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Venom
(2018)
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Composed and Produced by:
Ludwig Göransson

Co-Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Edward Trybek

Co-Conducted by:
Jasper Randall

Co-Orchestrated by:
Henri Wilkinson
Jonathan Beard
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Classical
(October 5th, 2018)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you need musical inspiration to fuel your next violent rampage, because there's practically no redemption in this brazenly nasty and brutal score.

Avoid it... if you reject abrasively manipulated music of glorified brutality that may have intelligent structure but is overwhelmed by unnecessarily vicious malice in its rendering.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,910
WRITTEN 11/9/18
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Venom: (Ludwig Göransson) Thanks to Sony's somewhat orphaned initial ownership of the "Spider-Man" character and its related concepts on screen, the franchise involving that realm has been rather incoherent in its reboots, finally merging with the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe in the late 2010's but struggling to develop its properties with the same success as the competing "X-Men" concept. Although the Spider-Man villain Venom was introduced in 2007's Spider-Man 3, Sony sought for years to spin the character off into its own films, and that incarnation of nastiness was realized with 2018's Venom. Perhaps the meanest and most senseless entry in the MCU, this movie contains no real hero, understandably, the anti-hero and even worse villains conveying violence for the sake of violence and hoping that the element of coolness that comes from raw aggression can carry the day. It didn't accomplish that goal for critics, as the film was soundly panned, but audiences still rewarded Venom with enough box office prowess to guarantee sequel plans. A character origin story, Venom explores how evil, off-world symbiotes infiltrate humanity in search of hosts, and journalist Eddie Brock becomes the unwilling recipient of the lone-surviving symbiote of those that came to Earth from a passing comet. These symbiotes typically kill their hosts, turning them into homicidal monsters in the process. Without the balancing of the concept with Spider-Man, the world of Venom alone is depressingly morbid and brutal, yielding a story that will dissatisfy anyone with evolved empathy for humanity. The music for Venom only exacerbates the unattractively bad attitude of the film's story, Eminem's song, "Venom," containing more aggressively aggrieved usage of the word "fuck" than any same person would want to tabulate. Swedish musician Ludwig Göransson, fresh off his acclaimed contribution to Black Panther, re-enters the super-hero/super-villain genre because of his past collaboration with director Ruben Fleischer, and he supplies an expectedly malevolent, loathsome, and unappetizing original score appropriate for the topic. Nothing from Christopher Young's solid material for the character in 2007 survives.



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Average: 1.98 Stars
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Why would this music have empathy?   Expand >>
xtald00d - November 10, 2018, at 2:25 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 55:29
• 1. Space Exploration (4:23)
• 2. Symbiotes Arrive (2:03)
• 3. First Contact (3:29)
• 4. Eddie's Blues (4:50)
• 5. Run, Eddie, Run (1:47)
• 6. What's Wrong With Me (2:33)
• 7. Panic at the Bistro (1:23)
• 8. Humans... Such Poor Design (2:55)
• 9. Self Defense (3:38)
• 10. Pedal to the Metal (3:50)
• 11. Eyes, Lungs, Pancreas (2:45)
• 12. You Want Up? (1:40)
• 13. Venom Rampage (3:03)
• 14. Annie, I'm Scared (1:47)
• 15. Parasite (2:57)
• 16. Unexpected Ally (0:51)
• 17. Battle on the Launch Pad (8:18)
• 18. You Belong With Us (3:09)

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The insert includes a list of performers but no extra information about the score or film.
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