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 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

Both got a crack at a big Summer Sci-Fi movie and for me, one dropped the ball completely, while the other got it bang-on.
I thought Djawadi nailed the PACIFIC RIM score, giving it the Remote Control when needed, but also delivering some BIG ORCHESTRAL MONSTER MUSIC!!!, a memorable Main Theme, an enjoyable mock-Russian anthem and some nice introspective and intimate moments.
Jablonsky, on the other hand, failed to deliver anything that added to the ENDER'S GAME experience, phoning in the usual chord progressions and sustains that make for the wallpaper we expect nowadays. Such a shame, as the film was way, way above the average, which made for a pleasant surprise these days.
I find these two films are fine examples of how the current trend can and cannot work in supporting their films.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

Djawadi's grown a lot more as a composer recently than Jablonsky, that's for sure.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   RedOkt64 2.0   (Member)

Both got a crack at a big Summer Sci-Fi movie and for me, one dropped the ball completely, while the other got it bang-on.
I thought Djawadi nailed the PACIFIC RIM score, giving it the Remote Control when needed, but also delivering some BIG ORCHESTRAL MONSTER MUSIC!!!, a memorable Main Theme, an enjoyable mock-Russian anthem and some nice introspective and intimate moments.
Jablonsky, on the other hand, failed to deliver anything that added to the ENDER'S GAME experience, phoning in the usual chord progressions and sustains that make for the wallpaper we expect nowadays. Such a shame, as the film was way, way above the average, which made for a pleasant surprise these days.
I find these two films are fine examples of how the current trend can and cannot work in supporting their films.


Loved the Pacific Rim score. Played many times. smile Ender's Game... is okay. Nothing great, but not the worst thing I have ever heard (Anything by Tyler Bates gets that award).

Speaking of Djawadi... love his music for PERSON OF INTEREST. smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

That's like asking CANCER or BRAIN TUMOR?

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

yeah djawadi all the way. other than the first transformers jablonsky hasn't done a lot for me. especially recently. well i like the island too as well as pain and gain. so the lesson here is he does his best work for bay. djawadi has certainly grown and also has an ever growing playlist i visit regularly. he's got a lot of really memorable themes that i find myself constantly returning to. game of thrones and the main theme to fright night. love that one. and some good action pieces i like a lot from iron man and clash of the titans. and looking forward to person of interest season 2 when it makes its eventual debut.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

In a general comparison, I think Jablonsky is much more talented and enjoyable as a composer. I've always been a huge Jablonsky fan, but even though Djawadi impressed me years ago he hasn't really seemed to grow or refine his skills at the rate Jablonsky has. On a purely subjective level, I just dig Jablonsky's music and output more.

For me, Djawadi only really impresses on the small screen: Person of Interest and Prison Break. His film scores, outside of Mr. Brooks, haven't really captivated me despite having a few kickass tracks here and there.

I feel like Jablonsky has grown considerably lately; his scores for Pain and Gain and Gangster Squad showcased fun shades to his talent, and for me personally Ender's Game delivered on his style and sound and was better than Battleship. Helping Ender's Game stand out on Jablonsky's resume were some excellent sci-fi tracks evoking the magic and wonder of the future and space, and some poignant, more subdued moments which nicely countered the bombast.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

I like both! Both guys have developed their own sounds... Djawadi with Clash of the Titans, Game of Thrones, Red Dawn and Pacific Rim, Jablonsky with Transformers, Your Highness, Gangster Squad, and Ender's Game. I wouldn't say I 'prefer' one or the other - I'm just glad both have stepped out from under the shadow of Hans Zimmer.



 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   adilson   (Member)

wow, difficult to answer
Both are mediocres composers
well my answer is none of two

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   RedOkt64 2.0   (Member)

In a general comparison, I think Jablonsky is much more talented and enjoyable as a composer. I've always been a huge Jablonsky fan, but even though Djawadi impressed me years ago he hasn't really seemed to grow or refine his skills at the rate Jablonsky has. On a purely subjective level, I just dig Jablonsky's music and output more.

