While we go to cinemas mainly to enjoy it as a visual entity, there's no denying that some of the most emphatically pleasing moments in movie history have all been because of musical sways. From John Williams' work on Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Jaws to the use of Gershwin in Manhattan, songs have immediately drawn us in closer to a scene. Considering the importance of music in cinema it was no surprise that, following the departure of J.J. Abrams, the Star Trek Beyond team looked to keep the franchise as consistent as possible. This meant keeping the film's score intact.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter ahead of Star Trek Beyond's world premiere at the San Diego Comic Con, composer Michael Giacchino admitted that, even though Abrams has left as director to be replaced by The Fast and the Furious' Justin Lin, it was still necessary to keep some things the same. Giacchino explained:
Last night Michael Giacchino got to see his music for Star Trek Beyond played on a massive scale. That's because not only was its world premiere on a huge IMAX screen located on the San Diego waterfront, but the San Diego Symphony Orchestra also played Michael Giacchino's score live, too.
Michael Giacchino has turned into one of the most in demand composers working in Hollywood today. Not only did he receive an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on Up, but he's also amassed a truly unique CV because of his compositions on the likes of 50/50, Let Me In, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Tomorrowland, Ratatouille, Inside Out, and Jurassic World.
Except for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, because that's John Williams' gig, Michael Giacchino often collaborates with J.J. Abrams. He's done so on Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek, Super 8, and Star Trek Into Darkness. However, the departure of Abrams from Star Trek Beyond didn't stop Giacchino returning to the franchise, and Justin Lin was clearly more than ecstatic to have him back, too.
Early reviews for the third installment to the rebooted Star Trek universe have been more than complimentary, with critics giving it a 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes and insisting that it's a worthy addition to what's quietly become a consistent franchise. Even if Into Darkness was a little underwhelming.
You can check out Star Trek Beyond in all of its glory for yourself when it finally hits cinemas tomorrow.