Iron Fist Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the television score Iron Fist by Trevor Morris
At a glance:
Geek Score: 73.6
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 2.3
Album Excellence: 3.9%
Iron Fist is a 2017 American superhero television series created by Scott Buck and starring Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick & Jessica Stroup. It is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and set in the Marvel universe. When Danny Rand was 10-years old, he survived a mysterious plane crash that claimed the lives of his extremely wealthy parents. Rescued by warrior monks, Danny grew up in the of city of K’un-Lun, where he endured harsh conditions, but also trained to be a fierce warrior. Years later, Danny returns home to New York, where he wants to reconnect with his past and take his rightful place at his family’s company, which is being run by his father’s former business partner. Danny hopes to restore his family legacy by defeating the people who threaten it. The score is composed by Trevor Morris.
Ever since Marvel and Netflix came upon the idea of creating a little mini universe, it was pretty great, but it’s been divisive. I loved Daredevil and Jessica Jones for example, while Luke Cage and Iron Fist didn’t live up to my expectations. Others hate Daredevil and love Luke Cage, but the fact is that they never go down well with everyone. There’s a lot of problems with Iron Fist, but it’s not all bad. The music I’m very curious about because I enjoyed it in the tv series. It was sort of minimalistic and even had some retro inspired music as well. On album, it’s going to be an entirely different listening experience. First of all, the opening titles. I didn’t like it. Granted, the music was very Daredevil, but I didn’t enjoy the visuals so it became a bit of a mess. The music is alright I guess, but it’s a theme I’ll probably never love and that’s a problem, a big problem.
Cues like ‘Bad Tea’ is more in sync with what I remember from the show, a bit of minimalism, perhaps trying to be eerie and scary, but I don’t know, it’s a bit uninspired. Maybe if you get into the mindset that the score want you to be in, sort of expecting a dash of mystery and horror and not so much in the way of themes and heroics you could enjoy it in a different way. For me it’s hard to “switch” once I’ve started listening to it. Even such a lovely moment in the series like ‘M&M Delivery’ is not lovely at all. This would be the chance to give it some proper heartfelt emotion, but instead it goes the same way as the rest of the score. It’s a strange one, and one I’m certainly not used to hearing in Morris’ music who usually come up with these excellent television scores. This wasn’t for me.
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