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 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   DannyDawg   (Member)

Exclusive Listen to the first track from the movies soundtrack from
http://blog.endernews.com/2013/10/exclusive-first-listen-enders-war-from.html


You Can listen to it directly on Souncloud Here:
https://soundcloud.com/#holywine/exclusive-first-listen-enders


 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 4:41 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

What epic epicness! Bwaaaaaaah! Bwah-Bwaaaaaaah! Dun dun dun dun dun!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

They say if you haven't got anything nice to say, you shouldn't say anything at all. So, um, let me try to say something nice about that clip: it's better than listening to Battleship. That's about as much enthusiasm as I can muster.

Chris

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Sounds okay.

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

(shakes head)

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

A fine example of what James Horner was lamenting in that radio interview we all listened to last week.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I'm curious whether the guys who worship at the RC altar currently will ever get another "one of these scores" & tire of it all. I mean how many hours of this stuff can you really enjoy, honestly?
Now awaiting the usual defenders, where are you.....

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   DannyDawg   (Member)

I forgot to add these 2...

The first one "The Battle Room" sounds good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhL2n_tCh4Y&feature=youtu.be

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 7:33 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

totally, uh, average
amazingly, unexceptional
staggeringly, like some other stuff
makes me think of - lots of other movies i cannot remember

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 7:41 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

Sounds a lot like a combo of Dark Knight and Game of Thrones. OK but nothing original in sound or style. Totally expected.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

Truly the music to commit genocide with!

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 8:49 PM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

Ouch, that "Ender's War" is some dire stuff. "The Battle Room" is a little better, but it's clear that after all the production headaches they wanted that "Dark Knight" sound, and that's exactly what they got.

I'll say it before and I'll say it again: I'd rather hear Horner rip himself off a thousand times than be subjected to another RC ostinato-fest. Personal preference.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 9:13 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Ouch, that "Ender's War" is some dire stuff. "The Battle Room" is a little better, but it's clear that after all the production headaches they wanted that "Dark Knight" sound, and that's exactly what they got.

I'll say it before and I'll say it again: I'd rather hear Horner rip himself off a thousand times than be subjected to another RC ostinato-fest. Personal preference.



Eh...better than Battleship. Nothing new or surprising or fresh...at least in those 90 seconds. big grin

I admit I love the Transformers scores...yep I do. And I love Jablonsky's Steamboy score. Wish he'd have the chance to something else in that Steamboy vein, but doesn't seem to be in the cards.

And yes, endless Dark Knight sound-alikes are tiresome. But hey, I'll avoid the movie in this case and hope the score is more varied than the itty bitty samples we've heard so far razz

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 10:10 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

A fine example of what James Horner was lamenting in that radio interview we all listened to last week.

Exactly.

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

Wish he'd have the chance to something else in that Steamboy vein, but doesn't seem to be in the cards.

That's just the thing. Jablonsky has shown that he *can* do great, Horner-esque work. Hell, maybe he even *wants* to. But that's not what he's being hired to do. It's clear that, despite having the two top grossing films of all time under his belt, producers aren't interested in Horner's sound anymore. Like the BBC said, they want a safe score for their expensive movie, and right now safe = The Dark Knight.

 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

It’s just kind of there.

You know, Pacific Rim had a very “modern” sound and I loved the daylights out that. This sounds very blah.

Battle Room sounds a little better. But not much. Dragons Win sounds like Batman.

Maybe I need to hear the rest of it. Dunno.

Did the old(er) timers feel like this in the early eighties? “ANOTHER score trying to sound like Williams?!?”

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Rnelson   (Member)

Horner's disillusion was palpable in that interview. Now we can hear why.

We lament the passing of many of our most revered film score giants but would they even want to still be working in the biz today if they were still around? This sort of thing always reminds of the scene in Patton where the general is on his horse talking to the press inside what appears to be a large hanger. They tell Patton that the time is coming when battle will become machine-driven and nearly autonomous. The very thought of war without affirmation and glory horrifies him and he responds, "By God, I'm glad I won't live to see it". That seems to be where we are film music-wise.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

That is some epic sounding epic wallpaper dude.

A big blunder by the director of the picture. If I had directed a new sci-fi action picture the last thing I would want is a score that sounds like Batman or Transformers, it subjugates the picture to a lot of bias and preconception, and pushes the story and the characters to the background when it is playing.

If they replaced Horner with this, that is a major blunder to stop this film from rising above the cliche of action pictures from the last 10 years.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   DannyDawg   (Member)

I don't think Horner was replaced from this movie. His name was basically thrown around as a rumor, but it seems they never got past negotiations with him

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I don't think Horner was replaced from this movie. His name was basically thrown around as a rumor, but it seems they never got past negotiations with him

I see, thanks Danny, yes I was not sure about that, some things I read sounded firm on Horner, others not so much. It would be nice to hear a Horner space score again, I mean, what was the last Horner outer space score? I would not count Avatar really. I think it has been a while right?

 
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