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Wait a minute....!   Monday, July 8, 2013 (2:34 a.m.) 

Am i seeing this right? I'm glad you found some kind of satisfaction in reviewing this noisefest, but it baffles me why you would rate this a wealthy 4 stars, and give 'Man Of Steel' a measly 1. So, i was quite surprised given your aversion to anyone asociated with the Zimmer aesthetic.


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Re: Wait a minute....!   Monday, July 8, 2013 (10:23 a.m.) 

> Am i seeing this right? I'm glad you found some kind of satisfaction in
> reviewing this noisefest, but it baffles me why you would rate this a
> wealthy 4 stars, and give 'Man Of Steel' a measly 1. So, i was quite
> surprised given your aversion to anyone asociated with the Zimmer
> aesthetic.

Because the theme was hummable... and catchy.

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Re: Wait a minute....!   Monday, July 8, 2013 (11:14 a.m.) 

> Because the theme was hummable... and catchy.

In fairness so was Man of Steel's. I think this review is a bit too generous and MoS a bit too harsh.


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Re: Wait a minute....!   Monday, July 8, 2013 (11:42 a.m.) 

> In fairness so was Man of Steel's. I think this review is a bit too
> generous and MoS a bit too harsh.

Personally, Man of Steel's theme was too weird and difficult to follow. With all of the drums setting up the texture, the melody itself was all over the place and didn't catch up. Pacific Rim had more of a stubborn melody, overtly repetitive, but it doesn manage to become an ear worm.

I've recently been checking out Zimmer's Lone Ranger, and it's just much more interesting and creative, with some homages to Morricone. I think that he can write the best of music when he's not under pressure by a major superhero movie to end all superhero movies, and can relax and have fun. That's what Man of Steel lacks. A sense of fun.

As heard in the fil, the score for Pacific Rim just holds together better than Man of Steel. I haven't heard either on album, so the impressions might change, but, I am much more interested on Pacific Rim on album than Man of Steel.


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Re: Wait a minute....!   Thursday, July 18, 2013 (12:37 p.m.) 

Imagine if the Pacific Rim score was used for Man of Steel instead?

Sure, it wouldn't be the best, but it would be far better than what we have now.

The main theme could be used for Superman and the Kaiju theme used for Zod.

Just a thought.


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Re: Wait a minute....!   Thursday, July 18, 2013 (4:27 p.m.) 

> Just a thought.

No, you're pretty much spot on.

Perhaps Nolan or Znyder would have considered it too idnetifyable. "Give us anonymous droning!"



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Re: Wait a minute....!   Monday, July 8, 2013 (2:25 p.m.) 

> In fairness so was Man of Steel's. I think this review is a bit too
> generous and MoS a bit too harsh.

A series of jumping intervals with a loose pattern is hardly what I'd call a hummable, catchable theme. The theme for MoS just comes off as plain lazy.

Pacific Rim is surprisingly refreshing considering the type of film it is.


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Re: Wait a minute....!   Monday, July 8, 2013 (3:32 p.m.) 

> A series of jumping intervals with a loose pattern is hardly what I'd call
> a hummable, catchable theme. The theme for MoS just comes off as plain
> lazy.

> Pacific Rim is surprisingly refreshing considering the type of film it is.

Neither of these scores have particularly strong themes; Djawadi does use his a lot more consistently but the lack of the sort of hooks Jablonsky had in Transformers is really the Achilles heel of Pacific Rim for me.


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Re: Wait a minute....!   Friday, July 12, 2013 (2:20 p.m.) 

> Neither of these scores have particularly strong themes; Djawadi does use
> his a lot more consistently but the lack of the sort of hooks Jablonsky
> had in Transformers is really the Achilles heel of Pacific
> Rim
for me.

You've got to think of the Pacific Rim "theme" as more of a catchy guitar riff than a big Jablonsky power anthem. Then it all starts to click. All the themes are just well placed guitar riffs.



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Re: Wait a minute....!   Saturday, July 13, 2013 (8:14 a.m.) 
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> A series of jumping intervals with a loose pattern is hardly what I'd call
> a hummable, catchable theme. The theme for MoS just comes off as plain
> lazy.

> Pacific Rim is surprisingly refreshing considering the type of film it is.

Agreed on all points. But most welcome is Djawadi's effort here continues his evolution as a composer. I like the score for all the reasons Christian cited in the review. I like the guitar, the rhythms and the effective use of RC scoring techniques, including the Horn of Doom. This is the type of modern scoring I like.

All the best.



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Re: Wait a minute....!   Saturday, July 13, 2013 (7:01 p.m.) 

> Am i seeing this right? I'm glad you found some kind of satisfaction in
> reviewing this noisefest, but it baffles me why you would rate this a
> wealthy 4 stars, and give 'Man Of Steel' a measly 1. So, i was quite
> surprised given your aversion to anyone asociated with the Zimmer
> aesthetic.

Because Pacific Rim is Pacific Rim and not bloody Superman.


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Re: Wait a minute....!   Sunday, July 14, 2013 (2:23 p.m.) 

> Because Pacific Rim is Pacific Rim and not bloody Superman.

That pretty much sums the entire argument up.


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