Jump to content

Favorite scores in a franchise NOT scored by the original composer


Recommended Posts

Is it Horner’s Wrath of Kahn after Jerry wasn’t asked back for Star Trek 2?


Elliot Goldenthal’s take on Batman?

 

Powell’s venture in the Star Wars universe with Solo: A Star Wars Story?

 

What are some of your favorite franchise scores NOT scored by the original composer of the series?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Obviously the first that come to my mind are

  • Solo a Star Wars Story by Powell
  • Superman II & III by Thorne
  • Aliens by Horner
  • Alien3 by Goldenthal
  • Alien: Resurrection by Frizzel
  • Ice Age 2, 3, 4 by Powell (again)
  • Batman Forever by Goldenthal (again)

I'm also a big fan of:

  • The Mummy Returns by Silvestri
  • Jurassic Park III by Davis
  • Thor: Ragnarok by Mothersbaugh
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming by Giacchino (if it counts)
  • Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan by Horner
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness by Giacchino
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes Arnold's efforts for Bond are surely worth mentioning. 

Christopher Young's score for The Fly II is great,too.

Ah and there are some excellent Young Indiana Jones Chronicles scores. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can't think of anything that hasn't already been covered! But the highlights for me are:

ALIENS (James Horner)

ALIEN 3 (Elliott Goldenthal)

SOLO (John Powell)

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (Michael Giacchino)

STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KHAN (James Horner)

TOMORROW NEVER DIES, CASINO ROYALE (David Arnold)

 

Funnily enough, it's the inverse of this topic that would be easier for me to list (sequel scores that sucked in comparison to the original, of which there is no shortage!)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Bespin said:

Harry Potter and the Cham...

 

:whistle:

William Ross did a great job scoring that movie!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Alien people and others: if every movie in the franchise was scored by a different composer, why is the one to score the first automatically branded the franchise composer when they're all on equal footing? Maybe if they all quoted material from the first score and built on it... but they don't.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

24 minutes ago, His Royal Noelness said:

 

You couldn't do a common + F to search a ONE page thread?

 

Wow. I'm gonna need you to breath. It's gonna be okay.

 

Not that I have to justify myself here but I had, actually. That's just how I chose to phrase it.

 

Chill...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Jerry Goldsmith

 

Not comepletely what this thread means, but JG "replaced" the likes of TV series regulars Sandy Courage, Fred Steiner, (aside from a few additional cues) George Duning, and Gerald Fried, in a way.

 

Star Trek III and II by James Horner

 

Star Trek IV by Leonard Rosenman

 

 

Yeah, I like it, deal with it yo. ;)

 

Star Trek VI by Eidelman

 

Not my favorite Trek score, but the themes themselves and bigger pieces are ace.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jaws 3-D

Jaws The Revenge

The Fly II

Psycho II

Psycho III

Star Trek II, III, VI

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Live And Let Die, License To Kill

Pet Sematary II

Child’s Play 2

Superman IV

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Are you asking for just scores we like that came later in a franchise (that weren't by the first composer of the franchise), or such scores that we PREFER over the original composer's score?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

41 minutes ago, Jay said:

Are you asking for just scores we like that came later in a franchise (that weren't by the first composer of the franchise), or such scores that we PREFER over the original composer's score?

 Scores that came later not by the o.g. Composer. Or ones you prefer over the original composers too if you’d like. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Harry Potter 7 and 8 by Desplat. Also Ice Age 2-4 by Powell comes to mind.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ghostbusters 2 - I've never liked Bernstein's original; Edelman's is more my thing.

JPIII - Davis provided a score that the movie didn't deserve (I like the movie, but it's still a rather silly popcorn movie).

JW:FK - along with (finally) a good recording, Gia's score has a great gothic tone which works so well, and I also happened to very much like the film.

The Mummy Returns - I find the entire score overwhelming, but it's by far the best score that this movie could've had (and I think the movie is really stupid)

Ice Age 3 - I find that this score an early example of Powell injecting a mature sound into an animated movie that we'd normally only hear in live action adventure films. Newman got off to a great start, but Powell pushed it up a level.

 

Controversial one: Prometheus. I love this score, far more than anything I've heard from any of the original Alien films. Frizzell did a good job with Resurrection, but there's something about Streitenfeld's themes and the overall tone of the score that I love.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.