DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow Season 1 Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the television score DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow Season 1 by Blake Neely.
At a glance:
Geek Score: 79.2
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 6.7
Album Excellence: 8.7%
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow is a 2015 American action-adventure television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kresiberg, Phil Klemmer and starring Victor Garber, Brandon Routh & Arthur Darvill. "Arrow" and "The Flash" have some new superhero company in the CW’s lineup with the addition of "DC’s Legends of Tomorrow." After seeing what doom the future holds, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter realizes heroes alone are not enough to prevent the impending catastrophe that threatens not only the planet, but all of time itself. Tasked with recruiting both heroes and villains, Rip brings together a ragtag team of divergent talents, which includes the likes of Sara Lance, Ray Palmer, and Heat Wave. The score is composed by Blake Neely.
With Neely scoring, Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl, it was only natural he got the gig for the Arrow/Flash spinoff series Legends Of Tomorrow. They all have their identities, but this could be the most exciting one yet due to the number of "heroes". It’s like a mini-avengers so it should have some fun and hopefully some very nice themes. The score opens with ‘London 2166 / Set A Course’ and here we start in the future. This series has a time travel element at it’s core the music will hopefully reflect that. This cue is futuristic enough, you can hear traces of Zoom in the music, but other than that, it’s not so familiar. It’s a bit bland, but there’s heroics in the end. ‘You Are Legends’ is focusing on our "legends" or heroes if you will. It’s a bit slow, but there are definitie elements of what should be there like a hero’s theme, maybe that’s the theme for the whole squad. It’s not great, but good enough.
‘Boarding The Waverider / Back In Time’ is about traveling in time, back to the past. It’s good, but again, I’m struggling a bit with this score. It obviously has the heroics down, it wants to be that, but it always leaves me hanging, wanting more. The first cue I really loved is ‘Destinies’. It is calming and it has a nice theme, heroic but not over the top. This makes more sense to me in the long run. Strangely despite all these heroes (and villains), I feel it’s the hardest score (so far) to tie down to some kind of identity. What I recognize is some music from Flash and some from Arrow, but overall, the new music doesn’t really grab me.
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