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on 30 November 2011
There are good things about this. The colours of the orchestration are lovely and characterful; and John Williams is always worth hearing.
But the score is seriously lacking in memorable melodic themes. Nothing much soars, everything is hyper-active and jumpy. Of course there is more to an effective score than simply strong melodic writing, but that is one of John Williams' great talents and I think it's a pity he's chosen not to use it here.
Now it may well be that this is perfect for the movie, but it doesn't make for a score I'll be playing very often.