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 Posted:   Jun 29, 2019 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

What a bore.

Thanks for chiming in.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2019 - 2:53 AM   
 By:   AdoKrycha007   (Member)

What a score ! eek

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2019 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   Glenn Butler   (Member)

Even though putting the suite at the beginning of the album takes away from the end, it's still a very very good listen.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2019 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Looking forward to this

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2019 - 4:53 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

the first one more or less passed me by. i'll have to dig it out since i'm very much enjoying the second one. some loud repetitive sequences that might be the cause of some of the displeasure noted on here, but bet it's going to work like gangbusters in the film. nice to see giacchino has another franchise that inspires him the way star trek has.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2019 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Just came back from this. Glad I decided to go, because the movie ain't half bad. The best parts are the 'down tempo' ones when they're exploring Europe and stuff, and the natural humour that comes from the characters and situations. The parts that did NOT work so well include some of the action sequences and most things surrounding Mysterio/Jake Gyllenhaal. Can't be more specific at the moment, due to embargo from Sony.

But this is a thread about the score. Although I can't stand Giacchino in general, I always go into an MG-scored film with as open mind as humanly possible. Who knows, maybe he has another JOHN CARTER up his sleeve at some point? Well, the score is pretty OK by his standards, although the best parts are when he references existing Marvel themes. His own stuff is the usual "Emperor's Clothes": Lots of big chords and ostinati going nowhere fast. Fans will go apeshit over it, no doubt, but this is not for me.

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2019 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Apparently the physical CD has been pushed back from Jun 28 to Jul 5, though now Amazon just emailed me and said not to expect it until Jul 9...

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2019 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • What a bore.

  • What a score ! eek

    Zut alors!

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     Posted:   Jul 1, 2019 - 2:51 PM   
     By:   jb1234   (Member)

    I listened to it once and that was good enough for me. I really enjoyed Giacchino's older scores but I feel he's been in a rut for a while now.

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 1, 2019 - 2:54 PM   
     By:   Bond1965   (Member)

    Apparently the physical CD has been pushed back from Jun 28 to Jul 5, though now Amazon just emailed me and said not to expect it until Jul 9...

    Just cancelled my order because now it says it is "Manufactured on Demand by Amazon."

    Fuck that.

    Guess I'll order from the UK or Europe.

    James

     
     Posted:   Jul 1, 2019 - 3:18 PM   
     By:   JeffM   (Member)

    Apparently the physical CD has been pushed back from Jun 28 to Jul 5, though now Amazon just emailed me and said not to expect it until Jul 9...

    Just cancelled my order because now it says it is "Manufactured on Demand by Amazon."

    Fuck that.

    Guess I'll order from the UK or Europe.

    James


    Wow... my excitement over this just dropped considerably.

    Is this why Sony stopped allowing third party labels to distribute its soundtracks? So they could release sub-par products through Amazon?

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 1, 2019 - 3:27 PM   
     By:   KeoNato   (Member)



    Is this why Sony stopped allowing third party labels to distribute its soundtracks? So they could release sub-par products through Amazon?


    No, it’s because it’s a dying format.

     
     Posted:   Jul 1, 2019 - 3:36 PM   
     By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)



    Apparently the physical CD has been pushed back from Jun 28 to Jul 5, though now Amazon just emailed me and said not to expect it until Jul 9...


    Just cancelled my order because now it says it is "Manufactured on Demand by Amazon."

    Fuck that.

    Guess I'll order from the UK or Europe.


    Woah, thanks for noticing that! I will also cancel my Amazon US order and order from Amazon UK.

    So.... anybody else recommend any other good scores only available on CDR in the US, but a real CD overseas? I might as well combine and order now to save on shipping.

     
     Posted:   Jul 1, 2019 - 4:17 PM   
     By:   JeffM   (Member)



    Apparently the physical CD has been pushed back from Jun 28 to Jul 5, though now Amazon just emailed me and said not to expect it until Jul 9...


