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 Posted:   Jun 18, 2013 - 6:32 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Once again, old farts whining. I don't feel anything wrong with it. Taken to what's supposed to be robots vs. aliens, ala Evangelion, it kind of fits. You can hear some japanese influences, with some rock and roll sounds, but with a big orchestra, and male chants. And the main theme is clearly noticeable in some cues.

And Giacchino in John Carter mode? Please. Banos or Beltrami, perhaps. But Del Toro choose different kinds of people to score their movies.


But... I'm 22...

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2013 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)



love this website, but the overwhelming negativity can be dizzying at times. from the venom most composers get you'd think they did something personal to certain members of this forum. maybe Djawadi forgot to wish them a happy birthday or something wink


It's nothing personal with me. It's about the music being good. The whole point of this board is to discuss the music. If it's good, we talk about it. If it's bad, we talk about it.

The first clips of Pacific Rim are pretty much exactly how I thought they'd sound, which is a bummer.

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2013 - 7:08 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I like the samples! Yes it's guitar and orchestra but one can clearly hear the, divided instead of them combined in one amorphous sound. Also I hear some melodic stuff that reminds me of Hancock a bit.

People complaint about this are the same people who laud Brian Tyler for the same groove based composing (which I also like a lot!)

Come on guys, not every score has to be all orchestral.

Shit, I sound like Thor now! wink

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2013 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

For the record, I'm one of three people who thought The Social Network was a really effective score, so it's not like it has to be orchestral for me to enjoy it. I'm all for a well-done electronic score. It's just that Pacific Rim brings nothing new to the table at all, and is just another "Yes, Sir!" soundalike.

 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2013 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I like the samples. Do I wish Beltrami was scoring? Certainly, but this music sounds all right.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2013 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

From seeing the trailer, this looks like the flop of 2013. For one, who does this movie appeal to besides teen boys?

It's the most anticipated summer movie of the year for my girlfriend, who'll turn 45 within days of its release, and this is someone whose all-time favorite film is Lawrence of Arabia.

FWIW.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   lepedidus   (Member)

The score is available on iTunes.

It's Djawadi's Iron Man 2, basically.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

People are reacting like this is SCHINDLER'S LIST 2. You won't even HEAR this music in the film (which looks dreadful, in a rainy-GODZILLA way). So why get upset?

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

People are reacting like this is SCHINDLER'S LIST 2. You won't even HEAR this music in the film (which looks dreadful, in a rainy-GODZILLA way). So why get upset?

Good point, Canada!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

The score is available on iTunes.

It's Djawadi's Iron Man 2, basically.



My only comment...


It's EXACTLY what I expected.....


:-(


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

The real question is: will YOR create a thread about it?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Love the director, love the composer, it's not a remake/sequel/prequel, and it just looks FUN... I'm in big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

For the record, I'm one of three people who thought The Social Network was a really effective score, so it's not like it has to be orchestral for me to enjoy it. I'm all for a well-done electronic score. It's just that Pacific Rim brings nothing new to the table at all, and is just another "Yes, Sir!" soundalike.

Work in Hollywood for a few years and get back to me on that bringing something new to the table bit. Movies are big business and producers want them to make profits. Like it or not RC delivers what studios think your average film goer wants.

If you want innovation or just really competent orchestral composing, look to Stravinsky, Bartok, Prokofiev and a whole other bunch of dead guys since no one writing today either has the skills to write at their level or is allowed to write that kind of music. Anyone who thinks otherwise is naive.

Edit- I just listened through the clips (for some reason I cannot view the album just the song on iTunes) and there is one track that has a Russian choir on it with lots of atypical chord progressions and barely any synths. Did you guys even buy the whole CD and listen through?

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

People are reacting like this is SCHINDLER'S LIST 2. You won't even HEAR this music in the film (which looks dreadful, in a rainy-GODZILLA way). So why get upset?

It only looks dreadful to people who don't like kaiju films.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

So far I'm loving this score! You guys hated Iron Man, Clash of the Titans, and Red Dawn, so I'm guessing you'll hate this one too... while I enjoy it big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   lepedidus   (Member)

I bought it and I listened to it. Twice. It's just OK. The main theme is a terrible Iron Man retread and there's nothing really memorable about the rest of it. There are a couple of nice cues (that russian-flavored cue being a highlight, Mako being another) but overall I found the whole thing pretty bland. It's not the worst and it won't draw the same polarizing reaction that MAN OF STEEL did but it's a missed opportunity.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

So far I'm loving this score! You guys hated Iron Man, Clash of the Titans, and Red Dawn, so I'm guessing you'll hate this one too... while I enjoy it big grin

The clips are sounding good to me. I will pick this one up when iTunes Canada sorts out their shit and makes the whole cd available rather than individual songs.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

"Mako" is a beautiful track

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

Come on! Surely there's got to be some love for this from Godzilla fans ( the real one not 'GINO'!) I'm just about peeing my pants to see this film! Holding off on the iTunes download for the CD.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Come on! Surely there's got to be some love for this from Godzilla fans ( the real one not 'GINO'!) I'm just about peeing my pants to see this film! Holding off on the iTunes download for the CD.

I'm totally psyched for this movie, more so than MOS. yes, it appeals to the thirteen year old in me but what's the matter with that?

One thing it looks like they nailed that Michael Bay never was able to was the motion of large beings. They shouldn't move as fast as smaller beings especially when you see them from a distance which basically means all of the cameras. Just like a plan doesn't seem to b flying quickly who one views it from the ground, the robots and monsters should appear to us to be moving in slow motion which they appear to be doing in the trailer footage. Transformers had robots moving way too fast to be realistic in terms of the laws of physics. So yeah, I stoked to see this bad boy.

 
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