Posted by: Scott B. Date: Monday, December 19, 2011, at 5:53 a.m. IP Address: c-174-54-251-158.hsd1.pa.comcast.net
In Response to:
No new themes? Give me a break!(Bondo)
> "Thematically, A Game of Shadows completely lacks major development
> of new motifs"
> Is this a joke? Did you even listen to the soundtrack or see the film?
> There are no fewer than THREE new themes/motifs present in this sequel
Hence the word "major." The reviewer went on to mention a few new motifs. They just were not that well articulated in the score. All of Zimmer's really obvious thematic quotes in the score are from the first film.
> One star because it reminded you of past Zimmer scores? The same complaint
> wasn't leveled against John William's TIN TIN or Silvestri's CAPTAIN
> AMERICA, scores which drew heavily upon past scores. I hope that you're
> aware how much of a cliche anti-Zimmer-Filmtracks-reviews have become...