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Submitted by danand82 763d ago | opinion piece

Is J.J. Abrams the Right Man for Star Wars: Episode VII?

Clickonline writes: "And doesn’t it seem a bit insane to grant one man control over two of the biggest franchises in genre cinema? Not only that, but two universes which have long existed by contrast to each other, by people extolling their rivalry as ‘Trekkies’ or Star Wars fans. Do we really want a poster in 2015 which states ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – from the director of Star Trek…?’" (Cinema, J.J. Abrams, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens)

StarWarsFan  +   763d ago
I think a better person could have been chosen. One that is less associated with big franchises and big names, just like how the Bond franchise has done along with the Harry Potter franchise.
aviator189  +   762d ago
I think he's a great choice.
Seeing how well he handled the star trek reboot, I think star wars is safe in his hands.
calis  +   762d ago
I think he is a bit over-rated but he'll do a better job than the prequels.

It all depends which direction he goes in and if he is doing his story or what Warner wants him to do.
Soldierone  +   762d ago
I find it funny, before all this started people were going "Oh his Star Trek is so amazing!!!" Then he gets attached to Star Wars and its "he's over rated" or "Star Trek can quit being Star Wars now."

lol
calis  +   762d ago
I enjoyed Star Trek, though never watched it before the movie. But I've found him over-rated since Cloverfield.

That said, I think he'll do a good enough job at the very least with Star Wars.
Soldierone  +   761d ago
I wasn't trying to attack you by the way lol. I'm reading the over rated comment everywhere.

I personally love Cloverfield, it was more of an experience than anything as I followed the viral marketing for months.
calis  +   761d ago
Oh yeah I know. I find a lot of people have said he is over-rated and ruined (ruining) Star Trek but I don't have a point of reference to compare for that.
danand82  +   760d ago
Did not direct Cloverfield...
aDDicteD  +   757d ago
i think he is just a SAFE pick but not the best pick. he is a proven director in terms of his sci fi projects. star trek was surprisingly revived and disney hopes he can bring star wars back to its glory days again. a better director can be picked but its a great risk because star wars is a money making franchise even more than star trek i suppose, so they have to take it really easy or risk everything.

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