Stop J.J. Abrams from directing the next Star Wars film
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Stop J.J. Abrams from directing the next Star Wars film

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      Sam Iam

      Pacifica, CA

J.J. Abrams is a fine director who currently helms the re-boot of the "Star Trek" franchise for Paramount. To have J.J. Abrams also direct the new "Star Wars" film will automatically put the new "Star Wars" at a disadvantage as it will instantly be compared to his "Star Trek" films.

"Star Wars" requires a director that can transport us to another time long ago in a distant galaxy, far, far, away. The strong visual style of J.J. Abrams (lens flares, camera shake, etc.) will be too reminiscent of his "Star Trek" productions and puts the unique look of "Star Wars" at serious risk.

Please don't let this happen.

There are many excellent directors who can make the new "Star Wars" a tremendous blockbuster may we suggest:
Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)
Jon Favreau (Iron Man)
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Tom Hooper (Le Miz, King's Speech)
Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: 1st Class)

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    • Tee Oah SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 9 months ago

      Lens flares and Star Wars don't mix.

      • 9 months ago

      The new Star Trek was garbage, as a huge fan of both... As YES such a thing is possible, I couldn't believe what I was seeing when I saw the reboot. More deus ex machina in one movie than in recorded history...plot lines simply for directorial convenience. And the idea that he brings characters to life is absurd. His storytelling is shallow and for an ADHD generation with more flashing blinking lights than development. I cringe when I think of what Episode VII brings... He had stated he was a fan of Trek before he did that as well... Now all of a sudden he's a fan of Star Wars... He's an opportunistic douche with little talent and too much "vision". Some humility is needed when usurping such gigantic and timeless franchises. I admit, it's better than Lucas doing any more....but he's a mistake. Time will prove this... I only hope Carrie, Mark and Harrison can carry it like they did the original scripts.

    • Buğra Altuğ ÇİMEN ANKARA, TURKEY
      • 9 months ago

      Because i am very, very big fan of Star Wars and Abrams will make horrible film.

    • Jared Reyes HOUSTON, TX
      • 9 months ago

      I want films. Not movies, not an exciting summer blockbuster, not an exercise in mediocrity. I want pieces of cinema that stand the test of time through the power of symbolism, through a tale being told to me not a plot. The promise, if not the gratuitous revelation, of a mythos imbued withe dichotomy of good and evil. That's what Star Wars had. That's what Empire Strikes back had. And yes even Return of the Jedi had that. I don't want clever call backs, shout outs, cameos, or references to its past. I don't want a handful of duels and hover chases. I want that lightsaber to mean something.

      • 11 months ago

      Because star trek sucks dicks


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