Much Ado About Nothing Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Much Ado About Nothing by Joss Whedon.
I love Joss Whedon! I am not putting it mildly when I say the man is a freaking genius. Everything he touches turns to gold in my eyes when it comes to writing. I have been a huge fan ever since Buffy The Vampire Slayer the TV series. He has translated his brilliance into movies such as The Avengers and here comes his vision or version of the timeless classic “Much Ado About Nothing” featuring his favorite cast members. What is surprising is that he is composing the score himself. I knew he was talented, but wow. Not a lot of people can write, direct and compose so kudos! However, after listening to the score I’d say that even Joss Whedon has his weaknesses.
The score is listenable and works fine, it’s just that as a standalone listen it’s just nothing that excites me. Everything screams average about this score, from the opening piano theme in ‘Main Title’ to the ending string and piano cue ‘Last Dance’. Ok, the last cue is one of the better ones. It seems to have a very nice theme, but it all ends too fast. There are 32 cues here and most of the cues are ridiculously short, around 0:30 each. There are some longer ones, if you can call 2 minutes a long time. Still, nothing seems to grab me, except perhaps ‘Left For Dead’ and ‘I Am Engaged’ that at least have some weight to them.
Joss, stick to your writing and directing please and don’t worry, you are still a genius in my eyes. Scoring is perhaps not in his forte, but at least he failed fast to get on with what’s really working.
GEEK SCORE: 59.3