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 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Zimmer has become the least interesting and most expected composer for blockbuster movies.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 6:07 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

The trailer music gives me the same goosebumps as Powell's "Death & Transfiguration" cue from Hancock....so I hope for more like that.

Don't hold your breath.

-Erik-


Hah, well...it's worth $18 for that one track....right? Ugh.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

The trailer music gives me the same goosebumps as Powell's "Death & Transfiguration" cue from Hancock....so I hope for more like that.

Don't hold your breath.

-Erik-


Hah, well...it's worth $18 for that one track....right? Ugh.


Well, if you think about it, most tracks that give you the goosebumps aren't repeated elsewhere on the album. Otherwise, they wouldn't necessarily be quite so impressive or climactic.

That the best piece was used in the trailer did make the release of the score a bit anticlimactic, however...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

This is not a good sign of what is ahead for this film

Review: The laden 'Man of Steel' doesn't soar
Associated PressBy JAKE COYLE | Associated Press – 4 hours ago

It has been a black eye to Hollywood that throughout this, the unending and increasingly repetitive age of the superhero blockbuster, the comics' most iconic son has eluded its grasp like a bird or, if you will, a plane.

New hopes of box-office riches and franchise serials rests on Zac Snyder's 3-D "Man of Steel," the latest attempt to put Superman back into flight. But Snyder's joyless film, laden as if composed of the stuff of its hero's metallic nickname, has nothing soaring about it.

The awkward acrobatics to modernize "Man of Steel" are most evident with its new explanation of Superman's shield. The "S," we are told, doesn't stand for Superman, but is a Krypton glyph meaning hope. But if "S' doesn't stand for "Superman," 'Man of Steel" is the one with the identity issues — not to mention a spelling problem.

"Man of Steel," a Warner Bros. release, is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language. Running time: 144 minutes. Two stars out of four.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Just like The Dark Knight Rinses (I think that's a John Mullin joke), the best part of this score is the "sketchbook" cue. Other than the trailer music in "What Are You Going To Do When You're Not Saving The World," the 28-minute cue has all the thematic material from the score.

If you haven't listened to the similar track from The Dark Knight Rises, go here:

http://youtu.be/dMLIIWt-6WA

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

This is not a good sign of what is ahead for this film

Review: The laden 'Man of Steel' doesn't soar
Associated PressBy JAKE COYLE | Associated Press – 4 hours ago


Why is it a bad sign? It's one review made by one person.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

This is not a good sign of what is ahead for this film

Review: The laden 'Man of Steel' doesn't soar
Associated PressBy JAKE COYLE | Associated Press – 4 hours ago


Why is it a bad sign? It's one review made by one person.



Well it is AP which is pretty large, and Variety, I am sure you have heard of them, also panned the film. They are not as you say "one person" but pretty powerful and worldwide recognized media outlets, and they carry more weight than "just one person".

The problem with the film is that it has to be hugely popular, and the darkness and somberness of it is not classically Superman to most people. Batman is well known as dark, and people are pretty comfortable with that. I think people are tired of turning things dark, where they were not conventionally dark before. It is not 'more sophisticated' to have a tormented Superman that never smiles.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

Shouldn't that be in the non-score message board if you really feel the need to post it?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Shouldn't that be in the non-score message board if you really feel the need to post it?

It is there now as you suggested, continue discussions there if you like.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

I read a review that called MoS joyless. But the same review also said that Donner knew that Superman had to be tongue in cheek because optimism couldn't be taken seriously in the 70's (pretty much the opposite approach that Donner took) so I ignored it.

I think it's funny that the "S" being a Kryptonian symbol is somehow being seen as revolutionary or a departure. And it was. In 1978.

I listened to MoS for a while this morning. Now I'm back to listening to Michael Kamen's Opus. I'm sure I'll dial up MoS again.

Contrary to many opinions, Zimmer can write melodies. I just have to play At World's End to know that. But I guess tunes are only in vogue for animation.

I think someone has mentioned, listening to the Sketchbook is a little more fun than the album proper. The beginning sounds like Pink Floyd with a cape.

I have to admit that hearing that trailer music in What Are You Going to Do... and the Sketchbook does make me want to tear off my glasses and go save somebody. I guess that's a minimum requirement for a Superman score.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

Shouldn't that be in the non-score message board if you really feel the need to post it?

It is there now as you suggested, continue discussions there if you like.


You should probably go back and edit your original post here, because copying and pasting an entire article, even if you attribute the author and source, is a copyright issue.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

This is not a good sign of what is ahead for this film

Review: The laden 'Man of Steel' doesn't soar
Associated PressBy JAKE COYLE | Associated Press – 4 hours ago


Why is it a bad sign? It's one review made by one person.


Indeed, this movie's currently on the positive side over at Rotten Tomatoes.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

I really hope that the whole Zimmer sound will retire. Its just not cool. Just loud, for 'coolness' sake.

Now... Goldsmith's music WAS and IS cool. e.g. Total Recall. That's the pinnacle of modern action filmmusic. Intelligent, brutal, loud at times when needed. Just brilliant.

I would hire Talgorn in an instant. Another class - real - composer.


Talos know his stuff!

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

Old jungle saying: Wild dogs piss on everything in the neighborhood but at the end of the day, they are still only dogs.

YOR believes it is not nice to compare Hazimmer with a dog.

That is quite rude, even for Despicable Guy Looking Ugly At His Bevereage's standards!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)


I would hire Talgorn in an instant. Another class - real - composer.


You mean Frederic Talgorn?
Oh, i have never heard anything of this composer.
Perhaps I should..

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

YOR believes it is not nice to compare Hazimmer with a dog.

That is quite rude, even for Despicable Guy Looking Ugly At His Bevereage's standards!


I will please you to know that I wasn't referring to Mr Zimmer, but instead people in this thread, under the flag which you fly, in fact.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I'm enjoying it.

Once Synder and Nolan were the team here, what else could you expect? It sure as hell wasn't going to be a Williams-styled score.

Zimmer came up with an approach that met the demands of the creative team, and was inventive, creative. But nope, it sure ain't what you'd expect in a Superman score...based on previous Superman scores.

The movie, well, I may not see it in the theaters, but the score, for me, is well done.

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 4:51 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

YOR believes it is not nice to compare Hazimmer with a dog.

That is quite rude, even for Despicable Guy Looking Ugly At His Bevereage's standards!


I will please you to know that I wasn't referring to Mr Zimmer, but instead people in this thread, under the flag which you fly, in fact.


Is Despicable Guy Looking Ugly At His Bevereage making prejudicial remarks towards the flags of people's countries now?

How rude!

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

I'm enjoying it.

Once Synder and Nolan were the team here, what else could you expect? It sure as hell wasn't going to be a Williams-styled score.

Zimmer came up with an approach that met the demands of the creative team, and was inventive, creative. But nope, it sure ain't what you'd expect in a Superman score...based on previous Superman scores.

The movie, well, I may not see it in the theaters, but the score, for me, is well done.


So... you are saying that creative team behind movie wanted a horrenduous, bland and generic score?

That's scary stuff!

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2013 - 10:24 PM   
 By:   digitalfreaknyc   (Member)

This is not a good sign of what is ahead for this film

Review: The laden 'Man of Steel' doesn't soar
Associated PressBy JAKE COYLE | Associated Press – 4 hours ago


Why is it a bad sign? It's one review made by one person.


Indeed, this movie's currently on the positive side over at Rotten Tomatoes.


It's 54% with top critics and that sucks.

Btw...I saw it tonight. It's godawful.

 
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