Enemy Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Enemy by Daniel Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans.
At a glance:
56 minutes of score
Geek Score: 33.3
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 0
Album Excellence: 0%
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Enemy is the new movie fro “Prisoners” director Denis Villeneuve who seems to change composers every time he directs a movie, but judging by “Prisoners” who was scored by Johann Johannsson and this one scored by Daniel Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans, the music doesn’t seem like his strong suit. Yes, it’s different from “Prisoners” which was basically an ambient and moody wall of noise, but I still get that feeling of getting bored really fast.
The opening cue ‘The Dark Room’ is very moody and dark, but it’s not great. It doesn’t have a theme, and it doesn’t even attempt to make it exciting in any way and yet this is probably the best cue on the score. The whole score is like that, just even worse. If you thought “Prisoners” was an uninspired mess, then this is taking it a notch or five further down. It’s a shame really, because his movies are usually very good, excellent even. You could argue that the movies are so great that great music isn’t needed. Perhaps, but then why are these scores released to the general market? I am playing devil’s advocate here because I want these scores to be released, in fact I want every score to every movie released, no matter how good or bad they are. I’m just saying that with so much great music that is unreleased never seeing the light of day, can we at least prioritize? This is the kind of score that I don’t see me enjoying in any capacity in the future either.