So here's a question for you:
"Can you sing or hum a song from any of the Star Wars movies?"
The answer's a resounding "yes", right?
Well here's another question:
"Can you sing or hum a song from any of the Marvel movies?"
Now you're probably blanking out right about now. And that's too bad.
You see, since the dawn of cinema, one thing has always accompanied the motion that's taking place within the borders of the screen: music. Even back when movies were "silent", they only meant silent in that none of the people in it could talk. As the wacky mishaps and adventures of Chaplin went about, the film always had a solid giddy tune going along with it which brought about the overall tone the film is trying to set. Which is fun and humor.
A strong score has always gone hand in hand with setting the vibe for movies and more often than not, actually play a vital role towards making the movie more memorable, and most of all, determining whether its emotional beats hit or miss. In other words, if that movie is any good at all. As for the Marvel movies, yeah, they do possess competent enough music, but they just play it way too safe in that it is impossible to actually recall any of the original score that's actually in their films. I mean, I'm not going out on a limb when I say that almost none of the pieces from any of their movies' scores are memorable, right? There are a very few exceptions of course. Off the top of my head, the Avengers theme comes to mind. But even then, I can only recognize it when I actually start hearing it. Which you can listen here, by the way, just in case you've gotten curious as well.
Now, I am not saying that the movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe aren't any good at all. Far from that, actually. My whole point is basically....in that they could be doing soooo much better if they only took some risks every now and then and actually push the musical envelope. I am quite sure having more noteworthy and memorable music would just take their movies up another level. Which is what makes me kinda upset about it, really. Because I'm pretty certain nothing much is gonna change even in the future movies. And it's pretty understandable as well, because why would you mess with something that's already raking in billions? I know I wouldn't. But I digress.
Now, to really drive home the point that I'm trying to get across with this post, please do check out the fantastic video made by one of my favorite Youtubers, Every Frame A Painting. Be sure to subscribe to his channel as well if you like what you see because it's just filled with great content like that. Most are a definite must-watch if you have even the tiniest bit of interest when it comes to movies in general.
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