Re: Hans Zimmers: Scoring Bats vs Supes AND Batman?
I kind of disagree with the notion that ANY superhero score has to be swashbuckling, magical and catchy. It really just depends on the project. Elfman's theme would have felt out of place in Nolan's Batman movies. The more subtle, stirring approach worked for the realistic tone of those films.
It just gets frustrating as someone who loves both Elfman and Zimmer's Batman work to constantly see people arguing over who was better and trashing one to prop the other up. I honestly thought both approaches were brilliant. Elfman was more consistently brilliant, but Zimmer/JNH had plenty of cues that can make the hair on the back of my neck stand up.