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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: 637 42.8%
  • No

    Votes: 681 45.7%
  • Not now but it will be

    Votes: 172 11.5%

  • Total voters
    1,490
Jun 16, 2018
281
It is very iconic and every time I hear it I get goosebumbs.

At the end of the movie when the theme plays I got chills down my spine. Such an amazing theme.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,679
Watertown, NY
Game of Thrones theme crushes Avenger's theme too.
Yea and how many episodes and seasons have there been over the course of 8-9 years for people to recognize it? There's been so far 3 avengers films. With End game being the fourth.

It's an iconic lite motif. People who are bringing man if steel comparisons don't understand the difference between a them and a lite motif.

The one for avengers is only heard in specific moments and used in trailers to hit it home of the lite motif that you hear in beginning, sometime a little in mid but mainly it's usually in the beginning credits, and close to end third act. Which rings true with the circle shot and the end of new York battle.

Man of steel has a theme and a lite motif. The piano u hear that's the theme, the other u hear before the logos is the lite motif it's heard in different variations like avengers motif through out the film.

I might have them crossed. But u get what I'm laying down.

People saying it's not iconic are just not going understanding that avengers are now as known theme wise as Lord of the rings and Harry Potter.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,404
I can see an argument for the Avengers theme being iconic from the standpoint of it is the theme for arguably the biggest movie series in cinematic history. Quality-wise? People would have to be straight up insane to say it's comparable to the BttF, Indiana Jones, Superman, or Jurassic Park theme.
 
Oct 25, 2017
19,903
I can see an argument for the Avengers theme being iconic from the standpoint of it is the theme for arguably the biggest movie series in cinematic history. Quality-wise? People would have to be straight up insane to say it's comparable to the BttF, Indiana Jones, Superman, or Jurassic Park theme.
So having a different opinion or taste is insanity now? Interesting....
 
Dec 22, 2017
1,951
It’s getting there. These are the biggest movies on the planet right now. 20-30 years from now when the kids who grew up on Marvel are adults and parents, you bet your ass it will be more iconic than the Superman and Batman themes. Nothing will ever top Star Wars though.
 
Oct 27, 2017
826
Not to say anything about the quality of it, but I honestly couldn't make myself remember it for the life of me. And upon clicking on the link and listening to it if feels like I never head it before. So I'm gonna go with no.
 
Apr 3, 2018
459
I don't think that song ever helped define the movies or the characters. Can it get crowds hyped? Does it fit well in hype scenes? Sure but I don't think it will ever be a touchstone of those movies, I don't think people would point out if it were missing from a movie whereas people would be wondering wtf was going on if we didn't hear the Indiana Jones or James Bond themes in their respective movies.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,098
I've seen every Marvel movie and I couldn't immediately bring it to mind, albeit I seem to be nowhere near as invested in the Avengers as many on here, so I would personally say no. By comparison, I don't like Star Wars but that music is extremely iconic and the Avengers doesn't come close.
 
Oct 26, 2017
418
Oregon
This popped into my head
This is what I was about to post. All the Marvel themes lack melody to my ear, and though I can kinda remember them, I get it mixed up with that US Army theme that plays on commercials all the time. It all kind of sounds like generic film music to me, though in the moment it all works fine!
 
You're crazy, DBZ is super mainstream.
See, this is where the bias comes in. You're a fan or you know of DBZ. Plenty of things are super popular within the fanbase but don't actually have much of a footprint outside of it because it's very genre dependent. Being mainstream means you've crossed that genre barrier which a lot of things do not. This is why when people say, "Who doesn't know the Avenger's theme?" A shit tonne of people do not because they're not as invested. Our own interests and bias can make us believe our hobbies or beliefs are more widespread than they are because we associate with like-minded individuals. World of Warcraft got press time, Jeopardy!, and other things but guess what not? The mainstream world has zero idea what the fuck World of Warcraft is because, well, it's only popular within its audience.
 
Feb 19, 2018
4,424
It's generic as all hell, nothing stands out about it. Take a piece of music and divorce it from what it is associated with, is it still memorable/good? Superman theme is, Star Wars theme is. But Avengers? God no, if it wasn't associated with the Avengers none of y'all getting goosebumps would even notice it. You're getting goosebumps because it's a Pavlov's dogs situation. You hear that song, you know it means Avengers, you love Avengers, you get goosebumps. The song is just the trigger. All the song ever had to be is competent, and that's all it is
 
Oct 25, 2017
19,903
It's generic as all hell, nothing stands out about it. Take a piece of music and divorce it from what it is associated with, is it still memorable/good? Superman theme is, Star Wars theme is. But Avengers? God no, if it wasn't associated with the Avengers none of y'all getting goosebumps would even notice it. You're getting goosebumps because it's a Pavlov's dogs situation. You hear that song, you know it means Avengers, you love Avengers, you get goosebumps. The song is just the trigger. All the song ever had to be is competent, and that's all it is
I mean, that's extremely subjective...not factual at all.
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,300
I’ve never heard it in my life lol

If we’re counting tv shows then sponge bob is probably on there

Definitely not man of steel or Wonder Woman what the hell. Even the wakanda theme is probably more recognizable, having been featured in 2 movies that grossed $3.5 billion total
 
Nov 1, 2017
2,163
See, this is where the bias comes in. You're a fan or you know of DBZ. Plenty of things are super popular within the fanbase but don't actually have much of a footprint outside of it because it's very genre dependent. Being mainstream means you've crossed that genre barrier which a lot of things do not. This is why when people say, "Who doesn't know the Avenger's theme?" A shit tonne of people do not because they're not as invested. Our own interests and bias can make us believe our hobbies or beliefs are more widespread than they are because we associate with like-minded individuals. World of Warcraft got press time, Jeopardy!, and other things but guess what not? The mainstream world has zero idea what the fuck World of Warcraft is because, well, it's only popular within its audience.
I wish you would stop trying to compare Wow to DBZ.

