The Marvel Symphonic Universe and a Rebuttal with A Theory of Film Music

Tony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting released a video essay called “The Marvel Symphonic Universe” in which he criticizes the Marvel universe for missing a strong connecting musical theme.

His conclusion is the sound is overly reliant on the use of temp music. At the time of this posting, the video sits at 2.6 million views.

But is the answer that simple? Zhou’s video very prescriptive, but it misses a lot. Today he shared this rebuttal on his Facebook page from Dan Golding. Watch this for a different perspective.