I’ve been a fan of J.J. Abrams directorial style since Mission: Impossible III but I wasn’t sure what his vision had in store for the Star Wars universe. I have to say that so far, so good. He’s managed to retain the patina of the original trilogy but has injected a kineticism necessary to engage a modern audience. I just hope he takes it easy on the lens flares. Although no one will be able to tell for sure if the storytelling in this new installment is successful until it is released, I am sufficiently amped for now.
The author is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker who chooses to remain anonymous but owes his career to Star Wars, the movie which ignited his imagination in the halcyon days of his childhood during the late 1970s.