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The Andrew Lockington Appreciation Thread

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Andrew Lockington is a composer I discovered via his City Of Ember score. I though it was good, had nice themes but it lacked something to be a bit more than just "good". Then I heard good things about his Journey To The Center Of The Earth score and so I checked it out, and I thought it was a step up from his previous score, with stronger themes and some cool action music (Storm, for example) and grand heroic moments (the last minute of Building The Raft). But I still thought it missed something to be called great. I later read reviews about Journey To The Mysterious Island (the sequel score), and all said that it was an improvement over the previous score, but for some reason, I didn't check it immediately. It is only recently that I listened to it (about 2 months ago), and I was blown away right from the start when hearing the Main Titles. The Island theme is what sold me on it. It's just a great theme that simultaneously conveys a sense of adventure and mystery in a perfect way (it is given a supber rendition in Who's Up For An Adventure). The Atlantis theme is also another highlight of the score, and is given some beautiful choral renditions throughout the score. There is also some nice exotic orchestrations that gives the score more diversity. But what really convinced me that Lockington is a composer with a great potential is the bit at 2'14 in Let's Power This Thing Up. That's when I realized he's a composer to follow.

Now, I just listened to his latest score (Percy Jackson And The Sea Of Monsters) today, and that was a bit of a letdown after all the promise he showed with Journey 2, but I learned that there'll be a third Journey movie, and apparently, it'll have the same director than the previous one, so chances are Lockington will be back and I'm sure this time he'll deliver yet again a splendid score.

So, what do you guys think of him? Do you like him? Do you think he is a hack? Do you think we should cut him some slack? Speak now, or forever hold your peace.

Mysterious Island Main Titles

http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/2091kbibs9/Mysterious_Island_Main_Titles.mp3

Who's Up For An Adventure

http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/vqbt61jiwj/Who_s_Up_For_An_Adventure.mp3

Building The Raft

http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/uczz93j0op/Building_The_Raft.mp3

Storm

http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/hbbsvbg9oz/Storm.mp3

Let's Power This Thing Up

http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/ekrwe7hpsr/Let_s_Power_This_Thing_Up.mp3

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John Carter is great music for a film which should've been better. It was Stanton and Disney thinking they could start a trilogy on a half-baked adaptation. 

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John Carter was a great score for a really underrated film. Half-baked how? I think it's really well baked :) and even the ending works for me emotionally speaking, though they was clearly planning planning on a sequel which will alas never come to be.

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On 08/01/2018 at 6:49 PM, Fargo said:

https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2018/01/dwayne-johnson-says-journey-3-earth-moon-no-longer-happening/

 

This means no follow-up to the best score from 2012. This is a very sad day.

That's really too bad; I like those movies.

Good fun adventure with accompanying scores.

 

Why does The Rock matter though? He wasn't in the first film either.

They could do a third one with a different actor again.

What's Brendan Fraser doing these days anyway?

 

On 09/01/2018 at 4:06 PM, Jay said:

I liked the film and the score!

Likewise! I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel.

But that's not happening, so I'm slowly reading through the books instead.

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On 1/10/2018 at 1:57 AM, Yavar Moradi said:

John Carter was a great score for a really underrated film. Half-baked how? I think it's really well baked :) and even the ending works for me emotionally speaking, though they was clearly planning planning on a sequel which will alas never come to be.

I loved the film, but I also understand why audiences and critics were underwhelmed. My reaction is almost the same as Tomorrowland, the other unfortunate major Disney flop.

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