Star Trek Into Darkness

August 10, 2013 - Comment

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Dave Ream says:

Great, but beware: CD does not include End Titles music Giacchino’s score for Into Darkness is one of the things about this movie that are noticeably better than the 2009 production. But WOW: the music that plays during the End Titles, which I’ve enjoyed both times I’ve watched the movie in a theatre, is missing entirely from this CD. Instead, we have “Star Trek Main Theme” which is labeled as containing music from the original series, but really only contains the opening bars of that Alexander Courage theme. I assume that Varese was unwilling to pay royalties for the full Alexander Courage theme, which Giacchino integrated and arranged beautifully. Well, we should all cry “FOUL” — especially Mr. Giacchino, who obviously takes great care in threading original franchise themes into his original work (no one has ever done it better). I would choose this CD in a heartbeat over the 2009 soundtrack album because the music has more range of feeling and I like the new. But I’m very disappointed at the unconventional decision not to include the…

Jon Broxton says:

Boldly Going NOTE: There are plot spoilers in this review that were unavoidable as I wanted to sensibly talk about the music and its context within, and impact upon, the film, If you haven’t seen the film yet, I might suggest waiting to read this until you have.The second of director J.J. Abrams’ newly-revamped “alternate timeline” Star Trek movies is Star Trek Into Darkness, one of the most anticipated films of the early summer months of 2013. Set one year after the events of the last Star Trek film, Into Darkness finds Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise – First Officer Spock (Zachary Quinto), Chief Medical Officer Bones McCoy (Karl Urban), Chief Engineer Scott (Simon Pegg), Navigation Officer Sulu (John Cho), Communications Officer Uhura (Zoe Saldana) and Ensign Chekov (Anton Yelchin) – on a mission to observe a primitive humanoid race on a distant planet. When one of the crew members finds his life in jeopardy Kirk is forced to violate the…

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