That's it. I'm done. DONE. From now on I only have ONE ironclad rule for who should-be/would-be-good-if tapped to direct this or that "geek" franchise: A.B.A. Anyone But Abrams.
And yes, I'm including Michael Bay, Uwe Boll, Brett Ratner, Joel Schumacher, etc. I will gladly - happily, in fact - take memorably-awful "we'll learn from this" catatrophes over the continued mediocratization of the so-called 'nerd-cinema.' ENOUGH, at long last, with the "good-enough-ing" of what was for a moment there an immensely positive movement in blockbuster-level filmmaking.