It's Not the Years. It's the Mileage.
Review by Christopher Coleman
JOHN WILLIAMS still is, and will likely ever be, "the maestro," but there's no denying his style has continued to evolve since his classic, symphonic scores from late-seventies and early-eighties. For myself, and perhaps a few others who were raised on Williams and his unforgettable works for Steven Spielberg and George Lucas might agree, it's hard to say that the latter-day-Williams is as "fun" to listen to. When it came to the prequel trilogy of the STAR WARS saga, those expecting the same musical magic found in the original trilogy, were, to varying degrees, let down. The same magic just wasn't there. It may be that it was an impossible, self-created, standard for John Williams to live up to. Whether it was by Williams' choice, Lucas', or some combination,...the musical experience of the Star Wars prequel trilogy just didn't live up to first three. Now, with this INDIANA JONES revival, we are faced with the same issue. There's no question as to whether Williams would be able deliver a decent score for THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, but rather would he rise up to the level of quality and deliver flat-out, iconic, film music once again.
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