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 Posted:   Jul 4, 2019 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   JTWfan77   (Member)

Is the mix the usual dry affair or wetter like JW: FK?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2019 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Isaac The Red   (Member)

Is the mix the usual dry affair or wetter like JW: FK?

It's a very wet mix by Giacchino's standards. Much better than Homecoming.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2019 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   igger6   (Member)

I held off on the score except for the suite until seeing the movie, which I did last night, and loved them both. I especially love the return of MG's Tony Stark theme (this time in a contemplative mode) and the fact that Nick Fury finally gets a (pretty bombastic and awesome) theme after eleven years.

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2019 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

The score works excellent in the film. I was surprised how up front it was in the mix. The end credit-suite was front and center. The mix seemed even wetter then on the album, but that might have been the Dolby-set up in the cinema.

I stand by my earlier assessment though. It's a well-crafted score. Right upon the last note, but lacks spirit.

And I had to to this, of course.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 7, 2019 - 7:13 PM   
 By:   igger6   (Member)

Also, Giacchino's Avengers-theme references are now getting subtle enough to fool Alan Silvestri's agent. It definitely shows up near the end of "Who's Behind Those Foster Grants," but Silvestri wasn't listed in the song credits at the end.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 7, 2019 - 7:59 PM   
 By:   igger6   (Member)

Update: also a very obvious shoutout around 4:15 in "Taking the Gullible Express/Spidey Sensitive." Fire your people, Alan.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2019 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   scottweberpdx   (Member)

We finally got to see this on Saturday and it's a true delight...the most fun from Marvel since Thor: Ragnarok. The score works really well in the film...and while the theme isn't my favorite, it gets enough usage that at least I could remember it as we left the theater.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2019 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

The wall to wall coverage of the film, and especially the bro-love between Holland and Jake, well, ugh. I really do not need to know, nor do I want to know how much these people love each other. And again, faulting the obviously, sub-90's visual effects, I mean, those water visual effects are like something ILM guys were putting out 10 years before The Abyss in 1989. This is such sub-par work for a film this expensive they should be ashamed of themselves, but the reason they get away with it is that the audience is so visually incompetent these days.

I agree that Giacchino at his best is quite good, but a lot of his work falls into busy-chirpy-plunky orchestra workman like stuff, and it feels like he is covering over the lack of composition or themes with the sheer busy-ness of the players.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2019 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

I liked it a lot. I haven't gotten into the score so much yet.

I've seen people comparing it to Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians in tone (which Homecoming had as well, but dialed back a bit). But I know in my family at least that's our least favorite Thor and we didn't like Far From Home as much as Homecoming.

So I wonder if we're just outliers or if there will be a course correction?

Homecoming and Doctor Strange are two of my favorite Marvel scores.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2019 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The wall to wall coverage of the film, and especially the bro-love between Holland and Jake, well, ugh. I really do not need to know, nor do I want to know how much these people love each other. And again, faulting the obviously, sub-90's visual effects, I mean, those water visual effects are like something ILM guys were putting out 10 years before The Abyss in 1989. This is such sub-par work for a film this expensive they should be ashamed of themselves, but the reason they get away with it is that the audience is so visually incompetent these days.

I agree that Giacchino at his best is quite good, but a lot of his work falls into busy-chirpy-plunky orchestra workman like stuff, and it feels like he is covering over the lack of composition or themes with the sheer busy-ness of the players.


The CGI of Spider-Man and Mysterio were very poor. Some of the element effects, explosions and trippy visuals were pretty cool. At least interesting from an artistic perspective if not totally believable.

I've found both films underwhelming. I really wanted to like them, but they just miss the mark. The story for Far From Home is particularly bad.

Agree with your analysis of the score.

 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2019 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Homecoming and Doctor Strange are two of my favorite Marvel scores.

Both are pleasantly stylistic. Certainly the most entertaining Giacchino scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2019 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, for anyone who's interested:

https://moviemusicuk.us/2019/07/17/spider-man-far-from-home-michael-giacchino/

Jon

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2019 - 12:02 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

Anyone who bought (and received) the Spider-Man: Far From Home soundtrack from Movie Music know if the album is a CD-R or a pressed CD? Normally if the album is a CD-R (e.g. Passengers, Red Sparrow) Movie Music marks CD-R by the album's Catalog ID. It doesn't show on Spider-Man: Far From Home, but I want to be sure before I decide to purchase it from there or not.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2019 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   Caliburn   (Member)

For who is interested in my thoughts. Here is my review.

https://soundtrackworld.com/2019/07/spider-man-far-from-home-michael-giacchino/

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2019 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I saw this film at the cinema yesterday and absolutely loved it.
Had A Blast!
Just great comic book fun from start to finish.
I'd say it's the best SPIDERMAN film since the first two Raimi's, even though I did quite like the first Andy Garfield one (maybe that one was more down to the Horner score?).
And what a fantastic epilogue/after credits scene!! Stunning.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2019 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Yeah it was fantastic. I’ve always wanted to see Mysterio brought to life on screen and I thought they did a great job adapting him into this MCU. Definitely the best villain he’s had yet. Those effects were amazing in imax 3D. They almost reminded me of Poltergeist at times.

Score was great too. Worked really well in the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2019 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Aye, it helped that Gyllenhal is so cool and likeable in the role.
Brilliant casting.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2019 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

Fun movie, I enjoyed it a lot more than I did Homecoming. I am digging the score a whole lot, too. I ha no issues with the FX. Good light fun after the emotional wreckage of Endgame, which gutted me.

A winner all around.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

I heard someone humming the theme walking out of the theater. Because it has A THEME.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2019 - 12:36 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

The movie absolutely left me cold -I'm totally fed up with Marvel and the entire superhero trend - but Giacchino delivered the goods.

 
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