Stump Feet wrote:
GuardianGhido wrote:Bear McCreary's score is the best since Ifukube himself.
That’s going a little far don’t you think?
Definitely. I don't believe that it is. I really liked Michiru Oshima's and Takayuki Hattori's scores. Alexandre Desplat's score is good too. Bear McCreary's is good, but I like those three better. Desplat's score is more dramatic, and emphasizes the events on screen very well. It quiets down a lot to add more impact to certain scenes, differentiating it from a number of scores for the series so far. Some people dislike that, but I thought it was pretty good. His Godzilla theme and other leitmotifs fit well for Legendary's Godzilla, and I miss hearing them. The difference between the two is that Desplat focuses on building and releasing tension, while McCreary focuses on the thematics pretty strictly. I don't remember many major pauses in his score due to the pacing of the film. I wonder how the Bluray will work with his soundtrack. Are there unreleased tracks, or did some of them go unused? I'm not completely sure.
It wasn't McCreary's fault for not being quite as dramatic as Desplat's, however. The film moves too fast sometimes for the soundtrack to fully register, at least to me. The film doesn't completely let McCreary's best tracks, including his rendition of Godzilla's theme (Main Title track), resonate as they should. The chanting is a bit excessive at times, I'll admit. Finally, Serj Tankian and the Blue Oyster Cult cover didn't work for me or my family (they disliked it), and some people in the audience walked out when they heard it. That could've been that it was at the end of the film, but it's an interesting thing to note. Overall, Bear McCreary did exceptionally well, but isn't the very best.
Koichi Sugiyama is pretty much hated now for some of his remarks in the past and his political beliefs, but he puts together nice scores as well. Godzilla vs. Biollante's soundtrack was great. Bio Wars was a change of pace, as well as Godzilla's theme.