Ed A. wrote:So because you saw it at a theater with a subpar soundsystem with the speakers blowing up 6 times, it's the fault of the music? If the sound system sucks, then how do know it's "badly recorded, horribly mastered"? I heard it on my monitors and it sounded great, the soundtrack added a lot to the feel of the movie.
And if there are "moments" where it's good, then how can it be "total garbage" ? You're a better judge than Hans Zimmer and the entire audio production crew for the film? That's the epitome of arrogance.
It's was a brand new theatre, I could hardly blame the theatre. The rest of the movie sounded not overtly loud, it was definitely due to the way they mixed and mastered the soundtrack, period. Music is almost entirely a subjective experience, especially everything out of the realms of classical and jazz. In my opinion almost all music has some redeeming value, but overall the soundtrack was awful, especially when compared to the original.
You can disagree, that's your right, but to me Zimmer is mostly a subpar composer, so citing him as some epitome of standards doesn't work here. Do you seriously think it's arrogant to not like the mix, composition or mastering of some established musician or another because of their credentials? That's to me the epitome of arrogance in a supplicatory kowtowing to authority way.