J.J. Abrams, epic writer and director, is known for suspenseful smash hits such as Lost and Fringe. The latest Abrams project joins the previous line of Star Wars films and, if the huge success of J.J. Abrams’ prior works are any indication, Star Wars: The Force Awakens promises excellent plot lines and suspense, as well as classic Star Wars action.
The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of J.J. Abrams is that he is not afraid to think outside the box, and go to extremes that other writers shy away from. Typically, one may be fairly certain that the main characters in a television series are safe from harm. Not so with those written by J.J. Abrams. Lost is a perfect example of Abrams’ penchant for killing off the stars of his show. The great thing about this is that we never quite know what to expect from a movie in which J.J. Abrams is involved.
Fans will be excited to note that Harrison Ford will be returning to Star Wars: The Force Awakens to reprise his role as Han Solo. This is an excellent casting decision. I mean really, who could play Han Solo better than the original?
In an interview with ABC News, J.J. Abrams shared his feelings regarding fans’ reactions to the Star Wars trailer.
“You just never know exactly what is going to work and what’s going to hit. When Han Solo appeared on that screen and there was a roar in that room like you heard… that to me, I was so grateful that they were happy — as happy as we were working on the movie, they were happy to see Han Solo back.”
What does J.J. Abrams hope fans get from Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
“For me, I hope people take away when they see The Force Awakens is the sense that in the most ordinary life, the most extraordinary things can happen. And that’s what I felt when I saw the first Star Wars film when it first came out.”
Anthony Daniels, the actor who has played C-3PO for almost 40 years, compares the style of J.J. Abrams to that of George Lucas, reports the Los Angeles Times. The Star Wars prequels by Lucas used a lot of imaginary sets and digital effects, but J.J. Abrams prefers to build as much of the set as possible.
“We walked around the sets and it was the real Star Wars. It felt absolutely like going back how many years it was since Jedi.“
One thing is for certain, the classic Star Wars action and and unique suspenseful writing of J.J. Abrams is sure to both shock and delight fans around the world.
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