David B Totally agree with you about that David! I like the first one more also, due to the melody. The new one tune does pack some orchestral punch/energy once it gets going, and fairly nice movement and sound. But the first one certainly is prettier. Totally agree with that description.
For the new movies, they were probably hand and leg tied to the mandatory 'formula' for plots. Like sound effect and computer animation, and relationship between guy/girl etc. If only we could take over and inject something new and fantastic -- would be nice!! But those directors are always locked to formulae. Although … interesting … the Oscars night saw some change … with the 'everything at once' movie being very well received.