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Old 05-08-2013, 09:54 PM   #61
Elevator Man
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Default Re: Scoring Days of Future Past - The Soundtrack/Music Thread

Originally Posted by Robin91939 View Post
Henry Jackman's work on X-Men: First Class especially the Main Theme and moreso the Magneto Theme were perfect. Just absolutely beautiful, amazing pieces of music.

I also love John Ottman's X2 Suite. Love it.

I'd like to see them fuse the two together. Not in one piece of music, but keep the beats of the Magneto Theme in the film. Use the X2 Suite or something similar throughout the film with perhaps a few nods to the X-Men: First Class Main Theme. Kind of like how Ottman scored Superman Returns....creating new music all the while honoring and incorporating John Williams' work.

Here he would be honoring and building on/expanding Henry Jackman's work as well as his own. Could be something special.

Never was a fan of Jackman's XM:FC score (or a fan of his in general). I actually believe that score is overrated up here. Besides the droning and MV/RC sound. The main theme sounded like a rip off of Silvestri's GI Joe main theme from GI Joe:TROC, which didn't impress me either. It didn't make me think X-men at all, but that it was a generic superhero theme, which could fit any superhero movie without adding any impact to it. And one of the tracks reminded me of the "Time" track from Zimmer's Inception soundtrack, which is a problem for me. I also found the Magneto theme (or whatever that was) repetitive without any nuance each time it was used. Plus I don't think it fits Magneto at all. It only works with an assassin seeking vengeance on those who hurt him. All it does is let the audience know that the crap is about to hit the fan. That's another track that you could play in any movie without adding any impact. It lacks just about as much depth as Zimmer's Joker motif, imo.

Hopefully Ottman will ignore Jackman's contributions and brings back his own better theme. It'll be nice for once in this franchise that an X-men theme evolves.

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