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Comments about the soundtrack for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Marco Beltrami)

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Terminator Music
• Posted by: Matt McCann   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, December 13, 2003, at 10:57 p.m.
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I appear to be in the minority who thinks that Brad Fiedel isnt a bad composer. I am not a big fan of synth but it works for Terminator. People seem to classify Terminator 2 as complete noise. I find however that it took the already established Terminator music and turned the theme into a heroic one. Also the actions ques have become part of the overall film. As was shown in the review for T2 the T1000 music is menacing just like the character it portrays and they whole score has a feel that is consistent with the type of movie Terminator is. To cap it off the track, "IT's Over/Good-bye" was a sweeping and swelling heroic end. It was very emotional and had hope to it. Terminator 3 on the other hand has none of this. The music seems out of place and doesnt seem to fit the terminator universe at all. A major complaint about T3 was its lack of heart and for me a big part of what gave T2 its heart was the music. A machine who gives himself for the future of humanity cause he has learned what it is to be human and the music reflects that heroic effort and hope that the terminator has given. T3's score has none of this except for a clip in the end. Even the opening was subdued, i could barely hear anything. Overall T2 in my opinion is the best of the Terminator scores and T3 is the worst.

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       Matt McCann - Saturday, December 13, 2003, at 10:57 p.m.
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