Originally Posted by xmangambit
Ok cool I can understand what you're saying but I want a THEME!
A lot of superhero films that have come out, in fact all of them are lacking that actual 'distinct' theme.
I mean Dark Knight and the new Batman series share a 'sound' and have a very atmospheric audio, but the actual theme takes so long to get to it just feels like one big mash up of sounds.
I think a theme tune should distinguish the film and character as solidly as it can, so I kinda want that little 'jingle' in my head where you can whistle it or hum it and know straight away what it is, does that make sense? Not sure if I'm making sense.
Basically I feel like some Melody is missing from a LOT of Superhero films, and Superman is the Epitome of Hero! SO this thing has got to Sound Heroic, YES I'm not saying don't have the darkness and the grit, that is still possible and indeed important but I really would like this to blow other superhero films out the water Score wise and I think the Theme could help a lot.
Honestly can you remember Avengers Theme? or The Hulk? or Captain America? Even Spiderman?
Those few seconds can distinguish a character instantly and I think that's what's missing from these new films.
I'm NOT saying recreate John Williams theme or remix it , but if you're going in a whole new Direction then, please make it Legendary! Please!
I remember watching the opening of Superman 1,2 and 3 with Christopher Reeves those are some Legendary opening sequences that actually sent shivers down my spine for many years watching them. You knew this guy was SUPERMAN!
SO basically I hope something like this can be achieved.
I don't think it's a case of movies not having themes or melodies, it's just we get so many more blockbuster movies these days than what audiences got 30-40 years ago that scores don't really stand out as much anymore, I'll hazard a guess and say that if the Williams Superman theme was written today no-one would bat an eyelid about it just as much as the didn't bat one for Nolan's Batman, or any Marvel movie. The only ones who really take notice of scores are film nerds like us. People hoping for a modern Superman theme that will be instantly recognizable should lower their expectations a bit, the score will compliment the movie and that's all that should be expected.