- 5. Everything he touches turns to gold because of the Force. It’s strong with this one. Well, not exactly gold, but it becomes critically acclaimed, asserts a cult following (Lost, Fringe and Alias) and creates comebacks from films series that were thought to be in the grave; i.e. Star Trek & Star Wars. Let’s face it. No one resists the Force. Then again, maybe he just loves stars.
- 4. Lens Flares. Obviously, he is so used to intergalactic travel by now, because he is a Jedi, that lens flares are a daily occurrence when he is accompanying his crew on the Millennium Falcon as they flash across the windows. Hence, he wants to share them with everyone else.
- 3. Bad Robot, his production company, is obviously an inside joke that he himself is a Jedi and trained among the elite robots of old. C-3P0 and R2-D2 had so many issues with all the beeping and back-talk, we now know his nickname for them: wink, wink. Bad. Robots.
- 2. He always gives the feels – AKA uses his Jedi mind tricks to illicit emotions in audiences. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not always explosions that create successful blockbusters. It’s the feels. Like the original Star Wars era music that accompanied its’ teaser, causing goosebumps to erupt over any and all wannabe Jedi’s or when we root for Kahn when he pours tears over his genetically engineered family and their safety. Or was that just me because of Cumberbatch’s amazing performance?
- 1. He wears glasses. I mean come on, what genius filmmaker doesn’t have glasses and is super successful in film and TV. For example, cough, cough, Steven Spielberg, Kurt Sutter, Francis Ford Coppola, the list goes on and on. Honestly, if you have glasses and are interested in film then that means usually, 50% of the time, all the time, you’ll be successful at it. Oh, and the connection to being a Jedi. No Jedi wears glasses. We know he’s trying to hide his Jedi-ness behind them and blend in among the rest of humanity. Case closed.
Do you believe JJ is a Jedi?