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Comments about the soundtrack for Daredevil (Graeme Revell)

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Re: The Reviewers are Too Hard with Revell's Works
• Posted by: Fraley
• Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at 8:00 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: The Reviewers are Too Hard with Revell's W... (Joe Irvin)

> Just remember, Mr. Clemmensen likes his music mainstream and easy to
> grasp. I think Revell's just too avant-garde for him. Oh well.

I think this score in particular is a victim of expectations. If you go into a movie expecting something great, and it turns out to be only good, then you are disappointed. However, if you go into the same film expecting it to suck, and its good (but not great), then you are pleasantly surprised. In other words, our expectations can impact how we react to something. I think with "Daredevil" having been billed as a "dark superhero movie" with a score by the composer of the very popular "The Crow", we were expecting something a little more grand, with exciting action cues and a memorable main theme. What we got was a more introspective score that was light on action and bombast. Ultimately, taken solely on its own merit, I think its a good, but far from great, score. Revell fans will surely eat it up, but others may be disappointed simply because its not what they wanted or expected.

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