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 Posted:   Aug 2, 2018 - 11:39 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

I'm sure there must be a thread on this score somewhere, but nothing shows up in the search, probably because somebody misspelled Spider-Man or something.

Anyhoo, I've been listening to this score virtually nonstop lately and while I liked it the first time, each subsequent listen simply turns up more and more brilliance in the details. This is one ridiculously fun and exuberant score, the only fault of which I can find is the surprising, occasional Elfman/Walker Batmanesque quote, but even those are brief and few enough so as to not detract from my overall enjoyment. Has Giacchino written a greater score than this or is Spider-Man: Homecoming indeed the "World's Toe-Tappingest Michael Giacchino Score?"

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

People keep talking so warm about this, but honestly, when I watched it, it did nothing for me :O
I liked the movie, but the score was just...there....

To me, that is razz

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 12:50 AM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

His theme suites always impress me and this one is no exception. But I reserve the term "Giacchino's finest hour" for Medal of Honor: Frontline. The level of emotion and drama in that one is unlike anything he's ever done. It is my most favorite WW2 music yet written too.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 1:39 AM   
 By:   yeti   (Member)

I loved Homecoming. Great entertainment movie. Great score. The theme is not as memorable as some others Giacchino wrote in the last five years, but it is clearly a good effort for a superhero movie. I can't wait to hear the next one smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 1:52 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I obviously have to check it out again.

But for me Giacchino´s finest hour remains JOHN CARTER.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   yeti   (Member)

But for me Giacchino´s finest hour remains JOHN CARTER.
Amen.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 2:02 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

But for me Giacchino´s finest hour remains JOHN CARTER.
Amen.


Also amen. Closets Giacchino has come to giving us a genuinely great space opera score. Far more inspired than anything else I'v heard from him so far.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 2:16 AM   
 By:   yeti   (Member)

But for me Giacchino´s finest hour remains JOHN CARTER.
Amen.


Also amen. Closets Giacchino has come to giving us a genuinely great space opera score. Far more inspired than anything else I'v heard from him so far.


If I may, his War of the Planet of the Apes is astounding. If you haven't heard it, give it a try.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 2:33 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

I’m sorry to say, I think of Lost was.

However great The Incredibles or Inside Out, he never topped what he wrote for Lost first three seasons. The ending of the first season (when the raft leaves) is one of best moments in television.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

There’s a 2-CD expanded promo of JOHN CARTER out there.

It would be great if some soundtrack outfit could release it.

I’d grab it in a heartbeat.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 3:18 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

There’s a 2-CD expanded promo of JOHN CARTER out there.

It would be great if some soundtrack outfit could release it.

I’d grab it in a heartbeat.


Wow, that I would also buy instantly.

As for his Dawn and War for the Planets of the Apes scores - I do like them a lot, just as I like his LOST work.

But JOHN CARTER is miles ahead for me.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

As I said in the thread you can't find, the best thing in this whole score is when he finally plays the B section of the theme "heroically" in the end credits (it's mostly used more quietly and during scene transitions).

The Vulture theme is painful to listen to, and not just because it's clearly modeled after Silvestri's Avengers theme (which, yes, makes some sense because of Vulture's big beef with them).

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Medal of Honor was Giacchino's finest hour

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

This is one of my favorite Giacchino scores. it's insanely fun and I spin it on a regular basis. Though like his other scores, and scores in general the action cues are rather lackluster. John Carter didn't do anything for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I always hear Goldsmith's Final Conflict when I hear the baddie theme in this. It really puts me off.
But the Main Spidey Theme is catchy as hell. A real earworm.
I like this score in small doses.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Medal of Honor was Giacchino's finest hour

I agree with this. Full orchestrations, great sound. What the hell happened?

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   Captain Cold   (Member)

I'm sure there must be a thread on this score somewhere, but nothing shows up in the search, probably because somebody misspelled Spider-Man or something.

Anyhoo, I've been listening to this score virtually nonstop lately and while I liked it the first time, each subsequent listen simply turns up more and more brilliance in the details. This is one ridiculously fun and exuberant score, the only fault of which I can find is the surprising, occasional Elfman/Walker Batmanesque quote, but even those are brief and few enough so as to not detract from my overall enjoyment. Has Giacchino written a greater score than this or is Spider-Man: Homecoming indeed the "World's Toe-Tappingest Michael Giacchino Score?"


His finest hour. Not even close. His Spider-man score is just flat and bland

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=117395&forumID=1&archive=0


Best to use google as a search engine......type FSM followed by the topic

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Not to me. As much as the phrase "earworm" is tossed about here regarding this score, I can never remember anything about it while it's not on (though I think it's pleasant enough – albeit unsurprising – when I play it).

"Inside Out" and "Ratatouille" are the finest Giacchinos in my book.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2018 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Medal of Honor was Giacchino's finest hour

I agree with this. Full orchestrations, great sound. What the hell happened?


My guess was that was never his sound, the producers probably told him that they wanted a continuation of Saving Private Ryan and action music that closely resembled the Maestros.

This is why I thought Rogue One was such a disappointment. Giacchino said he was going to tap the Medal of Honor sound, which made me think we were going to get music like that. Instead we got a pretty dull score that pales in comparison to the musical landscape in Medal of Honor.

 
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