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Yep, fun (if slight) score to a very fun movie. "Get it On" is a great action cue.It was also one of the first HG-W's scores I ever listened to (way back when!), so maybe it's just nostalgia talking. <br>But it's worth a listen at least.It's a shame no one talks about this score. <br><br>It's a great listen if you love heavily percussive music! <br><br>Not a highlight in HG-W's carreer by any means, but it's a fun ride, and has some neat unique sounding stuff courtesy of Heitor Pereira, as well as plenty of goold ol' MV style synth/orchestra pounding!He returns to the hitman's bodyguard part 2I was honored, back in 2006, to meet both Nick Glennie-Smith and Harry Gregson-Williams.<br><br>I talked with both about The Rock, and here's what they told.<br><br>Nick & Hans worked very closely on most of their cues. That's why it's so hard to notice any difference between their own styles (and why they share most of the credits).<br>Harry worked separately from Nick & Hans. He remembered working on the San Francisco Chase (though we know Don Harper helped at some point in the process), and on "a lot of the action material from the second half of the movie, once the heroes reach Alcatraz".<br>The credits here tend to prove they were right.<br><br>All the Opening Titles / SEAL Attack is a bit complicated. Hans might have written the theme, but it also might be arranged for pictures by Nick Glennie-Smith (plus there's a lot more going on in these tracks than the man theme alone). So, well, I guess the final result still is a collaborative effort.
A brilliant score, no matter what some people might say. Some of the darkest and most beautiful themes by Hans Zimmer were born here, as well as a lot of very exciting and propulsive electronic techniques. <br>Heck, I even like the movie! The score fits like a glove.<br>It helps that I'm a huge Tony Scott fan though.<br><br>Zimmer would even 'steal' from this score quite a bit in some of his later films. The 'Wayne Manor Suite' from TDKR comes to mind, as well as one of the Blade Runner 2049 themes being strangely similar to The Fan's 'Opening Titles' theme, and I'm sure there are other examples.<br><br>I would love for a complete version to be officially released sometime. It's very unlikely, but one can dream...Listen to the first demo at NGS demos album of "The Rock". The opening and SEAL Attack have a few notes from original NGS theme. That's why NGS is credited to it.I remember hearing something about NGS not wanting his name in the opening credits since it was a Hans cue playing. So yeah. I think the opening is really just Zimmer and the NGS credit is a formality since it was supposed to be Nick’s score.I'm sorry, disregard EVERYTHING I just wrote...The credit on "SEAL Attack" is HZ/NGS/Stern, not HZ/HGW/Stern. Not sure how I missed that. *facepalm*OK, so a thought...<br><br>"Opening" and "SEAL Attack" are functionally identical; Hybrid says that Hans originally wrote it for the latter scene and it was then placed over the main titles of the film. However, the former is credited to Hans and NGS, the latter to Hans, HGW and Steven Stern. Presumably, since HGW/Stern aren't credited on "Opening", their contribution to "SEAL Attack" is limited to that first minute, which does indeed have a lot of HGW-ish percussion work to my ears. That leaves the rest of "SEAL Attack" as Hans' work alone, which begs the question: why the heck is NGS credited for "Opening", then, since it's basically identical? Screw it, I'm labeling that a solo Hans cue. Always bugged me that there wasn't at least one on this score. :p
Hi dear hans , i'm farzin a film composer from iran , i composed many films & tv series in my country also winning some awards and some of them are in IMDB , but music comunity is verry small here and i think i'm wasting my time & music here , its pleasure to be your assistant or working with you or anything you think i can be useful (sorry my english language is not good). please please just listen to one track of my music (i will send some for you if you reply me with email) and if it was qualified email me and let me know , also i have to travel to california this December cause my family lives there. i'm always thankful hans for your help & attention. Email : farzingharahgozloo@yahoo.comHi dear hans , i'm farzin a film composer from iran , i composed many films & tv series in my country also winning some awards and some of them are in IMDB , but music comunity is verry small here and i think i'm wasting my time & music here , its pleasure to be your assistant or working with you or anything you think i can be useful (sorry my english language is not good). please please just listen to one track of my music (i will send some for you if you reply me with email) and if it was qualified email me and let me know , also i have to travel to california this December cause my family lives there. i'm always thankful hans for your help & attention. Email : farzingharahgozloo@yahoo.comThat's the 'Album Version' of Time To Suit UpI'm "missing" three of the tracks for the complete score - CA Suite, WS Suite, and the alternate version of Time to Suit Up. <br><br>It looks like the CA and WS suites are pretty much the same ones on the official release as the lengths match up perfectly, but where can I find the alternate of Suit Up?Cheers mate
I agree. Great score. This is "Hans Zimmer Dark Minimalism" done absolutely right. And the Oscorp stuff has to be temp. It goes up and down in just the right places.Forgot Macrotus, so the numbering messed up on 5-8 lol... Macrotus = Father to the Rescue + Hide in the Dark + Courthouse Pt. 1... Also, Myotis actually = Initiation into the League + Temple Fight. <br><br>If you have the End Credits too, that's a Batman Arrives/Backup mashup + Training + Father to the Rescue + Bruce Left for Dead + Batman Theme.<br>Gotcha covered. <br><br>1. Vespertilio = Batman Titles + The Long Walk<br>2. Eptesicus = Bruce Goes Home + Training <br>3. Myotis = Temple Fight<br>4. Barbastella = Mugging Pt. 2 + Bat Cave <br>6. Artibeus = Dockyard Ambush Pt. 1 + Meeting Ducard<br>7. Tadarida = Rachel in the Bat Cave + Fight in Crane's Lab Pt. 1 + Batman on Fire + Microwave Stolen<br>8. Antrozus = Facing the League + Gordon at Home <br>9. Nycteris = Prototypes + Why Bats? + Finders Keepers Pt. 1<br>10. Molossus = Batmobile Chase<br>11. Corynorhinus = Surveying the Ruins + Gordon Says Thanks <br>12. Lasiurus = Ra's al Ghul theme suite<br>Any chance you could do a what makes up the tracks for the BB album Hybrid?Just want to give this score (and film) some major props. It seems like Ron Howard is one of those great directors who brings the best out of the composers he works with. It’s also interesting hearing just how much Lorne Balfe’s voice really comes through here.<br><br>Also, I wonder if it’s a coincidence just how much the OSCORP tune from TASM2 sounds like “Watergate Montage” (or did Marc Webb like a temp lol)
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Kick-Ass 2
Label: La-La Land Records
Length: 57'36
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  1. Main Titles (1:30)
  2. Senior Year (2:23)
  3. Honor To Serve Him (1:07)
  4. Dave's Field Test (2:34)
  5. You're Not Hit-Girl (1:38)
  6. Convenience Store (2:01)
  7. Rich As Sh*t (0:52)
  8. Justice Forever (1:44)
  9. Fat Bouncer Dismissal (2:18)
  10. First Mission (2:06)
  11. Toxic Mega-C*nts (1:18)
  12. Mindy's First Date (2:54)
  13. Real Evil (4:09)
  14. Mindy & Dave (1:36)
  15. Night-B*tch Gets It (1:27)
  16. Remembering Colonel Stars &nd Stripes (1:28)
  17. Unjust Arrest (0:53)
  18. Fatherly Sacrifice (1:50)
  19. Unpleasant Picture Text (2:40)
  20. Cemetery Remorse (0:58)
  21. Cemetery Attack - Hit-Girl Is Back (4:12)
  22. To Be A Real Superhero (2:27)
  23. Warehouse Showdown (5:57)
  24. Shark Bait - Rooftop (2:45)
  25. Girl's Farewell (2:15)
  26. Main Titles (Alternate) (1:29)
  27. Last Resort (Unused) (1:06)
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Mr Tweedy reply Replies: 1 || 2013-10-03 22:58:32
This score is pure awesomeness !


