Which score was better?

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Roadtrack, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Roadtrack

    Roadtrack Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Posts:
    523
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +0
    I think the first movie had a better movie score. This one had some good songs too, but it didn't grab me as much. What do you think?
     
  2. Acid Wing

    Acid Wing Senior Alien TF Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Posts:
    4,525
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +8
    I still prefer movie 1's score, which has more memorable, varied, and unique themes and pieces compared to ROTF's IMO.
     
  3. hellrasinbrasin

    hellrasinbrasin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Posts:
    5,754
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +19
    The 1st Soundtrack was almost solid through n through
    The 2nd Soundtrack was more Liquid than Solid which is not too say there wern't any good tracks their were its just that the majority of the score only
    worked on screen not off
     
  4. cnic

    cnic Decepticon

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Posts:
    1,257
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    I liked when the Decepticons were up 20 something to 10 and how the Autobots came back and won at the end! Oh, wait, you're talking about Music Score! I liked the first movie's better!
     
  5. RodimusORIG

    RodimusORIG New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    Posts:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Likes:
    +0
    defiantly the first one.. arrival to earth is the best song even.. and i also love scorponok
     
  6. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Posts:
    10,563
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +31
    First one was much better..more songs, more distinct themes. Second one has some okay tunes, but most of them are weaker variations or mixes using old tunes.

    And as much as Infinite White sounds beautiful, it's a rip from a song from Gladiator. Which is pretty much the problem with Hans Zimmer and most of his students (like Steve Jablonsky) in a nutshell: they rely on reused material, by themselves or by others and simple tunes way too often.

    I still listen to the ROTF score right now, though. It's not bad to listen to, but it's only fair that we point out these problems.
     
  7. cnic

    cnic Decepticon

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Posts:
    1,257
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    scorponok is the shit! I have that for my mobile phone ringtone.
     
  8. Witwicky Camaro

    Witwicky Camaro Sabbatical Is Required

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Posts:
    1,945
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +1
    Transformers: The Score is still my favorite and do think it is the Superior Score overall, but Revenge of the Fallen: The Score also is an amazing score as well. I think the big problem with the one manufactured and released to the public is that is way too short, in both the tracklisting (TF2 - 14 vs. TF1 - 20) and the length of the CD Overall (TF2 -43:53 vs. TF1 - 59:57).

    Just as the songs starts to build and becomes grander and grander, the song deflates into nothing. Also I thought the use of the Vocalists were too brief, just as they get started they end immediately afterward (with the exception of "Infinite White" and "Matrix of Leadership"). The longest tracks on ROTF: The Score are "The Fallen (4:03)" and "Heed Our Warning (4:26)", the rest don't go over three or two minutes long. At the very least the tracks on Transformers: The Score varied in length.

    Long Story Short:

    Transformers: The Score - 5/5
    Transfomers Revenge of the Fallen: The Score - 4/5
     
  9. TIE Bomber

    TIE Bomber Banned

    Joined:
    May 9, 2009
    Posts:
    408
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    The 1st is better.

    The 2nd is kinda slow & boring except for "Nest" & "The Matrix Of Leadership".
     
  10. Jingoku

    Jingoku Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Posts:
    210
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +1
    Heh, I just wanted to say the same. I like the "NEST" and "Matrix of Leadership" score, but none of the rest is as memorable that the score of the first Movie.
     
  11. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Posts:
    13,284
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Location:
    Cygnus X-1 (ya bish)
    Likes:
    +6
    I say the first movie had a better score.
     
  12. SPECTER

    SPECTER Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Posts:
    108
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    Hard to choose, my overall favorite track is Scorponok so I guess 1's; Scorponok, Arrival to Earth, Cube, No Sacrifice, Decepticon

    but 2 had some great ones to; NEST, Shard, Matrix, Forest
     
  13. Lbsammills51

    Lbsammills51 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2008
    Posts:
    13,491
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Alta Loma, CA
    Likes:
    +105
    Ebay:
    You summed up some of my own feelings on the score. I love the second one, but yeah the first film's score stands out more to me still. The second one feels too short; I don't mind that some music from the first one was reused (since I liked it so much, why not?). If anything I wish some of the reused parts lasted longer, but with new pieces added to the individual song so it ends up a remix or just a different take or something.

    I also agree with another person's post that one song did sound like they brought Enya in to do the vocals, or whoever it was that was part of Gladiator.
     
  14. Witwicky Camaro

    Witwicky Camaro Sabbatical Is Required

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Posts:
    1,945
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +1
    I think the Vocalist's name is Lisbeth Scott. She's provided vocals on most of Harry Gregson-Williams' scores (Notably, The Chronicles of Narnia & X-Men Origins); I.E., she works alot with Romote Control Productions.
     
  15. Lbsammills51

    Lbsammills51 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2008
    Posts:
    13,491
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Alta Loma, CA
    Likes:
    +105
    Ebay:
    Ah I see, cool. Thanks for the info!
     
  16. rapid_fire

    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Posts:
    3,616
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +57
    I sing the first ones all the time lol

    the music that plays when scorponok is attacking, and the other one that kinda sounds the same but moves up and down in pitch (hard to explain, and I can't remember where exactly it plays)
     
  17. Soundatron

    Soundatron A Blight Upon The Land

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Posts:
    991
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    There's nothing here that I cannot disagree with. I am enjoying ROTF very much though because I burnt myself out on the first score.
    I love every track and do wish there was more use of vocals and the songs were longer. I don't care what genre it is I hate short songs.
     
  18. Starscreamer95

    Starscreamer95 'Civil' Nintendo Fanboy

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Posts:
    9,205
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +7
    ROTF, some chilling things in it.
     
  19. Soundatron

    Soundatron A Blight Upon The Land

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Posts:
    991
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0

    Oh yes, like The Fallen. In addition, all the songs with the vocals in it give me shivers. Everytime I hear it makes me think of Prime's death and makes me sad too lol. Score 1 didn't hit that note for me.
     
  20. Bayless

    Bayless Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Posts:
    463
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    if we're talking what was heard in the film. i prefer the first mainly just cuz i got really quickly tired of how many times they played that damn Green Day song in the second movie lol
    idk... im really liking the second score a lot. its short but solid. the first one repeated certain themes a bit too often.
     

Share This Page