Apples and oranges
I never understood this phrase, used when someone says "oh you can't compare this movie with this movie, the'yre so different". So what, in order to be compared they have to be in the same genre/style/themes/decade/language/etc???
That makes no sense to me. I mean good acting is good acting, a well-written script is a well written script, special effects are special effects... the whole phrase is pretty stupid. If you can't compare apples with oranges, both juicy fruits, what the hell can you compare between??
Films have certain general criteria that make them films, so surely you should be able to compare them as films. Now, if you were to make specific comparisons like, the depiction of extra-terrestrial life in Star Wars, as opposed to say, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, then that would be a different story.