Who’s the Better Director? Edgar Wright or Rian Johnson

Welcome to round two of Face/Off! For the next 12 weeks we will be pitting two directors who won their round one matches against each other and letting YOU, the commenters, decide on who reigns supreme!

You have to decide which director is better than the other? Various factors could play into your decision from who takes the biggest risks to who has the more distinctive style. Remember, it isn’t so much about which director has made the most money at the box office or won the most awards, but, in your mind, which director simply makes better films.

Let’s analyze the filmography of today’s challengers.


Edgar Wright

Who He Beat in Round One: M. Night Shyamalan (11 to 5)

1990s to 2010s Directorial Features: A Fistful of Fingers (1995), Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), The World’s End (2013), Baby Driver (2017)


Rian Johnson

Who He Beat in Round One: James Wan (14 to 7)

2000s & 2010s Directorial Features: Brick (2005), The Brothers Bloom (2008), Looper (2012), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Knives Out (2019)


Only one can move on to the Battle Royale. Let the Face/Off begin!

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Face/Off: Wright vs. Johnson

Who's the better director?


Discuss in the comments below your favorite films from each director and who should advance to the next round.

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Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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