Strong Character Work Is King For Abrams
Since his work on Mission: Impossible III, J.J. Abrams has developed a cinematic reputation for building fast paced adventures that remember to include one key factor in their final product: strongly defined characters. Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise, and the assembled cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens are all testaments to the work that Abrams and his screenwriting collaborators have poured into the folks you see running around in perilous situations on the big screen. Without that character, the destruction of Metropolis, or even the death of Superman, fall extremely flat when they’re supposed to be gut punch moments. Hiring Abrams and company to spruce up the heroes of DC Comics’ canon would be a great first step in the right direction.