Does the soundtrack influence your opinion of a film?

surreptitious surreptitious
I find that soundtracks can easily improve my opinion of a great film (How to Train Your Dragon), or make me fall truly in love with a movie that I like (August Rush), but they can't do much of anything to salvage a crap movie (Gridlock'd). And, of course, it all depends on my opinion of the film, so if you're a secret Gridlock'd fan, don't hunt me down.

What about you guys? Do you even consciously notice the music? I have some friends who've never once stopped and thought to themselves "wow, this is fantastic musical accompaniment," but it's a big part of the film experience for me.
03/13/2013
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Silverwinds Silverwinds
Yup! The music definitely influences my opinion of the movie. Megamind for example was full of awesome rock music, and I was just like, Awww Yeah! Wreckit Ralph had some cool stuff too. And if y'all have seen the Hobbit, which if you haven't you're a monster, that movie had one tune that was used over and over, but in different context. I just love music and movies in general.
03/13/2013
Sera26 Sera26
I agree with you. It can't fix a movie but it can definitely enhance it.
03/13/2013
Sammi Sammi
They can help it, or hurt it. I was watching one of the offbeat John Travolta movies once, and the worst song I ever heard (or close to it) played for a long sequence, and totally ruined it.
03/13/2013
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Now here's an interesting topic... =)
The soundtrack does set the tone of the movie in a big way, now that I think about it.
I know a few of my favorite movies would have been absolutely terrible with a change in the music.

I suppose given that, music does affect my opinion of a movie.
^_^
03/14/2013
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Yes. If a soundtrack is all pop hits or classic rock, it's nothing special and just a chance for money making.

Now, if there's a score or all original music, Heck yeah!
03/14/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
This was coincidental timing; my boyfriend and I were just talking about this the other night. We had watched a few movies with the most awkward music. It didn't necessarily change our opinions of the movie, but it was definitely weird.
03/15/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
It can help or hurt, though it's not the main thing I look for
03/15/2013
GONE! GONE!
It definitely improves my overall opinion if the soundtrack is great.
03/16/2013
gozkwaby gozkwaby
The plot is why I see the movie in the first place, but the soundtrack is what keeps me watching.
03/23/2013
karenm karenm
Sometimes, but usually it just makes me like a movie more if I liked it in the first place.
03/23/2013
Aubrey M Aubrey M
Quote:
Originally posted by surreptitious
I find that soundtracks can easily improve my opinion of a great film (How to Train Your Dragon), or make me fall truly in love with a movie that I like (August Rush), but they can't do much of anything to salvage a crap movie (Gridlock'd). ... More
Yes! The soundtrack heightens my perception of the movie quite a bit! It makes a powerful scene that much more moving, and in my opinion without a good soundtrack even a well written and acted film will come across as a little flat.
03/23/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
Sometimes overly cheesy hollywood scores get in the way for me. If it feels too obviously manipulative, I make like the film slightly less for it. I think musical scores get overdone.
03/23/2013
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