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Comments about the soundtrack for Thor: The Dark World (Brian Tyler)

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Re: Lack of Doyle's Themes
• Posted by: Ryan W.   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 6:16 a.m.
• IP Address: ip98-168-164-186.ok.ok.cox.net
• In Response to: Re: Lack of Doyle's Themes (Edmund Meinerts)
• Now Playing: "Chasing the Storm" from "Thor" by Patrick Doyle

> In that case I agree. Tyler should have just been honest and said he'd
> prefer to write his own themes, rather than constructing his score around
> someone else's. It's understandable, but at least be upfront about it and
> don't try and come up with some faux justification.

> I've never read that tidbit about Marvel wanting to keep Doyle's
> themes...as you say, I didn't do my research ...but if it's the case, I
> do wonder why they didn't just bring Doyle back in the first place.

The lack of Doyle's themes doesn't quite bother me as much as it probably should. I found many of Doyle's cues to lack acoustic depth in a lot of places, a sentiment I don't feel regarding Tyler's renditions. One of the aspects I was looking for in Tyler's music was a carryover of the "thumping" percussion that helped set "Thor" apart from other action movie scores, and Tyler did include that, whether as a nod to Doyle or because it's a sound that many a listener has associated with Viking-ish themes.




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