WOW was big for like 6 years. DB has been a staple since it started

One is a multimedia franchise. Even if you don’t think DB is “mainstream” it’s certainly a level above WOW
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,431
lol no. The vast majority of MCU music is painfully unmemorable and it's easily the most lacking aspect of their movies, and the Avengers theme is no exception.
 
Feb 19, 2018
4,424
I mean, that's extremely subjective...not factual at all.
Not really? Some music is better than others. Just because you don't like something doesn't make it bad, and just because you like something doesn't make it good. How is Beethoven so well known centuries later if not for it being so much better than his contemporaries? Was it just happenstance?
 
Oct 25, 2017
19,903
Not really? Some music is better than others. Just because you don't like something doesn't make it bad, and just because you like something doesn't make it good. How is Beethoven so well known centuries later if not for it being so much better than his contemporaries? Was it just happenstance?
How is the avengers theme objectively bad? Like I don't get it.
 
Feb 19, 2018
4,424
How is the avengers theme objectively bad? Like I don't get it.
It's not objectively bad. I even said in my initial post, it's competent, yet divorced of context does not stand out what so ever. With the quality of the avengers movies and the universe build around the MCU all the song ever had to be was not a shitshow in order for it to inspire that "goosebump" feeling

Edit: To provide a point, in the Spiderman PS4 reviews, the game's sound track was often felt to be boring/uninspiring/generic with reviewers specifically bringing up it just sounds like any other MCU movie.
 
Oct 25, 2017
19,903
It's not objectively bad. I even said in my initial post, it's competent, yet divorced of context does not stand out what so ever. With the quality of the avengers movies and the universe build around the MCU all the song ever had to be was not a shitshow in order for it to inspire that "goosebump" feeling
I mean...I just don't get how that's like not subjective? And you can say the same for every iconic theme.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,662
See, this is where the bias comes in. You're a fan or you know of DBZ. Plenty of things are super popular within the fanbase but don't actually have much of a footprint outside of it because it's very genre dependent. Being mainstream means you've crossed that genre barrier which a lot of things do not. This is why when people say, "Who doesn't know the Avenger's theme?" A shit tonne of people do not because they're not as invested. Our own interests and bias can make us believe our hobbies or beliefs are more widespread than they are because we associate with like-minded individuals. World of Warcraft got press time, Jeopardy!, and other things but guess what not? The mainstream world has zero idea what the fuck World of Warcraft is because, well, it's only popular within its audience.
Dragon Ball is literally a billion dollar plus franchise that has been popular worldwide for more than 30 years. What the hell are you talking about.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,338
The crescendo part of the theme, when they Assemble in the first movie or when Thor lands in Wakanda is pretty recognizable but outside of that, nah.
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,048
I can see this Avengers tune being big for the current generation of kids as it has an epic quality. But given my age and lack of interest in superhero movies, it will never strike the same chords with me as any of the big '70s, '80s, and '90s themes.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,040
Los Angeles, CA
If you had asked me some years back, like maybe five or so, I’d have said no, but in the past two years, most definitely. Hearing it kick in bombastically for the Infinity War trailer cemented it to me as an iconic theme up there with Superman’s, Batman’s, and Star Wars.

It’s wonderfully simple, rousing, and impactful. When it kicks in, you know shit is about to go down. The big moment in Infinity War itself was excellent use of it as well.
 
Feb 19, 2018
4,424
I mean...I just don't get how that's like not subjective? And you can say the same for every iconic theme.
This quote from a music reviewer perfectly sums up what i mean. For context he is reviewing the 2012 Avengers soundtrack, felt that Silvestri (composer) did an excellent job with captain America and was excited as fuck for the movie. But perhaps the most important thing is that he listened to the soundtrack in it's entirety BEFORE he saw the movie. So it's as close to be uninfluenced by the context of the movie as it can be, and again, he's a Marvel fan so he wants it to be good. But alas, we get...

"As luck would have it, I got a chance to have a proper listen to it before it’s release. To use an over-used phrase, being like a kid in a candy store doesn’t even compare to the excitement I felt as I was about to play it. Then reality hit me, and it hit me hard, with superhero strength. What is this? Why is most of the score focused on creating music that doesn’t excite me at all? Why? Just listen to the first couple of cues ‘Arrival’ and ‘Doors Open From Both Sides’ and you know what I mean. It is simply not very fun to listen to, and I get a feeling that under-excited might be a better word to describe my feelings after listening to this."

"Like James Newton Howards’ Green Lantern last year, Alan Silvestri’s The Avengers is the biggest disappointment so far, and possibly might be all year despite it being a decent score. Most of the tracks here doesn’t really interest or excite me at all unfortunately and it is safe to say that comes as a huge surprise to me, specially after Captain America last year. "

http://www.soundtrackgeek.com/v2/soundtrack-review-the-avengers-2012/

In other words, generic. The music exists for not other reason than the most vapid "GET HYPED BOOOOIIIIII". The harry potter theme and Jurassic park themes for example. Right away you know it's going for an adventure, a wistful journey. Avenges is just "GET HYPE" *CUE HORNS*

Edit: Added a second quote for context and for disclosure gave it a 71. It's just competent and forgetable