Director’s Spotlight: J.J. Abrams

Abrams never fails to deliver us worthwhile, science fiction epics

Photo courtesy of Sean Gallup

Written by: Jonathan Pabico

J.J. Abrams is one of my favourite filmmakers. His bold direction and enthusiasm shape his movies into fun, captivating, and intriguing adventures. In addition, Abrams demonstrates an undying passion for science fiction, which is ingrained in all of his projects.

     With his Star Trek reboot and its sequel, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Abrams blends his own visual style with intense action sequences to form an entertaining narrative. These films also benefit from a cast whose performances honour the Star Trek legacy. Aside from his talented actors, Abrams helps structure his Star Trek movies so that anyone can appreciate them. Viewers can easily immerse themselves within the narrative’s world, regardless of how familiar they are with the original television series.

     Abrams delivers more space adventure through Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Like his Star Trek films, this new instalment in the Star Wars franchise also has a fresh cast and raw action scenes. Moreover, The Force Awakens features relatable characters, written to life with the help of Abrams. Having explored the worlds of Star Wars and Star Trek, Abrams proves his mastery in creating memorable movies for fans of these classic and beloved universes.

     Overall, J.J. Abrams continues to amaze us with his many films that make the science fiction genre proud. Make sure to check out his other works, such as Super 8 and Mission Impossible III, that further showcase his exceptional skills as a director and writer.