Saying A Lot Without Speaking A Word
When Abrams' over-active camera decides to settle down for a beat, it tends to capture an entire scene's worth of emotional weight with just a well-framed close-up or camera angle. Abrams is a director who loves the "less is more" approach, especially when it comes to the quiet moments. (That scene in Trek, the one where Uhura tries to comfort Spock in the turbolift after his planet and mother died, gets us every time.) As a result, Episode VII has the potential to be the most emotionally driven film in the series since Empire Strikes Back.