I gotta say, I agree with Terry Gilliam, who, in spite of the mess the Weinsteins made of The Brothers Grimm, remains one of my favorite directors.
Gilliam, who was J. K. Rowling’s original choice to direct Harry Potter, before the studio gave it to Chris Columbus, says:
“I was the perfect guy to do Harry Potter. I remember leaving the meeting, getting in my car, and driving for about two hours along Mulholland Drive just so angry. I mean, Chris Columbus’ versions are terrible. Just dull. Pedestrian.”
Regarding Steven Spielberg:
“I saw ‘War of the Worlds‘ and I thought, Steven Spielberg is a man who makes brilliant scenes but can’t make a movie anymore.”