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Comments about the soundtrack for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Hans Zimmer/Various)

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Re: Whoa, pony. Easy on the melodrama.
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• Posted by: Ethan R. Smith
• Date: Monday, May 12, 2014, at 11:58 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Whoa, pony. Easy on the melodrama. (Adrian)

> That's the problem, you said it yourself. This is Spider-Man, not Tron
> Legacy. If you want to hear a good use of electronics blended with
> identifiable themes, look no further than Horner's score. He utilizes
> sound effects to create the atmosphere of a journey, and with horns
> sounding in the background, it provides a heroic feel. So what you get is
> a heroic journey, precisely the thesis of a superhero film. I like certain
> elements that Zimmer incorporated here, particularly the Electro voices,
> but overall the score didn't help cement the film in my mind in the way
> past scores have (included those scored by Zimmer). It's hard to give
> credit to a piece of work as a whole that succeeds and fails in certain
> areas, when the whole purpose of the score is to serve the film and make
> itself memorable. The film passed without the score leaving a mark on me
> whatsoever. If I had to make an effort to listen actively for praise
> points versus a score catching my attention immediately, it's not too hard
> to tell if it's good or not.

This might have to do with the fact that's criminally under-mixed in the film.

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