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Re: A few thoughts of my own (Agreed with CC)
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• Posted by: Z. Nitram
• Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016, at 3:11 p.m.
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• In Response to: A few thoughts of my own (Agreed with CC) (OPMac)

> -I found that for a score that tried so hard to maintain thematic
> continuity, it's weird that they didn't provide a more monstrous variation
> of the Zod theme from MOS to represent Doomsday. This was a ridiculously
> missed opportunity to show intelligence by Zimmer and his crew.

> I do not think it's a good fit at all. With a slower variation and some
> more mystique, it would have been an adequate Luthor theme.

Idk about her character, so I can't touch on that. But I do think--even though the music itself is something I'd never listen to--that sometimes, even "inappropriate musical choices" can be executed right if the timing is spot on. And I think that BvS is so dull that by the time we hear WW's theme, it just has that "fire" (a badass quality) that the whole score is missing. It's a matter of the moment, not always but sometimes.

> -Jerry Goldsmith's cameo, as I've said before, trumps anything in this
> score, even when it's mixing isn't the best. The Master Smith of Gold will
> never fade away, and his legacy will be loved and remembered.

I still don't know where this is :/

> -Superman's theme not being featured prominently is nonsensical and
> ridiculous. He is a core aspect of the story, yet his theme is not
> featured in depth?


> -Batman's theme is mundane, boring and completely tepid. The six note
> rhythm is a joke, and the progression of the motif is generic.

Is it the one that goes "bawm...bawm...bawm-bawm-bawm-BaWm-BAWM"??? See what I did there? 'Cause many modern scores sound like that. Okay, nevermind, I'll stop now.

> -I actually enjoy the Luthor idea more than CC, because it's silly and
> fun. However, it is rather forgettable and largely one dimensional.

It stood out, but it's definitely not something that I can listen to and enjoy.

> -Sound design in a superhero score? Did Hans and co accidentally think
> they were scoring Michael Clayton?

Sound's fantastic! ....*rolls eyes*

> -Surprised Clem thought that the score as written for the film was two
> stars. That's actually higher than what he gave for TASM 2 overall. Are
> you sure you don't want to re-review that Christian? You might be put in a
> better mood by it after listening to this junk.

Nah, TASM2 review and rating are just fine.

> -No. More. Tom. Holkenborg.

YES, please. Let us pray that Zimmer actually stays away from Superhero scores, too, at least for the next couple of years.

> Please, Zimmer, please take on some solo projects in animation or dramas.
> I would love to hear Zimmer have fun with a score while letting his
> harmonic and melodic gifts shine. This score doesn't make me hate Hans, it
> makes me frustrated that he doesn't seem to be having fun at all. Sound
> design and bass pounding for 70+ minutes is not fun for anyone.

Hopefully, Hans will deliver on this year's upcoming Zimmer scores. I'm looking forward to "Inferno" more or less.

In my mind, there will never be a "true" Batman v. Superman until Warner Bros decides to use Williams' Superman March and pit it against Elfman's Batman theme lol

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