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 Posted:   Oct 5, 2015 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Some of you guys are just nuts. Just skip those tracks!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2015 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   crocodile   (Member)

Our review of the John Powell score:

http://www.filmsonwax.co.uk/pan-powell/

Karol

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2015 - 10:08 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Even putting aside the issues with the songs I wasn't particularly impressed by the music. Sounded like HTTYD2 light version. I expected a lot more considering how many people I know who were raving about it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2015 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


Our review of the John Powell score:

http://www.filmsonwax.co.uk/pan-powell/

Karol

Even putting aside the issues with the songs I wasn't particularly impressed by the music. Sounded like HTTYD2 light version. I expected a lot more considering how many people I know who were raving about it.


Fair review and comments. I agree with the criticisms. Especially the constant loudness of the action sequences. It’s kinda bombastic junk food. But for me it’s still a cut above most of the droning scores we usually get from modern action/adventure films.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2015 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   dr.doom   (Member)


Our review of the John Powell score:

http://www.filmsonwax.co.uk/pan-powell/

Karol

Even putting aside the issues with the songs I wasn't particularly impressed by the music. Sounded like HTTYD2 light version. I expected a lot more considering how many people I know who were raving about it.


Fair review and comments. I agree with the criticisms. Especially the constant loudness of the action sequences. It’s kinda bombastic junk food. But for me it’s still a cut above most of the droning scores we usually get from modern action/adventure films.

Benjamin Wallfischs Gamba is much better in every regard.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2015 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


Our review of the John Powell score:

http://www.filmsonwax.co.uk/pan-powell/

Karol

Even putting aside the issues with the songs I wasn't particularly impressed by the music. Sounded like HTTYD2 light version. I expected a lot more considering how many people I know who were raving about it.


Fair review and comments. I agree with the criticisms. Especially the constant loudness of the action sequences. It’s kinda bombastic junk food. But for me it’s still a cut above most of the droning scores we usually get from modern action/adventure films.

Benjamin Wallfischs Gamba is much better in every regard.


Never heard of it. But I'll check it out.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2015 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Just finished listening to it. Only moderately impressed.

Sorry Dario Marianelli, what we really want this to sound like is Pirates Of The Carribean! Who can we get to make that happen? Makes sense now :-(

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2015 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

To be fair, Dario's Everest isn't anything to gush over, either. It resorts to Zimmer tricks as well (and Thomas Newman and James Newton Howard and whoever the temp wanted him to be on a cue-by-cue basis).

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2015 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)


Benjamin Wallfischs Gamba is much better in every regard.


Agreed with this. Though Gamba is a minor notch above, still nothing mind blowing, and digital release only.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2015 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

So that score is better, but it's also worse than Pan because it's not on a CD?

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2015 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

No, doesn't make it worse but I have to point out digital only releases whenever they exist because they never seem to have a lossless option to purchase, which means inferior sound. At least until Qobuz US launches, if that ever happens.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2015 - 9:14 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Saw it today, in 3d with the kid.
I probably would not have seen it but the kid wanted to.

In any case, it is not half as bad as the naysayers, or the box office, suggests. Yes, it is still an unnecessary remake, reboot or what you call it. But..well there is something throwback about it - the London during WWII - I like the idea of planes and sailing pirate ships in fights. I think that the kid that they got for Peter is pretty good - he is sincere and has emotive eyes, Hugh Jackman seems like he is delighting in chewing the scenery. There is the ever popular and all too common backdrop green screen work that is pretty obvious. That said, the production design and costume work is top notch, the flying ships are pretty well done. The island for the tribe is a really enormous, and the money is there on the screen, giant trees and plants and such. Fault the story as you may, there is something sweet about Peter looking for his mother, and some sincere feeling does come through the screen, which is more than I can say for a dozen super-hero pictures. The score, it is as reported, not cohesive, not thematic and not that interesting. There is some choral bits that I like, and some bits of percussive work that I like, but it is not a whole cloth or inspired work to me. Given the choice I would surely pick the PJ Hogan version over this one. But this is not a bad film. maybe not a great one, but a fairly good one.






 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2015 - 1:08 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Studio interference has killed everything Joe Wright wanted to do.

A bad case of Warner destroying its own projects.

 
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