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 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

I have a hard time believing even the average Joe Schmo Spiderman Fan who usually doesn't notice film music watching this movie and not thinking to himself, "Gee...the music is totally different from the last one with the same creative team otherwise."

I have a harder time believing non film score folks will give it the slightest thought, no matter who is scoring. If it has a song on it, they'll notice. Score? Nope. Horner, Zimmer, or whomever. If they notice it at all, they'll just think it's John Williams....

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

It goes back even farther, all the way to Amazing Spider-Man Annual #5 in 1968.

Yes, but after they came back in ASM 366 - they turned out to be robots!

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I have a hard time believing even the average Joe Schmo Spiderman Fan who usually doesn't notice film music watching this movie and not thinking to himself, "Gee...the music is totally different from the last one with the same creative team otherwise."

I have a harder time believing non film score folks will give it the slightest thought, no matter who is scoring. If it has a song on it, they'll notice. Score? Nope. Horner, Zimmer, or whomever. If they notice it at all, they'll just think it's John Williams....


That is sadly the absolute truth.

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

It goes back even farther, all the way to Amazing Spider-Man Annual #5 in 1968.

Yes, but after they came back in ASM 366 - they turned out to be robots!


God yes, I remember that. Jeez, I think I still have the issues.....

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

So I just watched those two short clips, a (supposedly) tense stand-off scene where Spidey seems to be goofing off beneath the mask and the music sounds like The Pink Panther and a comedy, slapstick scene that Adam Sandler would baulk at!
Wow, this one is starting to look like all kinds of awful!

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Geez, this board is populated with a bunch of grouchy, sour-pusses. How in hell can you judge a film's entire score from a 1 minute clip? What is so wrong with waiting until more is heard? And you know what, if it sounds different than expected, so what? Can't we celebrate that as a positive attribute? ROBOCOP 2 was mentioned earlier and Rosenman's score is generally disliked by fans, hey, it was unique to that series and had its own style, just like Rosenman.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2014 - 4:12 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Geez, this board is populated with a bunch of grouchy, sour-pusses. How in hell can you judge a film's entire score from a 1 minute clip? What is so wrong with waiting until more is heard? And you know what, if it sounds different than expected, so what? Can't we celebrate that as a positive attribute? ROBOCOP 2 was mentioned earlier and Rosenman's score is generally disliked by fans, hey, it was unique to that series and had its own style, just like Rosenman.

Absolutely agreed.

I think many message board-posters were angry when Raimi was fired/let go/decided to move on and Sony re-booted "Spider-man" so quickly.

The reaction was: You can´t do this to us! We have to teach those guys a lesson!

So it became almost hip to hate the re-booted "Spider-man". Granted, the film was not perfect - but was Raimi´s first "Spider-man"?

Now, with the second film all geared up, offering many villains (but one main villain), and with two more films already penciled in the release schedule, those haters really get sour. And to add "insult to injury" Hans Zimmer was chosen as a new composer, getting popular performers to work with him.

A very thrifty move by the always marketing-thinking Zimmer which will result in higher sales. But the score nerds just can´t have it. They were already hurt by "Man of Steel" - and now that? This must be the end of film scoring as we know it. So... HATE this new film now! Ridicule it! Despise its humor (although it was humor which they missed in the first film).

I haven´t heard the score yet. I may not like it. But to react like some people before they actually know what they are talking about is childish.

Of course, everything is subjective. And I respect everyone´s opinion. But I have made this mistake myself after listening to samples to other scores and dismissing them already - when in the end I actually got to like the full score very much.

So, why hate in advance when you might feel absolutely different after being fully informed?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2014 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Geez, this board is populated with a bunch of grouchy, sour-pusses. How in hell can you judge a film's entire score from a 1 minute clip? What is so wrong with waiting until more is heard? And you know what, if it sounds different than expected, so what? Can't we celebrate that as a positive attribute? ROBOCOP 2 was mentioned earlier and Rosenman's score is generally disliked by fans, hey, it was unique to that series and had its own style, just like Rosenman.

Absolutely agreed.

I think many message board-posters were angry when Raimi was fired/let go/decided to move on and Sony re-booted "Spider-man" so quickly.

The reaction was: You can´t do this to us! We have to teach those guys a lesson!

So it became almost hip to hate the re-booted "Spider-man". Granted, the film was not perfect - but was Raimi´s first "Spider-man"?

Now, with the second film all geared up, offering many villains (but one main villain), and with two more films already penciled in the release schedule, those haters really get sour. And to add "insult to injury" Hans Zimmer was chosen as a new composer, getting popular performers to work with him.

A very thrifty move by the always marketing-thinking Zimmer which will result in higher sales. But the score nerds just can´t have it. They were already hurt by "Man of Steel" - and now that? This must be the end of film scoring as we know it. So... HATE this new film now! Ridicule it! Despise its humor (although it was humor which they missed in the first film).

I haven´t heard the score yet. I may not like it. But to react like some people before they actually know what they are talking about is childish.

Of course, everything is subjective. And I respect everyone´s opinion. But I have made this mistake myself after listening to samples to other scores and dismissing them already - when in the end I actually got to like the full score very much.

So, why hate in advance when you might feel absolutely different after being fully informed?




Oh come on. Really?

These past two posts make entirely too much sense. How dare you FANBOYS ( did ya see the Ford imitation I tossed in ? ) come in here and be rational and clear thinking? big grin

I do agree with pretty much everything quoted above ( except that there was nothing positive about Robocop 2's score. Nothing at all razz ) .

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2014 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

If the score amazes me and the film is a delight, I will chime back in and say so.
I also liked a lot of things about the last Spidey film.
But lets not forget, films are sold on clips and previews, so passing comment on them is now considered bad form!
Spare me the cheerleading.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2014 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

If the score amazes me and the film is a delight, I will chime back in and say so.
I also liked a lot of things about the last Spidey film.
But lets not forget, films are sold on clips and previews, so passing comment on them is now considered bad form!
Spare me the cheerleading.


As I said, I respect everyone´s opinion. But let me clear this up: I´m not cheerleading. I´m advocating to remain unprejudiced before rejecting something.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2014 - 8:38 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

I do agree with pretty much everything quoted above ( except that there was nothing positive about Robocop 2's score. Nothing at all razz ) .

To each his own. Even though I adore Poledouris' score to the original RoboCop, I still find plenty to enjoy in Rosenman's score for the sequel. See it is possible to like both scores.

Back to TAS-M 2 I'm avoiding the clips (from both the movie and score) but I'm still looking forward to it. And even though I'll miss Horner, I'm still very curious of what Hans and co. got up their sleeves for this one.

 
 Posted:   May 3, 2014 - 8:20 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I just saw the film today and I thought the score was really good in the film. Came home to listen to it on its own and was underwhelmed. In the film it is easy to ignore the generic stuff as it blends into the movie. I did really like the themes for Max and Spiderman. I thought they were both interesting and well-used.

 
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