Posted by: Andrew Date: Thursday, August 23, 2001, at 7:37 p.m. IP Address: udialup241.slkc.uswest.net
Don Davis' recent attempt to score the new Jurassic movie was a noble try, but in the end proved fruitless. Even with Williams extensive notes on the new score and even some very light transcription from Williams himself, Davis just failed to capture the spirit of the first two scores. At times you feel like you could hum the theme, for example the original Jurassic Park theme, but then Davis tries to put his own twist on the very beloved theme and totally kills it. The main body of the score consisting of music written by Davis is at times much too comical sounding for the scene in which it is used, and there is very little to the action sequence themes, where Williams had vey skitterish and fast moving notes. Overall, Davis' work here is very disappointing considering that we know he can write good music (The Matrix), but he fails to show that here. I say no more Jurassic Park without John Williams.