For me, Djawadi only really impresses on the small screen: Person of Interest and Prison Break. His film scores, outside of Mr. Brooks, haven't really captivated me despite having a few kickass tracks here and there.

I feel like Jablonsky has grown considerably lately; his scores for Pain and Gain and Gangster Squad showcased fun shades to his talent, and for me personally Ender's Game delivered on his style and sound and was better than Battleship. Helping Ender's Game stand out on Jablonsky's resume were some excellent sci-fi tracks evoking the magic and wonder of the future and space, and some poignant, more subdued moments which nicely countered the bombast.


I do have to admit... Ender's Game will be the type of Jablonsky score that grows on me over time. Which, of course, will make me think more highly of it. Happens all the time. You know how I operate... smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

I am going to have to say a tie. Each has written some entertaining scores but most are not that good.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

That's like asking CANCER or BRAIN TUMOR?

Broken record is broken.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Djawadi. I've enjoyed his work since before I even knew where his training originated. Prison Break rulz. And Mr. Brooks. And Clash of the Titans (seriously, give it a chance if you haven't; it's a lively score).

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

Djawadi. I've enjoyed his work since before I even knew where his training originated. Prison Break rulz. And Mr. Brooks. And Clash of the Titans (seriously, give it a chance if you haven't; it's a lively score).

I forgot about Prison Break! Don't sleep on Game of Thrones, either, which I think is, consistently, his best work.

It's a shame his score for the first Iron Man movie was so uninspired.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Djawadi. I've enjoyed his work since before I even knew where his training originated. Prison Break rulz. And Mr. Brooks. And Clash of the Titans (seriously, give it a chance if you haven't; it's a lively score).

I forgot about Prison Break! Don't sleep on Game of Thrones, either, which I think is, consistently, his best work.

It's a shame his score for the first Iron Man movie was so uninspired.


I haven't heard Game of Thrones. The show doesn't interest me but I will certainly check out the tunes. Iron Man...I have the CD but only recall one or two tracks that were memorable.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   SoldierofFortune   (Member)

In a general comparison, I think Jablonsky is much more talented and enjoyable as a composer. I've always been a huge Jablonsky fan, but even though Djawadi impressed me years ago he hasn't really seemed to grow or refine his skills at the rate Jablonsky has. On a purely subjective level, I just dig Jablonsky's music and output more.

For me, Djawadi only really impresses on the small screen: Person of Interest and Prison Break. His film scores, outside of Mr. Brooks, haven't really captivated me despite having a few kickass tracks here and there.

I feel like Jablonsky has grown considerably lately; his scores for Pain and Gain and Gangster Squad showcased fun shades to his talent, and for me personally Ender's Game delivered on his style and sound and was better than Battleship. Helping Ender's Game stand out on Jablonsky's resume were some excellent sci-fi tracks evoking the magic and wonder of the future and space, and some poignant, more subdued moments which nicely countered the bombast.


I agreed with you!, i like both.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   RedOkt64 2.0   (Member)

Djawadi. I've enjoyed his work since before I even knew where his training originated. Prison Break rulz. And Mr. Brooks. And Clash of the Titans (seriously, give it a chance if you haven't; it's a lively score).

Like I said before... Love his work on Person Of Interest. And, side note... love the fact Sarah Shahi and Amy Acker have become regular cast members this season. Terrific series.

And, yes... Clash of the Titans has grown on me over the years.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Jablonsky for me. Pain And Gain, Transformers and The Island are really good. I haven't really heard much of Djawadi.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   SoldierofFortune   (Member)



And, yes... Clash of the Titans has grown on me over the years.


Clash of the Titans is one of his best works, not the best of the best, but is really good, i think the one i liked (and listen multiple times) is Safe House, great theme

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Clash of the Titans is one of his best works, not the best of the best, but is really good, i think the one i liked (and listen multiple times) is Safe House, great theme

Ah yes! Forgot about Safe House. Probably my favorite Djawadi film score next to Mr. Brooks. Very catchy with some great orchestral action!

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

I don't know - but I will certainly agree that Pacific Rim was a belter of a score...enormous fun.

.....EDIT....and a very well-sequenced album.

 
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