WTF: JJ Abrams, an EW Entertainer of the Decade
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Alias. Lost. Fringe. Mission Impossible 3. Cloverfield. Star Trek. All in all, writer/director/producer JJ Abrams had a pretty sweet decade. That’s why we at Entertainment Weekly named him one of the Entertainers of the Decade in our Best of the Decade issue (EW.com.)
He may be a nice guy, and he may be a savvy business man, but idea that he is one of the entertainers of the year is beyond laughable.
His credits include some of the dumbest, most boring, mass media schlock that I have ever seen. Here is the list according to imdb:
Alias (creator, executive producer, Writer)
Armageddon (1998/I) (screenplay)
Cloverfield (2008) (producer)
Felicity" (84 episodes, executive producer)
Forever Young (1992) (executive producer, written by) (as Jeffrey Abrams)
Fringe" (executive producer, writer)
Gone Fishin' (1997) (written by) (as Jeffrey Abrams)
Joy Ride (2001/I) (producer, written by)
Lost" (executive producer, Writer)
Mission: Impossible III (2006) (written by)
Regarding Henry (1991) (co-producer), written by) (as Jeffrey Abrams)
Six Degrees" (executive producer) (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Star Trek (2009) (producer)
Taking Care of Business (1990) (written by) (as Jeffrey Abrams)
The Catch (2005) (TV) (creator, writer, executive producer)
The Pallbearer (1996) (producer) (as Jeffrey Abrams)
The Suburbans (1999) (producer)
What About Brian" (executive producer) (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
There is not one original or innovative idea on the list, and only Star Trek was worth watching, but with the usual JJ caveats: Try to ignore the lens flares, forget about it having a plot, and whatever you do, don't expect it to make sense.
It would be a waste of my time to point out all of the problems with JJ's works. This is just Entertainment Weekly proving they care more about how much money a project makes rather than how good it is.
JJ is a master of smoke and mirrors, but has no idea how to craft a good story. Let's just sigh together and hope his career will be over soon.