Thus far JJ Abrams career can be summed up as “competent but bland”. He’s not a bad director, he’s just not a very interesting one. So when he was given the reins to Star Wars i was mostly apathetic. I had no doubt that the film would look good, but i wasn’t expecting much else. So far I’ve seen nothing to change that. Again, the film doesn’t look bad and i still intend to see it as close to opening day as i can, but nothing in this trailer seems like it needed Abrams. And that’s kind of a downer in my opinion.