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 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Trent Easton Navarro   (Member)

As expected, Zimmer's MoS is equally loved as well as hated. So here's an interesting question, would Tyler Bates, Snyder's usual composer, have done a better job scoring the new Superman flick?

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Write up a list of every living and still working composer you know of. Number them. Pick a number, hunt down which composer on the list that is. He or she would have done a better job.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Having heard neither note nor rest of Zimmer's score...no.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Hmm, how long will this thread go on?

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

As expected, Zimmer's MoS is equally loved as well as hated. So here's an interesting question, would Tyler Bates, Snyder's usual composer, have done a better job scoring the new Superman flick?

Tyler Bates would never do a better job on [PUT RANDOM FILM HERE] than [PUT RANDOM COMPOSER HERE].

I'm not a fan of Hansi, but at least he has more experience and instinct than Tyler Bates.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

As expected, Zimmer's MoS is equally loved as well as hated. So here's an interesting question, would Tyler Bates, Snyder's usual composer, have done a better job scoring the new Superman flick?

No, definitely not.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

Depends how much Elliot Goldenthal there was in it. A Goldenthal Superman score, now that would be awesome.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   stay-puft   (Member)

Depends how much Elliot Goldenthal there was in it. A Goldenthal Superman score, now that would be awesome.

did he retire?

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

he could hardly do any worse than that.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Like a lot of people, I have a love/hate relationship with the Zimmer style.

On the one hand, I bloody hate that repetitive, heavy handed percussion action music thing he does on tracks like "Oil Rig". (Although I will say, he's got a way with rhythms.)

On the other, I have to tell you, I'm bloody addicted to that repetitious but exalting, swelling, emotional summation thing he does, which is most flourished in "What Are You Doing When You're Not Saving The World?" Addicted, I tell you.

I hate and I love all at once.

Bottom line: Though there are bits I hate, for the bits I love I say, no, I'll take Zimmer's.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Saw movie today, good, not great, but as I thought it would be the score was terrible. Tyler Bates would not have done better. I wonder why they just did not go to Williams and ask for a new theme. Powell, Silvestri or Folk would have done a great score with themes and Giacchino would have just used William's themes. Do not think Young could have done anything for this film, he is too dark.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

No.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

As expected, Zimmer's MoS is equally loved as well as hated. So here's an interesting question, would Tyler Bates, Snyder's usual composer, have done a better job scoring the new Superman flick?

I don't care, and you'll never know.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

Saw movie today, good, not great, but as I thought it would be the score was terrible. Tyler Bates would not have done better. I wonder why they just did not go to Williams and ask for a new theme. Powell, Silvestri or Folk would have done a great score with themes and Giacchino would have just used William's themes. Do not think Young could have done anything for this film, he is too dark.

Robert Folk?!?

He's a good composer, but he would NOT have fit Man of Steel at all.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Saw movie today, good, not great, but as I thought it would be the score was terrible. Tyler Bates would not have done better. I wonder why they just did not go to Williams and ask for a new theme. Powell, Silvestri or Folk would have done a great score with themes and Giacchino would have just used William's themes. Do not think Young could have done anything for this film, he is too dark.

Robert Folk?!?

He's a good composer, but he would NOT have fit Man of Steel at all.


I think the same thing. Folk is really very, very good (There Be Dragons is beyond a great score) but he's become like the movie score fanboy "go to" approximation to have every job. Some things he is just not a fit for and I would love for him to stay away from superhero films.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Folk would give us themes, which Zimmer has lost his ability with and I think Folk could do a serious POLICE ACADEMY for a superhero movie.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   The Beach Bum   (Member)

I don't believe Bates would have done a better job than Zimmer.

But I do believe Zimmer could have done a much better job than he did, were he allowed to come up with something melodic, symphonic and "old school". He's a very capable and versatile composer. He's just too much of a "yes man" and has gotten himself locked into this "wall of sound" schtick.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

One thing is certain: he would have played the drums himself.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

Even YOR and the band of his tribe could do a better job than the abominable.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2013 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

Folk would give us themes, which Zimmer has lost his ability with and I think Folk could do a serious POLICE ACADEMY for a superhero movie.

Wot? Zimmer has lost his ability with themes? Wot?

 
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