Zack Snyder’s long-awaited and long discussed (will it be awesome, given Christopher Nolan’s involvement, or just another two-hour chunk of Snyder lovingly slathering everything he shoots in superficial CGI?) Man of Steel is finally getting its official release this week. As such, it’s time to begin dissecting every tiny portion of the released film because, hey, what else are we going to do?
Now that the Man of Steel’s score is officially streaming (courtesy of Spotify, via /Film), you can judge for yourself whether or not it’s worthy of soundtracking the boy in blue punching things really hard. Is it as magisterial and perfectly epic as the original Superman cinematic themes written by John Williams? Of course not, but no one was really expecting that. Rather, it’s a quintessential late-period Hans Zimmer action soundtrack—ethereal pianos and soundscapes sharing space with blaringly loud and metallic percussion and booming chorales, landing somewhere between The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises in terms of sound.
There also doesn’t seem to be any unifying “theme song” for Superman here, though the mouthful of a final song, “What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?”, comes the closest.
What do you think of the Man of Steel score?