Selasa, November 05, 2013

Real Steel

Bertahun-tahun yang lalu, tepatnya November 2011, situs FSM me-review soundtrack Real Steel dan memberi rating 3,5. Berikut kutipannya:
Danny Elfman’s score seamlessly combines rock, orchestral and choral elements to create a unique sonic atmosphere for the film. A bold, triumphant theme featuring brass, strings and rhythm section (with former Nine Inch Nails drummer Josh Freese on drums) introduces itself in the album’s opening cue (“Charlie Trains Atom”). This piece of music doesn’t appear until well into the film, but certainly helps shape the disc from the start. Driving, upbeat pop features prominently in cues such as “On the Move” and “Into the Zoo,” while percussive suspense leads to a tender and uplifting conclusion when Max discovers Atom (“Meet Atom”). Dramatic rock mixed with orchestra kicks in during Atom’s training for his first fight (“Atom Versus Twin Cities”), and in the opening moments before the fight begins (“Twin Cities Intro”).
Elfman provides a gentle touch for the film’s more intimate scenes in cues such as “For a Kiss” and “Bonding,” blending acoustic guitar, piano, woodwinds, strings and choir. Some of the score’s most poignant moments take place when Charlie must send Max back to his custodial parents (“You Deserve Better”). Guest vocalist Poe contributes on two acoustic cues (“Why We’re Here” and “Parkway Motel”).
The scoring becomes more intense for the film’s fight sequences, combining rock elements with the orchestra to provide an exciting soundscape for the action, primarily in tracks like “This Is a Brawl,” and for the final fight, “Final Round.” The last cue, “The People’s Champion,” wraps everything up with a climactic re-statement of the main theme. Elfman’s score is a terrific mix of tense action, emotional drama, and heroic excitement, and provides an excellent accompaniment to the film, especially when you can hear it underneath the clanging of metal robot fists.
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