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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2017
    lp wrote
    I hate the fact that Elfman got the okay to use the Superman theme (even though Hans Zimmer came up with a very appropriate version) as well as his own Batman theme. Even though none of those movies have any continuity between them. Heck, even the animated series and movies didn't even reference those. And then his Hero theme is completely underwhelming and anonymous. But then, to be honest, I've not been impressed with anything he's done recently. .


    Really? Have you checked out some of his non-blockbuster scores?
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2017
  1. Having seen the movie now, all I can say is that I really missed Zimmer.

    There were multiple opportunities when his Man Of Steel stuff would have rocked the boat completely. The only time one of MoS themes appears, it comes out of nowhere and, while appropriate, feels slightly out of place and wild compared to what Elfman does before.

    But then, when Williams' Superman theme appears, it's at the worst possible moment. Completely jarring, wasting the effect it could have had if used later, and then, when it would have been nice to have it - gone. So that's a complete waste.

    The return of his Batman theme works just fine, probably because BvS didn't really manage to get its own theme up and running well enough, but I'm missing a truly proud and great statement of it.

    The appearance of the WW battle theme rocked, no question, but would it have been so difficult to include Gregson-Williams' stuff here and there? No, of course not.

    The rest of the action music is so forgettable, it doesn't even hurt.

    And then you have the Justice League theme. Which... I completely forgot and couldn't hum it if they were giving me money for it. Given that themes are the only thing I really liked about Elfman ever, this is so sad.

    All of this results in some of the most disappointing superhero work... ever. Not because it's all bullshit. It's because it showed us the potential of what it could have been, and then nothing happens.

    The movie itself, however, is something I haven't yet decided about. It's certainly something. I just don't know how to place it.
  2. My review of JUSTICE LEAGUE, for anyone who's interested. You might want to get comfortable for this one, because it's quite long!

    https://moviemusicuk.us/2017/11/21/just … ny-elfman/

    Jon
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      CommentAuthorCaliburn
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2017
    I have written a review of Justice League if anyone is curious about my opinion

    https://soundtrackworld.com/2017/12/jus … nny-elfman

    It is shorter than Jon's :P
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      CommentAuthorAidabaida
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2017
    Caliburn wrote
    I have written a review of Justice League if anyone is curious about my opinion

    https://soundtrackworld.com/2017/12/jus … nny-elfman

    It is shorter than Jon's :P


    Nice review; I didn't like this score until I realized I couldn't stop humming/thumping the Hero theme rhythm.
    Bach's music is heartless and robotic.
  3. That is one catchy rhythm, isn't it? Shades of the brawny Goldsmith/Poledouris mixed meter approach, which is always something to appreciate in a 2000s score. I love how meaty those low strings sound right at the beginning of "Hero's Theme" as well.
  4. My review of FIFTY SHADES FREED, for anyone who's interested:

    https://moviemusicuk.us/2018/02/23/fift … ny-elfman/

    Jon
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      CommentAuthorMarc
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2018
    Here's my French Horn & Trumpet cover of a fantastic cue from Epic smile

    https://youtu.be/-RQdMUCYVcI