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Daredevil by John Paesano (Review)

posted May 13, 2015, 6:10 AM by Leo Mayr

While Marvel‘s superhero action movies are more popular than ever, its television series sector is only just at its beginning. Daredevil returns to live action after a less successful movie a couple of years ago. This Netflix series is a reboot for the character and with it comes new composer John Paesano after a rather successful score for The Maze Runner.

Paesano does a great job at creating his own take on the superhero genre with a suspenseful current. That develops into the heroic main theme that really bursts into an intense climax right at the end of “Daredevil“. Paesano‘s outstanding action writing returns in tracks like “Hallway Fight“, only this time with added electronics that in some places remind me a lot of Harry Gregson-Williams‘s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Paesano does an excellent job at creating themes for this superhero score, and sustaining a main theme throughout. The score really sets its own identity while still feeling right for a superhero adaptation. There is a lot of great intense action and a stunning central theme to connect the narrative all the way through/

I did not expect much from the score to this Netflix series, but Paesano has really proven me wrong. This score is a perfect example for a superhero score that while remaining faithful to what it is still feels fresh and new. Paesano proves once again that he has the potential for an impressive career as a composer and I am excited to hear his next music.