    Just cancelled my order because now it says it is "Manufactured on Demand by Amazon."

    Fuck that.

    Guess I'll order from the UK or Europe.


    Woah, thanks for noticing that! I will also cancel my Amazon US order and order from Amazon UK.

    So.... anybody else recommend any other good scores only available on CDR in the US, but a real CD overseas? I might as well combine and order now to save on shipping.


    Following this....

     
     
     Posted:   Jul 2, 2019 - 3:54 PM   
     By:   ddddeeee   (Member)

    Saw this today.

    Loved anything and everything Mysterio. I was expecting an 'updated' take, but that character really was like a Lee/Ditko/Romita Jr comic come to life.

    Not as convinced by the other stuff. Aunt May has still not evolved beyond 'Hot Aunt May', and that's a bit gross, but Holland and Zendaya have great chemistry.

    Loved all of the Mysterio stuff in the score, and I dug the Fury stuff and the love theme. Still not really sold on the Spidey theme; something is missing there. The movie, like the first, isn't very score friendly - at least compared to the other five, which all had their scores front and centre.

     
     Posted:   Jul 2, 2019 - 7:27 PM   
     By:   Glenn Butler   (Member)

    The thing I loved most about Giacchino's first Spider-Man score was the way it brought together the "kid" aspect of the character and the "hero" aspect with different variations on the main theme. (It helped that Homecoming did better at presenting Peter as a kid than any of the previous films.) He's done something fantastic and a kind of subtle at the end of Far from Home, using the "hero" brass instrumentation, but playing the theme with more of the staccato cadence of the "kid" version. It works perfectly with where the main body of the movie ends as well.

     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 9:47 AM   
     By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

    What a fun score! Giacchino really did a great job here.

     
     Posted:   Jul 3, 2019 - 7:07 PM   
     By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

    Saw this today.

    Loved anything and everything Mysterio. I was expecting an 'updated' take, but that character really was like a Lee/Ditko/Romita Jr comic come to life.

    Not as convinced by the other stuff. Aunt May has still not evolved beyond 'Hot Aunt May', and that's a bit gross, but Holland and Zendaya have great chemistry.

    Loved all of the Mysterio stuff in the score, and I dug the Fury stuff and the love theme. Still not really sold on the Spidey theme; something is missing there. The movie, like the first, isn't very score friendly - at least compared to the other five, which all had their scores front and centre.


    I just don't understand why Giacchino wrote that great, heroic "B" section to the Spider-Man theme (the one with all the cymbal crashes) when he refuses to use it for any scene in which Spider-Man is actually being heroic. It's clearly the best part of the theme, but time and again he heroicizes the plucky "A" theme over the "B" section.

     
     Posted:   Jul 4, 2019 - 8:19 AM   
     By:   Coco314   (Member)

    Micheal Giacchino has always been a hit or miss with me, mainly according to his thematic material. I actually warmed up to its spiderman theme (like Shaun, I find the B section really catchy) , something I never could do with his Star Trek theme. And the new material is above-average Giacchino, the electronics of Mysterio's stuff are a welcome addition to the composer's palette (and storywise fitting), the Nick Fury Avengers variation is nice, and the love material very delicate.
    Not too hot on some of the heavy handed action stuff as usual, and while MG is not the first composer to draw from The Planets'Mars, it is done to such a degree in track 3 as to be distracting.

    The movie is a good sequel to "Homecoming" (which I really liked a lot), continuing to build on its strengths (the college/coming of age stuff, a formidable young cast), while touching on new prospects (taking responsabilities, beliefs etc.), albeit briefly . It may be a bit long and slightly lacking in some departements (and the relative novelty of the previous opus is gone), but it's still fresh and very enjoyable. Stay for all the credits!

     
     Posted:   Jul 4, 2019 - 8:24 AM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    Great for those that like it. I listened to this several times on Spotify, just not warming up to it. Nothing to latch onto musically speaking. Maybe its a score you need to hear in context of the film.

     
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