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Re: Thoughts on Lightyear (Michael Giacchino)
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• Posted by: Riley KZ
• Date: Friday, June 17, 2022, at 6:16 a.m.
• IP Address: xplr-209-222-174-86.xplornet.com
• In Response to: Thoughts on Lightyear (Michael Giacchino) (Chris R.)

> Michael Giacchino's score for Lightyear is out. I find that this is one of
> the best things Giacchino has written this year. Buzz's theme is simple,
> something he could have written for any Pixar movie. The theme shines when
> he incorporates it with Medal of Honor style orchestrations. As good as
> that musical theme is, the star of the album is Zurg's theme. While being
> backed by an all-male choir, the music oozes the kind of villain menace I
> have missed from his work since Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The album
> also features a great 12 minute suite of both ideas at the end. After the
> underwhelming experience I had with Jurassic World: Dominion, this score
> is a terrific addition to the scores Giacchino has written this year.

If you’ve been missing “villain menace” since Fallen Kingdom, you must not have heard The Batman, which oozed villainous menace even in the heroic parts hahaha.

Will listen to the score this weekend. After putting together the Giacchino Score-Ona I realized how good the guy is in finding a memorable theme, so I’m looking forward to this one.




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