Monday, April 19, 2010
It bugged me all the way through the latter half of Kick-Ass. Gnawed at the back of my brain. This happens whenever I hear a piece of music score that I know I've heard somewhere else before. If I can't place it right away, I have to seriously place my mind in sense-memory mode and basically try to trance myself into remembering when I first heard it.
So it was during one of the big action scenes in Kick-Ass, where the music on the soundtrack not only reminded me of a movie I'd seen but also a trailer that used this same music that I also couldn't remember. Ain't that some shit?
I eventually remembered that the trailer in question was the one for Amelia, and a trip to Google and a serendipitous updating of the Kick-Ass wikipedia page ultimately gave me the answer: Sunshine! The Danny Boyle "let's got into space and ignite the sun!" adventure.
What is it about this movie? I love so many things about it -- the score, the visuals, the actors. I think I love everything but the story, which always ends up disappointing me. Regardless, it's been re-inserting itself into my life lately. I'll catch it late night on cable, or I'll realize that that weird temple guy from Lost played the captain here. Now I've been moved to download the soundtrack to the movie, which seriously, give it a listen. John Murphy (who also did the scores for Boyle's 28 Days Later and its subsequent sequel) needs to be a much more famous composer.