Soooo… unsure yet if the announcement of JJ Abrams as the director for the next SW film is a positive or not. While for me the ST reboot had some good promise, it also was marred with many detract-y bits. How much of that was JJ, and how much of that was the screenwriter? Given that was JJ the writer of Armageddon, a decidedly horrible exercise, I think it was mostly him. And if he, as the producer of the new SW as well as the director, has a lot of pull, I think we’ll see much of the same marring. Which would be unfortunate – SW could use a serious solid performance to re-boost its standing and cachet. Fingers crossed. Strong script with a strong sticking to the script please!
(And, really, perhaps I’m just very worried of this: lightsabre duels becoming just lens flare vs lens flare!)