Probably the director least suited to Star Wars. A large part of what makes Star Wars perfect is that Lucas looked at the idea of explaining what was going on and said “we ain’t got time fo’ that shit.”
JJA is an explanation machine and a lore over-explorer (watch Lost) much like what Star Trek actually is - and why he was probably a good pick for that franchise. Star Wars is a fantasy story in the guise of sci-fi. How many times have you read Lord of The Rings and had someone tell you how things did what? They just do it.
I will say I still have some hope for the film, as JJA isn’t the writer. But if you want my honest opinion, Gary Ross would have been the right guy for the job. The Hunger Games was a movie he made so utterly apparent he was committed to perfect adaption (knowing what to cut, slim, combine, add) and respect of the source material (watch the making of stuff on the Blu-Ray, he’s a passionate and respectful individual).
My current hopes lie in the fact Toy Story 3’s director wrote the script, and I don’t think that movie could have been better.