Posted by: Roman Zaenom <Send E-Mail> Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2004, at 5:12 a.m. IP Address: 22.214.171.124
Zimmer and his brood always deliver themes you will remember (The Rock, Crimson Tide, Gladiator, The Last Samurai... or this Pirates of the Caribbean), just like Williams would, and that's already quite a feat. But while it takes 5 seconds to match a Williams theme and the movie it belongs to, Zimmerish scores are so similar to each other that most people will remember the music but guess the wrong movie. I have the feeling these themes could fit any genre, and yet always seem out of place.
This particular soundtrack is not bad, but it's just more of the usual. A main theme to remember, drowned in filler background music/noise... and no magic at all. They really should listen to some Japanese Animation scores for some inspiration (Seiji Yokoyama, Taku Iwasaki, Tanaka Kouhei or Yoko Kanno...).