Michael Keaton headlines this all-star ensemble, playing the role of Riggan Thomson—an actor downgrading his career after leaving a superhero franchise he stars—who wants a comeback at the business in the form of directing, producing and starring in a Raymond Carver play at Broadway. But through the days leading up to opening night, Riggan must deal with family, life, love, friends, actors, relevance, and his alter-ego Birdman.
Also, the movie became very self-aware at the things it does. It satirizes summer blockbusters (‘Transformers’ and any superhero movie to be exact), and how audience always prefer them over dramatic, art-house, substance-driven movies. One of the most memorable bits of this film was when Michael Keaton gives a very honest monologue on film criticism, that some critics made their reviews just to create a quote on the back of a Blu-ray cover.
The geek rates it 10/10.