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Michael Giacchino's War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

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The same website (but admittedly not the same writer) that said this about the Batman v Superman score:

 

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One of the things I loved in Batman v Superman is the score by Junkie XL and Hans Zimmer. The music gets you pumped up in all the right moments, and unlike Marvel’s Avengers, gives all the heroes their own unique themes. At some points the score is rocking, while at other times it’s operatic, or big and loud and base-y. Sometimes it’s more sci-fi sounding, reminiscent of Bear McCreary‘s Battlestar Galactica score. I particularly love Wonder Woman’s theme.

 

"base-y"

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Ah man, that shit gets me PUMPED. UP.  I fuckin' love those EPIC. SONGZ.  I'm gonna go rock out to BvS right now.

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I generally grade scores on a scale of bad to big.

 

Anyway, here's another positive review (from EW) that singles out Giacchino's score.  Now with actual musical terms!

 

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The credit for that largely goes to composer Michael Giacchino’s better-than-it-needs-to-be score—a freaky symphony of staccato woodwinds, plucky strings, and ominous thumping kettle drums—and Andy Serkis, who brings Caesar to life once again.

http://ew.com/movies/2017/06/26/war-for-the-planet-of-the-apes-ew-review/

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:lol:

 

All I meant was that since multiple reviews are mentioning the score, it sounds like the score must stand out (in a good way) in this one--which excites me, because Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is among my most favorite Giacchino scores.

 

From IGN, who gave the film a 9.5/10:

 

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Meanwhile, Reeves fills his widescreen with some remarkable imagery, reaching for an epic feel whether it’s the peaceful sight of apes on horseback riding along a beach or huge scenes of carnage as man battles ape. Michael Giacchino’s score is also memorable, supporting the scope of Reeves’ vision while also imparting on War a slightly off-kilter feel that calls back to the original 1968 film – and supports the notion that the world has turned upside down in these movies.

 

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Reeves is developing into an excellent director. Serious missed opportunity by Disney not securing him for Star Wars IX.

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The tracklist seems to suggest my favourite theme from the previous score will return, so I'm happy about that.

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More blurbs for Gia.

 

The Playlist:

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The breathlessly paced montage of flying bullets and angry monkeys raining down on terrified men, aided by Michael Giacchino’s vibrant score, is a strong indicator of the next-level craftsmanship that distinguishes these movies from so many cacophonous Hollywood spectacles

 

The Hollywood Reporter:

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Shot on spectacular locations, mostly in Alberta and British Columbia, despite the California settings, the film is further enhanced by a notably imaginative, out-of-the-ordinary score by Michael Giacchino.

 

The Wrap:

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The action proceeds at a thrilling clip, aided immensely by the great Michael Giacchino score. The composer never settles into a groove, with instrumentations varying from simple percussion (the 20th Century Fox fanfare sounds like it was performed from the middle of a rain forest) to full orchestra, and with themes that never feel like mere repetitions of what has come before. It’s a stirring soundtrack that accentuates, but never overwhelms, what we’re seeing.

 

I'm excited!

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I think I'll like the score, but I can never get excited by random movie reviews praising a score. Movie reviewers (read: people that aren't into film music) generally get easily excited, even with the most basic of stuff. Can't trust these guys!

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I think usually when a score gets mentioned this often then it at least ends up being an indication of some worthwhile highlights in there. I like hearing when music makes a strong impression in a movie for people.

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19 minutes ago, mrbellamy said:

I think usually when a score gets mentioned this often then it at least ends up being an indication of some worthwhile highlights in there. I like hearing when music makes a strong impression in a movie for people.

 

I once looked up every contemporary review of Star Wars from 1977 I could find and almost none mentioned anything about music.  I don't have a point.  Just thought it was interesting.

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From Collider:

 

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Reeves brings it all together in a haunting, vivid portrait that skillfully blends the demands of blockbuster spectacle together with a deeply emotional undercurrent. Michael Giacchino’s score skillfully moves between melancholy tones and frenetic melodies that would have been right at home alongside the original Planet of the Apes.

 

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43 minutes ago, BloodBoal said:

I think I'll like the score, but I can never get excited by random movie reviews praising a score. Movie reviewers (read: people that aren't into film music) generally get easily excited, even with the most basic of stuff. Can't trust these guys!

 

I agree. I don't trust modern film critics on scores at all. The majority of these people thrashed Williams in their reviews for War Horse. It was over-scored I agree but still a great score.

 

Also film reviews praised Gia to the high heavens for Doctor Strange in the film reviews and I thought it was a decent score but nothing special.

 

So yeah, taking these reviews with a grain of salt.

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Suddenly pretty excited for this score, although @TheUlyssesian makes a great point about how Doctor Strange got some pretty high praise and then ended up being nothing special. 

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The previous score was also highly praised in film reviews.

 

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That one had some good action material.

 

That and Jurassic World were probably his last decent scores.

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30 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

I'd throw Tomorrowland in there, which is my favorite of all his film scores.  It's particularly special to me.

 

Tomorrowland was a complete triumph for Gia, a magnificent score. One of his absolute best.

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I find that one insufferable. Just a mixture of limp pastiche and some of the more annoying Giacchino-isms. It had one or two good moments though.

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3 minutes ago, KK said:

I find that one insufferable. Just a mixture of pastiche and some of the more annoying Giacchino-isms. It had one or two good moments though.

 

Indeed.  The one good moment being the tune that opens this.

 

 

If he'd penned that theme earlier as the basis for John Carter, that score would have been exceptional other than the shit recording.  But alas.

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7 minutes ago, crocodile said:

Think it is the 14th. 

 

Karol

Thanks

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2 hours ago, Jwfan2234 said:

When does this score come out?

 

On 6/12/2017 at 0:02 PM, Jay said:

 

CD coming Friday July 7th by a label called "Masterworks Broadway"

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072PSWYRZ

 

Although now it says July 21st and the label information is gone

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Oh it changed release date again. It was listed as either 7th and 14th before. In the UK it is released by Sony Classical.

 

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13 hours ago, TheGreyPilgrim said:

 

Indeed.  The one good moment being the tune that opens this.

 

 

If he'd penned that theme earlier as the basis for John Carter, that score would have been exceptional other than the shit recording.  But alas.

Good tune.

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Less than $11 on Amazon US too

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Just got an email from Amazon telling me its coming out July 28th now

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The almost circus-like music (not sure that's the best way to describe it, but that's the first thing that came to my mind) is surprising, but I rather like it. The second half is OK.

 

8 minutes ago, SafeUnderHill said:

Is there any musical continuity between Rise and Dawn?

 

No.

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Cool, will have to listen to this later! 

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