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Comments about the soundtrack for Jack the Giant Slayer (John Ottman)
Music Similarities

Johnny Trash
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Gashoe13
Music Similarities   Sunday, March 24, 2013 (7:23 p.m.) 

I think that the main theme (the first part of it) sounds way too similar to Silvestri's score for Van Helsing... It grows after a while, but the annoyance remains. (Temp track?) Minus a half star for that. I'm not fond of the horror music either, especially at the end of such a beautiful track as The Climb.

All in all, I say a ***1/5-star soundtrack with many ****1/5-star tracks. Still the best score so far this year. Favourite tracks: Logo Mania, To cloister, The Climb, Story of Giants, The Power of the Crown, and The New King / Stories.


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Johnny Trash
Re: Music Similarities   Friday, March 29, 2013 (2:23 a.m.) 

> I think that the main theme (the first part of it) sounds way too similar
> to Silvestri's score for Van Helsing... It grows after a while, but the
> annoyance remains. (Temp track?) Minus a half star for that. I'm not fond
> of the horror music either, especially at the end of such a beautiful
> track as The Climb.

Honestly I never noticed or felt anything similar to Van Helsing. Which theme are you referring to? There are actually quite a number of themes in Van Helsing.

I thought the theme was closer to the fellowship theme from LotR.


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Re: Music Similarities   Friday, March 29, 2013 (5:13 a.m.) 

> Honestly I never noticed or felt anything similar to Van Helsing. Which
> theme are you referring to? There are actually quite a number of themes in
> Van Helsing.

> I thought the theme was closer to the fellowship theme from LotR.

I have tried to compare both scores now, but it turns out that the similarities are not THAT close…

It's those first six seconds of Jack and Isabelle's theme, right at the beginning of the album, that always make me think of the "Reunited" theme for Van Helsing from 2004 (say 03:25 to 03:37 in that track). There is also a part in Jack and Isabelle's theme from 00:49 to 00:54 that made me think of Van Helsing's "Reunited" from 00:51 to 01:10.

Blink and you miss it. It's only five or six notes. You could indeed also hear something close to the Fellowship statements in those notes, released earlier in 2001. Maybe it's a typical fantasy-score thing.


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