Jan
27
2015

I have an unanswered question about Superman theme music that maddens me.

It’s basically this: this is the only correct Superman theme music. Shush: science has proved it.

We did not get this theme music for Superman Returns (which I thought was otherwise an excellent attempt to pretend that Superman III never actually happened*) of Man of Steel (which I couldn’t manage to finish).  …OK. Fine. Must be a licensing problem…

except that my eldest is playing LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes this very moment and the proper theme music plays every time he has Superman flying around.  What gives, here? Why can we not have proper Superman theme music for the adult movies? – Because I don’t want to hear your attempt to vanquish John Williams, sir or madam: I already know that it will fail.

Moe Lane

PS: And don’t get me started on how bad the Wonder Woman movie theme music will be. If it’s not this:

…it’s going to suck, suck, suck.

PPS: NOW GET OFF OF MY LAWN!

*THERE WAS NO SUPERMAN IV MOVIE. It was all a Commie sleeper cell disinformation plot.

7 Comments

  • Christine says:

    In Lego Batman 3, the proper theme plays for Wonder Woman too….

  • Mikey NTH says:

    Thank you Linda Carter for making Wonder Woman live in those elementary school days. Or as I thought then – “wow….”

    ‘Dress up like Wonder Woman, tie me up with your Golden Lariat and make me tell the truth?’ – Professor Barbay*

    *Classical reference. Not exact quote.

    • Aruges says:

      These days she’s the wife of a Zenimax bigwig and cuts voice work for Bethesda games. She did a few characters in Skyrim.

      • Mikey NTH says:

        Yes. However I have very green memories of Linda Carter as Wonder Woman and I plan to keep those memories unspoiled.
        N.B.: This thing is all about me. Back in the day of playing Star Fleet Battles I would dream of her in a Star Fleet uniform.

        Stop laughing. That is so rude.

  • Luke says:

    The movies are seeking to “reinvent” the characters, or put a new director’s “spin” on the material. So the directors don’t WANT the musical hook to stay consistent. To do so would be a violation of the differentiation they’re trying to achieve.
    The games are seeking to evoke nostalgia, be fun, and wallow in the pulpness of it all, so you better believe they’re going to use the hook. Every chance they get. (Besides, they aren’t going to lose sleep over bits of Lego Batman being confused with Lego Batman 2. The same studio, with almost entirely the same people, made both of them.)

  • Jeffstag says:

    I would also argue for there being only one true Spiderman theme (NOT the Electric Company theme, don’t even think it). As for Batman, well, much as I love it, I guess I can let the Batman ’66 theme go.

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