OK, I need some help here from people who understand movie music. Both the linked article and thus one: http://www.cinemablend.com/m/new/How-Star-Wars-Force-Awakens-Plans-Manipulate-Our-Musical-Memories-71679.html
predate the release of The Force Awakens
so they are safe, but my question arises from having finally seen the movie. So if you are one of the five people who haven't seen it yet, possible spoilers ahead....
First, let me level set the discussion. I have the musical sophistication of a third grader. I like Peter and the Wolf because instruments represent different animals. Try to keep that in mind and explain things with small words.
Okay, here we go....
I understand that John Williams was attempting to evoke the memories from the original trilogy but I felt like I was hearing the same exact music. It became unbearable in two specific scenes, the light saber duel in the forest and during the climb up the steps.
Why, with a new generation of characters, can we get something besides the same old orchestra? Why, for example, couldn't we get a hint of electric guitar to match the force awakening becoming more and more of a player in the score and coming into the full with the scene at the edge of the cliff.
Similarly why not have the music start more simply coming up the stars and have the orchestra fill in as we hit the climax at the top unifying old and new.
Am I alone in thinking that in this case the music doesn't pass muster? Did I miss something here and do I need to go back and listen again?