To all Canadian readers: happy Victoria Day! Because who doesn't love a long weekend?
To all soundtrack enthusiasts: happy Music Monday!
"Rescue" from The Death Cure
Composed by John Paesano
Yesterday, I pondered what song I should showcase today. Seeing as I watched The Death Cure for the second time yesterday--and once again noticed its soundtrack throughout--I figured it would be fitting to choose a track from there.
This is the opening song, and man! What an epic track! The whole scene was epic. Actually, the whole movie was epic! Such a solid trilogy. While James Dashner had great ideas, his execution was subpar. The films took his ideas and presented them in a cohesive manner, breathing life into his characters and--
Sorry, I'm getting off-track (pun intended). Once I've finished the books, I'll have to do a comparison between them and the movies. Back to the song!
When I watched this at the theater, the instant the music kicked into gear, I was hooked. I knew this movie was going to be an excellent one. And it was; plus, it made me cry more than any other film has. I have come to realize over the course of the trilogy that Paesano is a master at his craft. His music added to the creepiness, the action, the emotion . . . He seems to be a bit of an underrated composer, but he's really good!
And is it just me, or are there some moments in this particular song that give off a bit of a Fury Road vibe? Speaking of which, I gotta present a song from there in the near future.
Oh, look at me. I'm getting distracted again. Well, might as well end here, since I want to go for a walk in the beautiful, warm sunshine. Thanks for tuning in today, folks!
What'd you think of the song? Was it epic enough for your tastes? Have you seen the movie? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Do you have a preference between the books and the films?