Kevin2014-07-21 03:29:14
Yeah i agree the movie was casual but if there is one thing that made it rock is the score. So heroic the composer made an amazing work

Ds reply Replies: 4 || 2014-05-20 20:50:40
"Kingsman: The Secret Service", the new movie directed by Matthew Vaughn, will be scored by Henry Jackman & Matt Margeson! Yes!


Hybrid Soldier2014-05-20 21:00:40
Yep !!! :)


Anonymous2014-05-21 13:21:54
More likely Matt Margeson alone.


Hybrid Soldier2014-05-21 13:49:03
Absolutely not... Very collaborative this time... ;)


RealFfingMusic2014-05-21 15:27:40
Never contradict Hybrid. Except when he's too convincing.

dark prince reply Replies: 2 || 2014-02-01 03:44:17
Terrible score by Henry Jackman and Matthew Margerson, wait for a jewel it's too much after hear Kick-Ass: The Score, but at least, that score have a couple of remarkable themes. On Kick-Ass 2, Jackman and Margerson abuse of the Kick-Ass Theme, and use it for all, exist some good themes, but aren't the enough good like to save this soundtrack of the mediocrity


thejok3rrules2014-02-01 04:20:06
Well, everyone has an opinion... You can say you don't like it, but who are you to say it is not good?


dark prince2014-02-01 04:31:32
You're right, that are my likes XD

thejok3rrules reply Replies: 5 || 2014-01-04 21:22:03
Does anyone know if there's any kind of video or interview of Margesson about this score?


Lambegue2014-01-04 22:05:41
I haven't watched it yet, so I don't know what it's worth, but here :

h t t p://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=RSjVzl7M5o8


thejok3rrules2014-01-04 22:43:46
Your link leads to a 404 error page...


Lambegue2014-01-05 00:47:52
It works for me...Maybe you didn't take off all of the spaces ?


Russel2014-01-05 01:54:04
thejok3rules, there is a space after com


thejok3rrules2014-01-05 22:23:23
Thanks, it worked! Still, the video is not quite interesting...

