Movie scores are quite an essential part of any film. They provide the perfect ambiance to every scene, and they help build up tension or excitement. There are many distinguished music composers, like Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, and we often see their names at the end credits of movies.
There is nothing like good orchestral music to accompany every crucial scene, and these soundtracks have the ability to transport the viewers into another world. Fans from Reddit share their favorite movie scores from popular movies, and here are some of them:
The Lord Of The Rings
Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, is graced with the musical prowess of Howard Shore. His film score gave the much-needed emotion to every significant scene, from the serene moments at the Shire to the grand battle at Minas Tirith. Indeed, Shore delivered a great masterpiece.
Reddit fan SalaciousCrumb17 said that the music score in The Lord of the Rings is “an essential part of the emotional beats and world-building.” There is something about the use of woodwind instruments that makes the audience feel what it is like to be in a place like the Shire.
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Two composers worked on Pirates of the Caribbean, Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer, with the latter composing for the majority of the films. Nothing is more epic than swinging swords to the rhythm of pirate-vibe movie scores.
Lord_Boborch of Reddit said, “It’s unrelentingly epic, and I think Will and Elizabeth’s theme is an all-time great. The maelstrom battle is a masterpiece, with all the themes and motifs from the last three films coming together to coalesce and climax.” Truer words have never been spoken.
Man Of Steel
Zack Snyder’s take on Superman in Man of Steel exudes a darker, more serious tone. Many fans loved the twist, yet some find it lacking in depth. Despite so, the audience loved Hans Zimmer’s music.
Reddit user trylobyte said, “I love the dichotomy between the spacey-dramatic alien sci-fi sound and the country folk marching drums, soft piano, pedal steel guitar sound. It was perfect for Clark Kent/Superman – a man of two worlds.” Indeed, two different personas need two different atmospheres.
Steve Jablonsky created the movie scores for the Transformers films, and his style is definitely distinguishable when the scenes get intense and danger is imminent. One of the most unforgettable moments in the film was when the Autobots arrived on Earth, and the ominous score started playing.
User Turok1134 from Reddit said that “they’ll probably never get the recognition they deserve just because of the rep the movies have,” and that is a sad fact. The movie scores definitely deserve an award.
John Williams is one of the most sought-after and renowned composers of all time. His work on Jurassic Park captivated audiences from its first release until its recent installment.
Dritbrukernavn of Reddit believes that “the main theme with the bugle at the start is phenomenal. Really captures the magic and wonderment of pure imagination.”