Posted by: vinceSlemie <Send E-Mail> Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at 1:55 a.m. IP Address: nata200.ugent.be
It is really interesting to read all your Zimmer reviews. Hans Zimmer has produced a lot of trash (and so a lot composers did e.g. The Book Thief) because composers often repeat wath they have done before. To say composers like James Horner and John Wiliams never repeat and always perform original work would be dishonest. The big problem with Hans Zimmer is that he gets copied by loads of minor composers, which makes the pressure for him of reinventing himself even bigger. Man of Steel, Pirates 4 and a lot of other recent scores of him are absolutely trash. But this one stands out. In the Amazing Spiderman 2, Hans Zimmer doesnt use the same techiques as in the Dark Knight trilogy. You may dislike the themes for Electro but they are quitte original. The clear main theme for Spidey himself and the clear distinction between the good music (piano & orchestra) and evil (more electronical) are elements you will not find in the music for the batman trilogy. So in a lot of ways this score is quite refreshing. The fact that you fail to recognise this and even fail to recognise the importance of Inception (you gave it two stars), i think, tells me more about your preoccupied ear then the music itself. Yes Zimmer has produced a lot of trash, yes he often repeats itself but every now and then he produces really good scores and i think it is really silly of you, you don't recognise this.