When fans give the story more thought than the writers.
I mean that’s not really true though.
I’d say it’s true in relation to JJ Abrams’ writing.
Just because the final product ended up in a certain simplified way doesn’t thought wasn’t put into its development.
Crazy coincidence that all of JJ Abrams’ films turn out half baked despite the thought he puts in them and his public quotes that he prefers mysteries with no answers…
That’s the thing though, that’s the style of story he prefers so he cuts it down to that. Doesn’t mean the writers “put less though into it than the fans.” We’re talking about people who spent months working full-time jobs just working on the script. You can complain all you want about the end result but don’t make up stuff about the process.