The last few Star Wars movies got it right? Huh. I must have been watching a different set of movies. They were so stock full of flashy CGI it was smothering. Like watching someone play a videogame.
Yeah, and J.J. did make an oblique reference to that. He also said that he wanted to do it from the inside out, focusing more on character and building up from there, which in my opinion, is the right way to go.