We Are Rich - Thomas Wander, Harald Kloser - Independence Day Resurgence
Label: Sony Classical - 88985329312 • Format: CD Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack
Original Review by Jonathan Broxton. Independence Day: Resurgence is the sequel to the sci-fi disaster movie classic Independence Day, and sees director Roland Emmerich returning to the genre that made his name, him having spent much of the last decade trying to prove himself as a serious filmmaker in other arenas, with varying degrees of success.
When the alien forces return to Earth, this time with bigger and more powerful weaponry, and attempt to conquer the planet for a second time, all are called into action to face this new, even more terrifying threat to humanity. The original Independence Day is not a good film, by any stretch of the imagination.
The dialogue is clunky, the acting is hammy, and some of the plot holes are big enough to pilot a spacecraft through, but what it did have was spectacle, heart, and buckets of good, old fashioned fun. Arnold wrote the best score of his career to date, and one of the best scores of Ungodly - Farout - Universal Logic entire decade, for Independence Day, adding a level of energy, excitement, emotional release, and flag-waving patriotism that has not been replicated since.
Such is the case again with Independence Day: Resurgence. Wander and Kloser have always been, for me, surface-level composers, technically competent enough to get the job done, but who never provide anything more satisfying than that in terms of thematic content, emotional nuance, or compositional excellence. They We Are Rich - Thomas Wander a big orchestra, a choir, electronics, and all the bells and whistles that most composers have at their disposal these days, but their scores are instantly forgettable.
Unfortunately, I have the feeling that Independence Day: Resurgence will be exactly the same. It sounds like a dozen other noble-patriotic themes from a dozen other films, without anything distinctive to make it stand out from the crowd.
Clever touches in the orchestration, done purely at the whim of the composer to amuse him or herself, are things that can really elevate a score for me, and as such the comparative lack of ambition shown by Wander and Kloser in this regard is typical of the score as a whole. Only occasionally do Wander and Kloser make any attempt at real, exciting action music. As good as these cues are, they are very much the exception rather than the rule, rendering far too much of the score inert and in need of an injection of adrenaline.
Compare the orchestrations here to the intricate and interesting arrangements that Nicholas Dodd brought to bear. Taken on its own terms, parts of Independence Day: Resurgence are enjoyable enough. Some of the action music is compelling, and the main theme enjoys Harald Kloser - Independence Day Resurgence few moments where it rises to the fore and spreads its valiant wings. Unfortunately, for far too much of its running time, the score is forgettable, Indifference (Live With Ben Harper) - Pearl Jam - Angry Love Vol.
4, and — shockingly, for a film of this nature — quite dull. Again, I fully acknowledge that it was highly unlikely that any score would come close to surpassing the original masterpiece, and to judge it on those terms may be a little unfair, but for it to be this inferior is disappointing in the extreme. Music composed by Thomas Wander and Harald Kloser. Conducted by Tim Davies. Additional music by Thomas Schobel. Original Independence Day themes by David Arnold.
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