Posted by: dude <Send E-Mail> Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2004, at 6:21 p.m. IP Address: c220.127.116.11.eau.wi.charter.com
In Response to:
Good, but not great(Fraley)
> Fun, entertaining, but ultimately shallow. The main theme really doesn't
> do much for me, and there really isn't much development of the theme or
> score. We mostly here the same repetition of the "hero" theme
> over and over. The orchestrations aren't very rich, either. This really
> stood out to me after giving a fresh listen to "Raiders of the Lost
> Ark", then comparing "Desert Chase" to the action cues of
> "Sky Captain".
> Its still a fun score, but I wouldn't call it the classic that many feel
> it is. I think much of the enthusiasm for this score simply stems from the
> fact that its been so long since we have had anything in this territory.
> This type of old fasioned, fully orchestral,
> heroic-to-the-point-of-cheesey music is a rarity today. I realize this
> score is supposed to be an homage to days of yore, but having grown up
> listening to Williams, Berstein, etc, it plays more like a collection of
> musical cliches to me.
> Fun but simple. ***
I'll agrgee with everything you said, but I give it a muhc higher rating because it is so enjoyable regardless of it's simplicity.