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 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

YOR just listened to the deluxe edition of Zimmer's "Man of Steel", top to bottom.

Twice.

Everybody knows that YOR dislike Zimmer's scores.

But YOR tried to listen to his new album with a open mind.

It is a Superman score! How bad can it be, right?

Superman's scores are just like pizza: even bad it is still good!

But, man, YOR was dead wrong!

"Man of Steel" is by far one the worst scores YOR has ever listened in his entire life!

YOR will not complain that there is NO theme for Superman in the whole score.

Maybe it was the director who told Zimmer to write a score with no theme for the main character, in some kind of stupid mantra of "lets get as far as the Richard Donner / John Williams aproach as possible".

But what impressed YOR the most is how generic and bland the score is.

It is quite generic and blad EVEN for Zimmer's standards!

It is much, much worst than his "Batman" scores, which were pretty mediocre all the way, but a least did not harm the movies...

There are a lot of percussion over the album, but it's composition is quite simpleton. Sounds like a lot 12 old boys banging their neighbor's drumms all at the same time and VERY LOUD!

And the orchestra and chorus... again, everybody playing and singing the same notes at the same time VERY LOUD!

And YOR wonders how is it possible to make a full orchestra to sound like a cheap keyboard?

Does Zimmer does on purpose, like to please 15 year old teens who think orchestras are things for old farts? Or it just sound that way because the guy has no idea how to write for orchestras?

If you give this score to some average soundtrack appreciator, both on knowledge and taste, withou telling what it is, he will probably say it is the score for some Roger Corman's sci-fi from the 80's, like "Galaxy of Terror"...

No way he will say it is a score for the new Superman movie from a major studio!

Impressive, mr. Zimmer! Most impressive!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

To each his own. I am 41, not 15, and love it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

BIG SHOCK...Yor doesn't like it. Let's stop the presses!!

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Hans Zimmer has never written a note of music that I have found memorable or interesting (beyond a mundane repetitiveness of a theme he happened on...like "Driving Miss Daisy" which, by movie's end, was ingrained like a sub-atomic migraine).

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

YOR, why waste your time (and your beloved readers') with this? I could've written YOR's MoS review in my sleep.

I know you are the "Hunter from the Future" but perhaps next time have the foresight to remember server space can be limited, and something more exciting than your phoned-in "review" could easily have been a better idea.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Hybrid Soldier   (Member)

YOR ?

Who's this guy ?


I see nothing...





Oh wait ignore list makes the world easier !

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

All that tirade and the only thing I actually learned was that the score doesn't feature an actual theme for Supes.

I always thought Yor's mono-syllabic writing was intended as a joke but on the strength of this "review" (if you can call it that) I actually now wonder if just has a few educational needs... you know, special ones.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

All that tirade and the only thing I actually learned was that the score doesn't feature an actual theme for Supes.

....and I'm not entirely sure that's the case either....need to see the movie.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

All that tirade and the only thing I actually learned was that the score doesn't feature an actual theme for Supes.

There are some actual themes and motifs but I'd recommend one remove ass cheek headphones to hear them and process them on any kind of aural level a present-day human may have. According to the mythology of the expansive YOR universe, the future has been deprived of any kind of musical necessity so I can only imagine the sound of bones crunching and alien body slams are the kind of sounds YOR finds pleasing in any kind of melodic or rhythmic purpose.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

So who's forcing you guys to read?

You don't like YOR's threads? Easy-peasy. Move on to threads that will validate confirmation bias.

big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   AlexCope   (Member)

I'm surprised to hear that YOR no like drums.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   Tester   (Member)

So, YOR doesn't likes Zimmer and some people doesn't likes YOR.
I don't like cheese. I think that this may add a new layer of complexity to the ongoing discussion.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

So, YOR doesn't likes Zimmer and some people doesn't likes YOR.
I don't like cheese. I think that this may add a new layer of complexity to the ongoing discussion.



Ock loves cheese. But even if Ock hated cheese Ock would still give cheese a chance. Which is what YOR explained at start.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

Well he was NEVER going to like it, was he?

Zimmer could have surprised everyone and used William's theme and Yor still would not have been happy.

And as for negative comments on his review-if you stick your head over the parapet, you should be prepared to get shot.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

And as for negative comments on his review-if you stick your head over the parapet, you should be prepared to get shot.


Absolutely! Because this is war, after all, right?
razz

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)

Hans Zimmer has never written a note of music that I have found memorable or interesting (beyond a mundane repetitiveness of a theme he happened on...like "Driving Miss Daisy" which, by movie's end, was ingrained like a sub-atomic migraine).

How dare you enter my mind and steal those words Mr. Pulliam!

kidding...smile but ya nailed it!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

The only constant here is Zimmer fans still love Zimmer, and the Zimmer haters still hate Hans. The status quo remains the same. wink

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

And as for negative comments on his review-if you stick your head over the parapet, you should be prepared to get shot.


Absolutely! Because this is war, after all, right?
razz


No, not at all-I think a reasoned argument is fair enough but as with most internet forums, people push their own agendas to a level that they wouldn't dare do in polite company (or at least I hope not). Some of the nastier faeces slinging that goes on around here is very unpleasant.

I am no great Zimmer fan but I am interested in hearing what he's done. I would like to have a discussion about it with someone-even a lively debate-but this review was always going to be predictably unfavourable, which is a shame.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2013 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   stay-puft   (Member)

Stop attention whoring. There's an official thread

 
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