Category: Film Music

Soundtrack Review: The Three Musketeers (Paul Haslinger)

The Three Musketeers Paul Hasinger Rating: ** out of ***** The 2011 reboot/re-envisioning of The Three Musketeers was always destined to be an oddity, venturing as it does into the realm of steampunk and alternate realities – and idea that is admittedly entertaining, though poorly suited for an adaptation of Dumas’ classic novel. Particularly when The Three Musketeers hasn’t yet… Read more →

Score Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Hans Zimmer)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End Hans Zimmer Rating: ***** out of ***** Hans Zimmer returns to man the musical helm for the third Pirates film, and finally produces music truly worthy of the franchise, rich with bombastic power and stirring themes. If anything, the music for At World’s End picks up and improves upon the already vastly improved… Read more →

Score Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two (Alexandre Desplat)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two Alexandre Desplat Rating: ***** out of ***** The disappointing thing about Desplat’s score to Part One of the Deathly Hallows was the fact that there was no musical cohesion. Nothing particularly drew the score together under one theme or idea. There are motifs that are drawn out for us in individual cues,… Read more →

Score Review: Rango (Hans Zimmer)

Rango Hans Zimmer Rating: ** out of ***** Highly praised for the detail and realism of its rendering, Rango the film was generally well received, both by critics and audiences. I personally found the film odd, and was left feeling cold and indifferent about it. Hans Zimmer, on the other hand, has had a heavy plate for 2011, including both… Read more →