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The Hero Of Color City by Zoë Poledouris-Roché & Angel Roché Jr. (Review)

posted Oct 27, 2014, 9:25 AM by Leo Mayr   [ updated Oct 30, 2014, 2:59 PM ]

Well... How do I start? There have always been scores that were focused on a certain group of people, so not everyone really likes them. As is Zoë Poledouris-Roché and Angel Roché Jr.‘s score to The Hero Of Color City. This score really is meant for 2-4 year olds and since people at that young age don‘t criticize a score for its lack of emotions or development, this score does not either. I see, that this is a kids movie (well, I haven‘t actually seen the movie and I will charge anyone with psychological abuse that forces me to do so) but there have been absoluteley stunning scores for kids movies. Brian Tyler‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just feels like a proper action score and not like something that would accompany 3 year olds chewing on crayons (heh, the movie is about crayons...). Mark Mothersbaugh went in a completeley different direction for his score to The Lego Movie and even though that score generally stays a happy one, it still has a development and emotional aspects that make the experience worthwhile. But The Hero Of Color City does not.

The first couple of tracks might aswell be from a sing along CD for children. Happy children singing along a simple yet memorable melody, consisting mainly of guitar and piano. (This is what our teacher used to make us do while in third grade religion classes...) The rest of the album follows that syle however the singing gets dropped after a few tracks. Some simple and happy melodies to a fast rythm that honestly all feel the same. There are mostly short tracks that generally never leave any room to expand. The entire album feels like it‘s from a poorly animated TV show for toddlers (oh, wait? The movie is too?) and since it is treated that way, this is not music I would recommend anyone above the age of 6 to listen to in their free time.

If you still won‘t believe that this score is not worth your time (assuming you‘re older than 6), just listen to the first track “Color The World“ and if you like it, you‘ll like the rest. Generally though, I‘d suggest buying a real score instead of this sing along karaoke CD for kids.