Originally Posted by Evil Twin
You might as well say that we can't judge directors if their filmography is ruled off limits.
No, the problem is a lot of people don't understand what a director's job actually is.
They assume everyone's like Lucas or Cameron who write their own scripts, manage the overall production, and have full creative oversight.
But for most directors that's not the case at all. For most directors, you're nothing more than another hired crew member charged with brining someone else's story onto the screen under someone else's creative oversight.
I've seen movies with horrible scripts or casts or whatnot, but with great direction and visual flare. And that's usually due to what I've described above.
Now I haven't seen any of this guy's movies, so I can't say one way or the other, but what we should be judging is the actual technical direction of those films, not the quality overall or the plausibility of their scripts, or how well they're casted. Which is what everyone seems pay attention to.