FIRST IMPRESSIONS “Spider-Man Homecoming” Score by Michael Giacchino
Movies , Soundtracks / June 28, 2017

After some terrific work on both Doctor Strange and the Marvel Studios fanfare, Michael Giacchino returns to the MCU to deliver the score for Sony’s ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ directed by Jon Watts. The movie is a lot of fun and the best iteration of Spider-Man on the big screen. It is a real treat for Marvel fans. Here are first impression thoughts on Giacchino’s music. This is one of the MCU’s best scores! Giacchino’s Spider-Man theme is among the most memorable of the MCU. It’s the kind of theme where casual fans’ll hum it out of the theater. The theme is heard frequently all throughout the movie in a variety of styles including heroic, adventurous, soft, and playfully. It is even heard during the IMAX intro, showing that Marvel may be finally learning how to promote their music and themes right. It even gets a cool rendition through the end credits with lots of varied instrument styles, like what he did with Doctor Strange. Some of my favorite music from the movie was the plucky staccato version of the new SpiderMan theme when Peter is just being a teenager. Besides the theme for Spider-Man / Peter Parker, there are a few…

Reviews / June 1, 2017

Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe has finally produced a good, solid movie. It has taken four movies over four years, but ‘Wonder Woman’ has broken the mold to be an adventure for audiences, fans, and critics to all enjoy. DC has taken a step back to focusing on plot and character in order to craft a grounded story separate from their past three attempts. Despite it not being perfect, this first modern female superhero film is inspiring, engaging, and a great improvement from the numb grittiness of DC’s universe. ‘Wonder Woman’ takes us back to her origins as a young goddess living with the Amazons and then joining a spy for the British to help end World War I and defeat Aries, the god of war. This change of setting helps to make this distinct from DC’s other installments and keeps it fresh, bright, and colorful. The “World War setting as an origin for a superhero prequel movie preparing for an upcoming major team up film” can make it seem from afar like it is similar to the first Captain America movie The movie does have typical prequel issues since we know that Wonder Woman won’t die and we can…