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 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

I would recommend Djawadi's Game of Thrones scores too, especially seasons two and three (although they may be best appreciated after watching the show).

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 4:38 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)


--E.g. if you want some GOOD pseudo-Russian music, check out the score to the game "Company of the Heroes 2", or, even better, if you want GOOD male choir pseudo Russian music with good themes, give the score to the movie "Gagarin" a listen.


Good suggestions smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Fantastically fun and satisfying film (glad to see that Del Toro can still manage to show his European sensibilities inside a huge budget Hollywood Sci-Fi spectacle) and the score works so very well within it. More thoughts to come when I can process that synapse overload.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Fantastically fun and satisfying film (glad to see that Del Toro can still manage to show his European sensibilities inside a huge budget Hollywood Sci-Fi spectacle) and the score works so very well within it. More thoughts to come when I can process that synapse overload.

My thoughts too! I'm thinking, "Man, I can't watch anything else for the next day or two because it'll just be a letdown." While I'm not normally a fan of this rock/orchestral marriage, it worked quite well and I found myself enjoying it in the film. There are definitely some standout moments, and I'll probably acknowledge which ones once I pick up the soundtrack. Kudos to Djawadi; in my book, he just seems to keep on improving.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   Landstander   (Member)

Pacific Rim rocked.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

I saw the film today too...and loved every second of it. So very enjoyable from start to finish...a very satisfying summer blockbuster. I loved the score in the film as well, thought it was a great blend of orchestra and electronic...powerful. I will absolutely be picking this one up ASAP. Wish it was a pressed CD, but I guess I will go with the CD-R from Amazon.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

Pacific Rim rocked.

Completely agreed.

And the score shined in the film. The main theme and the monster motif has been stuck in my head for the whole day since I watched it this morning.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 9:06 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I'm with everyone else here. The movie was amazing. My full review is on the other side of the boards.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 10:50 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

My greatest hope is that even Lehah will find some enjoyment in this one. I always feel so bad for him, he just can't catch a break at the movies these days.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   Sketchkid   (Member)

Sorry to be a buzzkill, but I found the film to be pretty dull overall. The concept is great for a 20min cartoon, but I lost interest during the 130min film. It didn't help that everything not involving the monsters I found painful to get through. As far as the score goes I can't recall one that I've been so annoyed by.

It's not terrible by any means, and may be worth seeing once on the big screen. (there are definitely worse films out there) Ours was a company screening, and most enjoyed it more than I did.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)

I will absolutely be picking this one up ASAP. Wish it was a pressed CD, but I guess I will go with the CD-R from Amazon.

FYI, Sony Music in Europe will propose factory pressed CD.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Listened to some samples from the score, and it appears to be just another overblown, undernourished noisefest. Would have been the first decent Ramin Djawadi score. Sadly, didn't happen.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

Would have been the first decent Ramin Djawadi score.

You're expecting too much from Djawadi. I believe GDT is deliberately looking for a "campy (or crappy)" feeling, like those old Japanese man-in-a-suit-vs-monsters TV shows. Dajawadi largely succeeded in this case.

Hell even the characters in this film are (probably deliberately) written as cardboard stereotypes echoing the old campy TV shows (you got your wise captain, hotshot hero, quirky scientist and a lady that falls for the hero for no reason).

A classier collaborator like Beltrami wouldn't fit here.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Listened to some samples from the score, and it appears to be just another overblown, undernourished noisefest. Would have been the first decent Ramin Djawadi score. Sadly, didn't happen.

Yes you are right as always. Now go away with your pesky ill-informed thoughts.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

seen it twice so far, planning on seeing it again next week. loved the low brass heavy theme for the Kaiju and the "Shatterdome" cue is one of my favorite cues of the year. other than that though the music didn't really do much else. it's good and it works but that's about it. not blown away by the score like I was with the movie

can't wait to own it on bluray. think it will replace "Transformers" as the movie to show off my home theater with

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

seen it twice so far, planning on seeing it again next week. loved the low brass heavy theme for the Kaiju and the "Shatterdome" cue is one of my favorite cues of the year. other than that though the music didn't really do much else. it's good and it works but that's about it. not blown away by the score like I was with the movie

can't wait to own it on bluray. think it will replace "Transformers" as the movie to show off my home theater with


I've had the soundtrack for a few weeks and I still keep coming back to Shatterdome. It's a terrific track. I like how Djawadi recaps that repeating synth figure in the strings later on in the score.

I'm sick as a dog this weekend so I couldn't make it out to theatres to see but I'm totally going to when I'm better. It looks like a lot of fun and without the bloated running time of some other self important films released earlier this summer.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 1:48 PM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

I will absolutely be picking this one up ASAP. Wish it was a pressed CD, but I guess I will go with the CD-R from Amazon.

FYI, Sony Music in Europe will propose factory pressed CD.


I actually found the Import version on amazon this morning, it comes out Tuesday. Thanks for the information though!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Would have been the first decent Ramin Djawadi score.

You're expecting too much from Djawadi. I believe GDT is deliberately looking for a "campy (or crappy)" feeling, like those old Japanese man-in-a-suit-vs-monsters TV shows. Dajawadi largely succeeded in this case.

Hell even the characters in this film are (probably deliberately) written as cardboard stereotypes echoing the old campy TV shows (you got your wise captain, hotshot hero, quirky scientist and a lady that falls for the hero for no reason).

A classier collaborator like Beltrami wouldn't fit here.


I am a little disappointed with Beltrami's WORLD WAR Z, sounds a little like something Zimmer's crew would have scored. A step back in my thoughts of Beltrami. So, since he scored WWZ, he could have done PR, just hope he goes back with WOLVERINE.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)



I am a little disappointed with Beltrami's WORLD WAR Z, sounds a little like something Zimmer's crew would have scored. A step back in my thoughts of Beltrami. So, since he scored WWZ, he could have done PR, just hope he goes back with WOLVERINE.


I'm disappointed with WWZ too but vaguely remember a rumor that his initial approach was a very different score and the final product is a last-minute victim of the turmoil in the production process.

Hopefully GDT gets Mountains of Madness made eventually and Beltrami gets to score that one.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2013 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Is that it for the Pacific Rim fans on Film Score Monthly?

 
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