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 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 12:49 AM   
 By:   JADSTERSDAD   (Member)

Till the end of my days i will never understand the hate for The Last Airbender. I've never seen the show and have no particular desire to, but the movie was great for what it was. Light years better than most fantasy of it's type. Criticizing the acting is like doing the same for Roger Moore as Bond. His performance ifs critic proof and his movies great fun.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   mnrvason   (Member)

I've pretty much enjoyed every Shayamalan film I've seen and have ALWAYS enjoyed every score Maestro Howard has composed for them. This looks like a lot of fun and I can't wait to see it!

SheriffJoe

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

looks like an over the top catalyst for a potentially great JNH score! wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

I care about this project only because Shyamalan always seems to bring out something good in Howard.

This trailer is actually pretty enticing. I'm loving the amount of original Sci-Fi films we're getting in 2012. Even re-packaged stuff like Superman provides glimpses of hope.

However, The Last Airbender was a stinker of a score and I have lost a lot of interest in JNH's music for a good while now. I'd love to be blown away but I just can't imagine this one sounding different than Airbender -- bland, bombastic, terrible percussion.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)



True. But in the case of THE HAPPENING I really think that Wahlberg and Deschanel were completely wrong for their roles. Wahlberg never was believable as a school teacher IMO, a role that for example would have worked much better with a brainier type, say Adrian Brody. And instead of kooky Deschanel, someone like Amy Adams would have been better, IMO.


Actually Amy Adams was in talks to do The Happening. Wahlberg said that he was happy that she didn't get the role.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

However, The Last Airbender was a stinker of a score and I have lost a lot of interest in JNH's music for a good while now. I'd love to be blown away but I just can't imagine this one sounding different than Airbender -- bland, bombastic, terrible percussion.

Sometimes I don't understand what people expect of Howard these days. Every score of his is bashed. He writes a bombastic score, and it's bland and terrible. He uses electronics, and it's noise. He does an minimalistic score, and it's unmemorable.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Sometimes I don't understand what people expect of Howard these days. Every score of his is bashed.

Where are coming up with this nonsense? Every score of his is bashed? Come on! Give your head a shake!

-Erik-

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Sometimes I don't understand what people expect of Howard these days. Every score of his is bashed. He writes a bombastic score, and it's bland and terrible. He uses electronics, and it's noise. He does an minimalistic score, and it's unmemorable.

Not necessarily... Bombastic: I loved King Kong. Electronics: Michael Clayton is unfairly maligned and arguably a masterpiece. Minimalistic: The Happening and I Am Legend are easily some favorites.

But the score for The Last Airbender is truly wretched. There is simply no inspiration in it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

Howard hasn't been the same ever since he joined Zimmer's company. His work has entered "same-y" mode and he tends to bring down the quality of the work (for example, notice how Zimmer dropped him from The Dark Knight Rises and the quality of the score rose tremendously compared to the first two installments).

Like David Newman after 1996, he doesn't have it anymore. It's just the film score people can't accept it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Howard hasn't been the same ever since he joined Zimmer's company.

He's been working or getting help from Zimmer for a long time now! Who do you think helped him out with his score to Waterworld?

(for example, notice how Zimmer dropped him from The Dark Knight Rises and the quality of the score rose tremendously compared to the first two installments).

What? Howard left on his own accord. He said in an interview that "it was his decision to bow out of the next film. He stated that Nolan and Zimmer had established such good chemistry working on Inception, and he didn’t want to be a third wheel." http://thefilmstage.com/news/james-newton-howard-passes-on-dark-knight-rises-cliff-martinez-scoring-winding-refns-only-god-forgives/

In my opinion, The Dark Knight is the strongest score, which had more of a Howard influence on it than any of the other scores in the series.

-Erik-

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

Howard hasn't been the same ever since he joined Zimmer's company. His work has entered "same-y" mode and he tends to bring down the quality of the work (for example, notice how Zimmer dropped him from The Dark Knight Rises and the quality of the score rose tremendously compared to the first two installments).

Like David Newman after 1996, he doesn't have it anymore. It's just the film score people can't accept it.


I'm not sure if a single post has ever hurt my head so much before...

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 7:51 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

JNH mentioned in a recent interview that he works a lot in his scores. Even with Bourne Legacy, which it was bashed, he mentioned that he put a lot of effort in the electronics and was proud of the score in general.

I've always mentioned that the problem with the recent JNH scores are the mix, the electronics, brass and strings are too loud, the choir and woodwinds are very soft.

But I disagree with people who says that his recent scores sounds like Zimmer. His usual style is always there, whetever he uses orchestra, choir or synths. About the film, Shyamalan put a lot of effort in it and he's very proud of it, JNH is one of the few people in the world who understands perfectly his stories, so this will be everything expect bad.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

The movie will be shite, but the score ought to be good.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

The Last Airbender grossing $100 million is one of the most puzzling things in recent years. The film was nothing more than Dragonball: Evolution 2 and Dragonball: Evolution was a huge failure. So how was Avatar: The Last Airbender any different from Dragonball Z in that people actually expected The Last Airbender to be good while everyone knew that Dragonball: Evolution was going to be a disaster?

Maybe because the Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series was superb and has a huge fanbase, and people naively assumed that even Shyamalan couldn't muck it up too badly (how we were misled. frown).

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 8:36 PM   
 By:   Landstander   (Member)

I find the trailer's music oddly compelling.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   JimWynorski   (Member)

No More CGI. I'm bored with it. How about a story? Characters? Realism?

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2012 - 10:35 PM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

Howard hasn't been the same ever since he joined Zimmer's company. His work has entered "same-y" mode

I think his works have entered the "temp-tracky" mode for the most part. Let's also not forget what studios think of as "outdated" or "old fashioned" when it comes for film music these days...

 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2013 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

From Shyamalan's twitter:

http://twitter.com/MNightShyamalan/status/296344574794809344?p=v

http://t.co/oeHSIX4V

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2013 - 9:46 PM   
 By:   ctblass   (Member)

According to the poster, the soundtrack will be released by Varese Sarabande. smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2013 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

What poster are you looking at? It does not say Varese on this brand new poster

http://www.comingsoon.net/imageGallery/After_Earth/large/hr_After_Earth_4.jpg

 
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