The Wormhole wrote:
As great as it is that he's finally apologized, isn't it rather late?
Eh, there was an interview Abrams did after the last movie, too, in which he acknowledged that he might have overdone the lens-flare effect a bit. It made no difference then, and it makes no difference now. The guy just really, really likes
lens flare, and the people who dislike lens flare won't dislike it any less as a result of a published apology or two.
Edited to add links to previous "lens-flare overkill" interviews: