ones. Movies started out as an extension of a magic trick so making a spectacle is part of the game. I had a lot of fun designing a huge fucking metal eagle to attack New York City. It’s just that we’ve been overwhelmed by these movies now. They keep taking up room that could be going to smaller films. [Not] art films…I fucking hate that term. No, films about human beings. Those aren’t art films. They should just be called ‘films.'” — Birdman director Alejandro G. Inarritu speaking to Rolling Stone‘s David Fear.

“I mean, they are ruining things in a lot of ways. My kid will come home from seeing the latest Transformers movie and I’ll ask him, ‘How was it?’ ‘AMAZING!’ ‘What was it about?’ ‘I don’t know, but it was amazing!’ He couldn’t figure it out because it fucking didn’t matter. I feel like these things are giving people so many tastes at once in their mouth that if you were to give them something simple, like a grape, they couldn’t taste the sweetness of it.”