J.J.? J.J. Abrams? We need to have a talk.
About the lens flares. The lens flares, J.J. I’m concerned that they’re taking over, honey; I’m worried that you don’t know how to stop. Oh, sure, I know at first it’s, “a pretty little flash on the lens here, just something to show off the surface of the film, to say, look, you’re watching a movie!” And then you think, “I’ll just put some more in here to relieve a static set,” and then, “let’s show people that the future is SO GODDAMN BRIGHT something SPECTACULAR is happening JUST OFF SCREEN!” And then, then you can’t control it. I hear you’re using flashlights and mirrors now. They’re in almost every single shot. In some shots I could count four separate lens flares. Four. Man, you have to have a high goddamn tolerance. Look, I got you a brochure from the Orson Welles Cinematography Rehab Clinic. Admit you have a problem, J.J. That’s the first step.