Is the Avenger's theme iconic? Does it rank up there with William's Superman, Batman, and Star Wars.

Does the Avenger's theme rank among the most iconic movie themes?

  • Yes

    Votes: 638 42.7%
  • No

    Votes: 684 45.8%
  • Not now but it will be

    Votes: 172 11.5%

  • Total voters
    1,494

Sanjuro

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Oct 25, 2017
13,633
Massachusetts

Wait you guys are honestly telling me that when this plays you don't instantly recognize this as MOS theme?

I know the film was divisive but the music is both awesome and instantly recognizable
DCEU, even with less than stellar films, managed to pump out a few memorable themes. Still hoping Marvel can knock a few out of the park soon.
 

Netherscourge

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Oct 25, 2017
9,057
John Williams could write a theme for Superman taking a poop and it would probably win a Grammy or Academy Award. And it would be well deserved.
 

V-Faction

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Oct 25, 2017
913
Man of Steel? Wonder Woman? Y'all trippin'?

Avenger's Theme is above those. Maybe it doesn't quite hang with, y'know, Star Wars or friggin' Indiana Jones, but I'm willing to give it the Batman or Superman level of awareness.
 

yuoke

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Oct 25, 2017
26,642
I've definitely learned from this thread that everyone has their own bias and bubble. Okay well I knew that already, but even more now.
 

Trigonometrize

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
2,817
It's not top-tier iconic but it's more memorable to me than people are giving it credit.

But wow, does the MCU need more themes. Because hearing the Avenger's theme for the 50th time during Infinity War was like ugh pleassse stop
 

Xe4

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Oct 25, 2017
9,233
I've seen every Marvel movie except Captain Marvel and I legit can't remember any of the music, including the themes.

So I'm gonna go with naw.
 

Starphanluke

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Nov 15, 2017
1,593
I don't think it's quite up there with the others yet, but even as a non-fan, I have to admit it can absolutely be considered iconic by now.
 

Yasuke

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Oct 25, 2017
12,288
Anyone seriously arguing it isn’t iconic is off their rocker.

I’m astounded they nailed the theme as perfectly as they did. It’s instantly recognizable and it makes you extremely hyped/sad depending on which version you’re hearing.
 

Toriko

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Dec 29, 2017
3,230

Jarmel

The Jackrabbit Always Wins
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
4,847
New York
Even just listening to the theme, there's only like one part of the theme that's actually good. Compare that to the Indiana Jones theme.
 

Aexact

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Oct 30, 2017
1,323
It wasn't at first, but as it's been reprised across the different films - it has absolutely grown on me. Definitely going to be as iconic as the greats with time.
Yeah, initially, I didn’t recognize it without YouTubing it but by the time the Infinity War trailer laid down those first few notes of the remix, I immediately recognized it.

I dunno if that makes it iconic though.

Now, the Wonder Woman theme, they nailed that.
 

Masoyama

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Oct 27, 2017
4,641
The whole thing is not, but the wind part of the song that happens like 2 minutes in is the most symbolic piece of music in the superhero genre since the superman theme.
 

Gundam

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Oct 25, 2017
9,076
Only by way of repetition I feel. It’s good, but it didn’t emmediately inspire or stick with me, and seemingly a lot of people, until recently.
 
Oct 26, 2017
9,937
Are you saying you don’t see DBZ merchandise or people talking about it? It’s literally in every GameStop and Hot Topic. The manga has been done for years and yet the series stlll continues. The latest movie got #3 at the box office with a limited run, and outlets that don’t usually talk about it were. It gets like 3 video games a year and you have young adults who have grown up on it for 20 years spreading the fandom.

But it’s all in my head. Sure man.
It actually is in your head. Do you really believe DB has trascended anime and become more mainstream? Hot topic? Game stop? A movie? Those aren't convincing stats.
 

pavaloo

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Oct 25, 2017
711
didn't feel like it in 2012 but as the motif kept coming back i realized how strong it was

at this point it feels iconic as fuck, synonymous with the brand imo
 

CloudWolf

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Oct 26, 2017
6,862
I literally only remember it when it's played. If you asked me right now to hum the Avengers theme, I wouldn't be able to do it.

So no.
 

Disco

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Oct 25, 2017
5,982
It might be on the level of the elfman batman theme one day who knows but lmao never gonna be star wars theme iconic or as memorable as Williams superman either
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,072
if Star Wars is at a 10, Avengers is at a 6 at best

i clicked the link in the OP and listened to the first minute and 1/2 and dont recognize any of it, and ive seen all 3 avengers movies,

im dropping it down to a 4 at best
The iconic part is about 2/3 way through, I think. I agree that the rest isn't very memorable.
 

J2 Cool

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Oct 26, 2017
1,009
It's opening melody is pretty okay. Then it doesn't go anywhere as a theme. Nowhere near Williams' classics.
 

N.Domixis

The Fallen
Oct 28, 2017
6,557
Have there even been any new iconic themes in the past 10 years? Avengers is top 5 of the last 10 years.
 

Emmert

Banned
Oct 23, 2018
481
I would put it below Superman's and Batman's and would put Star Wars above those. It's close though.
 

astro

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Oct 25, 2017
19,106
My friend who isn't a comic book, film, game, online person in any way heard me playing the latest avengers trailer and justcaughtthe music and said "Avengers, cool!".

I think people like that know it. We all know it. So if it's. It quite there yet it will be in time. The films are far too popular for it not to be, as much as that obviously pains many of you.
 

Siggy-P

Avenger
Mar 18, 2018
5,907
It's pretty bad, in fact it's easily the worst piece of music in the entirety of the MCU films, and that's not saying much.

Its only recognisable because it's used so much and forced into the Infinity War trailers. It's forced onto us.

It's just so dull and awkward and doesn't fit with the personalities or any of the moments it's used in.

21 box office leading films and the only recognisable music is "Back in Black" and "The Immigrant song".
 
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