Klaus Mikaelson reply Replies: 8 || 2013-10-04 00:58:49
Hybrid, little Hybrid... Let's not waste time, just give us the credits. Now. Please ;)


Edmund Meinerts2013-10-04 01:25:06
For goodness sakes. Leave off. If Hybrid had anything more specific, he would have told us by now. Sheesh.


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 04:44:16
Are you serious? Did you forget how Hybrid can sometimes be... not nice at all? I like him, but sometimes he doesn't tell us everything....


Hybrid Soldier2013-10-04 18:36:54
The funny think jok3r is that Matthew actually came here and noticed your comments. I told him to come here & answer you directly but he was too shy... :)

Anyway I have nothing more to add, didn't what I say give you all you need ?


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 20:55:53
Really? You gotta be kidding me! How could I contact him?


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 20:57:25
thejok3rrules@hotmail.com is my email adress, so I hope this great composer will talk to me, as, like I said previously, Kick-Ass 2 is my favorite score this year! :D


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 21:02:44
And besides, I would have appreciated more specific details concerning the credits, but thanks anyway, Hybrid!


Hybrid Soldier2013-10-04 21:11:23
More people than you'd think actually take a look around. That's why I just go total "facepalm" when I see some stuff being said around ! :P


thejok3rrules2013-10-04 22:52:08
Hahaha! Don't worry, I understand xD

thejok3rrules reply Replies: 4 || 2013-10-02 22:41:16
Hybrid, I remember you said once the credits were actually difficult to give... Any new information about that? I just want to know everything from the best score I've heard this year!


Hybrid Soldier2013-10-02 22:45:59
It's mainly Matt. All the new themes are his. Henry was doing Turbo...


Edmund Meinerts2013-10-02 23:32:19
That's interesting because the score sounds totally like Henry Jackman's style. Margeson's only previous score sounded more like a cross between Brian Tyler and Transformers. Maybe that just goes to show how much input Margeson has had on Jackman's recent scores though.

What new themes, though? I didn't hear any...only the main theme carried over from Kick-Ass and that villain theme that's basically an adaptation of 28 Days Later.


Hybrid Soldier2013-10-03 00:06:08
Mindy's theme and the Mofo's theme.


thejok3rrules2013-10-03 02:48:09
Hybrid, any kind of credits to give us? :D

thejok3rrules reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-08 18:32:34
Watched it again, and ther is some missing material... But nothing amazing, actually :p Stick to this version, you'll be pleased ;)

Paul G reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-08 04:01:32
Soundtrack missing when mother russia injects hit girl with the last resort injection?.....

Prott reply Replies: 1 || 2013-08-20 23:52:14
Fantastic score! It works greatly with the picture... and it's much more coherent than the previous one (despite it often references it's predecessor).


thejok3rrules2013-08-27 03:00:52
If there's anything missing, I don't know what it is... Btw, it might be one of the most pleasant score I've heard in years! :D I don't remember the last time I had so much fun listening to music! xD

Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2013-08-18 15:24:46
It looks like "Fatherly Sacrifice" is lifted note by note from the chorale tune that starts around 2m34s of "You're My Hero" from Wreck-It Ralph soundtrack. I wonder if it was a temp-track thing.


KaijuRoyaume2013-08-18 22:22:25
The track "Honor To Serve Him" uses John Murphy's theme for Big Daddy (adapted from 28 weeks later), right ?

Ds reply Replies: 0 || 2013-08-18 13:14:28
This is a cool score. I don't think it tops the 1st one but it's still very good. Margeson tried to keep a tone that's like a mix of Jackman and Murphy's tracks from the 1st movie, that's cool :)

Ds reply Replies: 2 || 2013-08-13 14:50:48
Awesome track!

youtube.com/watch?v=BO0m3CCXIOM


Macejko2013-08-13 15:36:38
Sounds totally like First Class.


Cody2013-08-14 16:57:52
So freaking epic I love it!!!!!

Ds reply Replies: 2 || 2013-08-10 15:05:48
I read somewhere that the physical version will contain "additionnal music not featured in the digital edition". Any info about that?


Hybrid Soldier2013-08-10 15:07:16
This is the tracklist of the LLL release... The digital will have less tracks.


Ds2013-08-10 16:45:51
Thanks. Is the digital release earlier?

There's a very cool sample at the official movie website!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 7 || 2013-06-24 23:08:20
Will be released by LLL in August ! :)


Felix2013-06-24 23:24:11
Fine! :)


Edmund Meinerts2013-06-24 23:28:31
Henry Jackman as "composer"? As opposed to just "main theme"? I thought this was Margeson alone.


Hybrid Soldier2013-06-24 23:30:19
It's... complicated... :)

Henry/Matt is fine... ;)


Edmund Meinerts2013-06-24 23:48:17
These Kick Ass movies seem to specialize in overly confusing composer situations... ^^


Hybrid Soldier2013-07-22 23:58:23
Info !


Macejko2013-07-23 13:59:38
What a lame cover.


al bundy2013-07-23 19:13:39
do a better one Macejko

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