But at least in SF they look amazing, thanks to Deakins.
Imo Campbell’s strong suit is direction of the action - I’d be amazed if he let 2nd unit do anything without him micromanaging.
He was one of the best action directors out there, turning very mediocre scripts into something the studios could sell as a potential blockbusters simply by virtue of what Campbell could do with the action.
Btw, I say was because the chap’s getting on a bit now and deserves to rest on his laurels. But I wouldn’t put it past him to knock out a few more nail biting action set pieces before he retires.
What I find really pleasing though is that he also nailed the drama in CR perfectly; that handheld stuff in the hotel bathroom with Craig post fight is brilliantly directed.