Posted by: GeoScore <Send E-Mail> Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 2:38 a.m. IP Address: cpe-173-171-32-34.tampabay.res.rr.com
Now Playing: Clash of the Titans
I'm not about to show my hatred toward Christian because he makes valid points. I would have liked to hear a more natural review rather than sarcasm to get his point across, but Its typical Clemmensen. The way I see it, Djawadi nodded to a bunch of other Media Ventures scores here, which Isn't exactly a bad thing. It felt like a Zimmer compilation, so I can understand why the hate for the fairly new composer - as a lot of what he does is a ripoff. With that said, I enjoyed Clash of the Titans for what it was worth. I knew it was Ramin going in, so I was slightly surprised coming out. On numerous listens you really hear a bunch of nods to other non media ventures scores - Brian Tyler and Michael Giaccino surprisingly, so It felt like easter eggs in the score. I was one of the few that enjoyed Iron Man for its heroic themes, and this time, Ramin won me over with the use of the cello. Yes, It sounds like the "Kraken" theme from the POTC series melded with the Transformers scores, but It was exactly what I was in the mood for. If you like bombast then I would still check it out. It isn't necessarily the smartest of scoring, but its familiarity made it a "comfortable" score so to speak. Worth Noting: The "Be my Weapon" track from Neil Davidge is an absolute disgrace. Do yourself a favor and just skip it.