Tag archives for J.J. Abrams

V’s Ten for Ten: #8 – “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” (2011)

“If the Secretary wanted me out of there, it must be pretty bad out here.” – Ethan Hunt As a rule, the longer a franchise runs, the more stale it gets, and the easier it is to spot the moment where it peaked. Even with exceptions, the rule remains.  Harry Potter peaked with the third […]

The Case Against J.J. Abrams Directing Episode VII

I’ve been a Star Wars fan for all my life. Like everyone else, I’ve seen my favorite franchise suffer from one self-inflicted injury after another at the hands of an obsessive compulsive deranged billionaire. From the moment Greedo fired the first shot to videogame cancers like The Force Unleashed, it felt like marveling at a […]