Two recent videos on film music make nice companion pieces and cry out for more commentary.
1) Tony Zhou (Every Frame a Painting) recently put up a video about bleh music in blockbuster films. The video is ostensibly about Marvel Universe music, but Zhou really means big budget action movies from the past decade or so.
2) Dan Golding has responded. He extends his thoughts to film music in general.
I’ll address each of these and see if they can be reconciled.