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Because they didn't work direcly in this score, but their material from the previous one was reused.Does anyone know why some of the composer names are in brackets? Thanks!thanks4:05 of "STEALTH" some of the best soulful action music I've heard from a Zimmer score. I wonder who wrote that particular section. This the type of stuff I would play trying to rush a pregnant woman to the hospitalIn case he's visiting this site, I wanna say 'Thank You' to Ashton Gleckman who does the 'Behind the Score' episodes on YouTube. I loved the 1-hour episode for the Transformers scores and I actually learned a lot. Very educational. I found the video by accident and now I plan on watching his other videos as well.<br><br>Job well done, my friend.
@Hybrid <br>You don't add anymore Trevor Morris things ?Probably for chronological purposes<br>even though the movie uses a shortened version of Romanian Wind at that timei saw the movie a couple of weeks ago again and the showdown in the school is very well shot and intense and trevors music is effective there. you can hear track 8 and 19 in that scene. a really good action scene.<br>===============================<br><br><br>I agree. <br><br>And I think at the end of the day the movie itself is not the type of movie that could win people over with its score. No matter how successful and popular it is and no matter how good the score is. I Am Number 4 was part of the YA craze that took over Hollywood a few years back (we all know how people feel about those movies), and even the most successful YA movies (like Twilight) are not exactly known for their scores.<br><br>People - even film critics who are supposed to talk about all aspects of the movie - were too busy talking about half-naked characters and Kristen Stewart's acting..... and completely ignoring the good work done by Alexandre Desplat.<br><br>It was pretty much the same with I Am Number Four...<br><br>It's not that Trevor created a "bad" score, it's simply a case of a nice, little score that went under the radar. No one bothered to talk about it..... Just like his score for Torque, which as far as I'm concerned is one of his best scores.I just find it odd how people gravitate to the triumphant or inspirational music first, rather than the more subtle, unique pieces.<br>===========================<br><br><br>I totally get what you're saying. I also get kinda frustrated when a "big" track overshadows an entire score. The best recent examples are IMO the Transformers scores. I don't blame folks for gravitating towards the epic sound and the power anthems, but A LOT of subtle, equally great tracks end up getting completely ignored. And just like you, they're usually my favorite tracks. <br><br>But why most people don't think like us?<br><br>The reason I think is because those "big tracks" are presented - most of the time - during the most memorable moments in those movies. They immediately get people's attention. They're stuck in their mind along with those iconic images. And I think by nature, people are more attracted to the big and "in your face". For most casual listeners the more subtle tracks work in the context of the movie and they absolutely do notice them while watching the actual film. But unlike you and I they don't feel the need to listen to them separately. They're too busy paying attention to the "big track". That goes even for some score fans.<br><br>While tracks like the Star War theme, the Indy theme, the Transformers theme, the Gladiator theme, the Godfather theme, the Armageddon theme, the Pirates theme, the Lord of the Rings theme are so big, melodic abd easily digestable that folks simply can't resist them. And when there are vocals involved as well (like Gladiator) it's even better, because people treat it as a full-blown song. An emotional song that they can listen to over and over again.<br><br>The subtle tracks simply can't win against that. Sadly....<br><br>By the way, speaking of The Island, My Name is Lincoln (as much as I like it) is not my favorite track of the score. The more subtle opening track (The Island Awaits You) and especially the Lima One Alpha theme are my personal favorite tracks. Of course, they're nowhere near My Name is Lincoln, in terms of popularity.<br>Why is Romanian Wind not sequenced after Case Re-Opened? Is not the former 7M48 and the latter 7M47?
Yeah that is true, canít argue there lol<br><br>And is it me or does ďCalypso Must Be ReleasedĒ sound like Black Hawk Down?To be fair there is a lot of King Arthur in At World's End too. Just the general feeling you get from the action tracks in both scores is virtually identical. Hell, one of the main themes from King Arthur even appears when Bootstrap Bill remembers that Will is his son.@MrTweedy<br>Thatís totally fine, everyone has their own favorite HZ scores, which is awesome!<br><br>Itís funny though, I feel like DMC is far more schizophrenic than AWE. Now donít get me wrong, I absolutely love DMC. Itís the score that got me into Hans Zimmer. But still, I feel like a major part of that score is note-for-note reprises of cues/themes from COTBP. Not to mention the temp tracking of King Arthur.<br><br>AWE always felt far more original to me, especially considering that the entire tone of the music shifts from the ďrockínírollĒ sound of the first two to a more traditional score (at least by Hans Zimmer standards lol)@MrTweedy<br><br>Just curious, what scores do you considered to be Zimmer's best?The Pinnacle of Hans' career?<br>Although I really like this score, I don't agree. But hey, I know it's just a matter of opinion, okay? ;)<br><br>Of course it shows Hans strengths in almost every area (action, drama, romance, comedy...) but for me it's too much of a medley of previous works, without much personality.<br>It feels a bit like a palette with too many colors. From the action sequences borrowed from Drop Zone, to the Morricone inspirations for Jack's Sequences, to Gladiator's duduk that ended up there with no real reason, to a beautiful Love Theme that brings another new shape to the sonic identity... it's like the score sometimes goes schizophrenic.<br><br>Though each individual idea is really enjoyable to listen to, I think Hans has made scores that are much more cohesive and enjoyable as a whole!
i also think it is an underrated score. especially the action music has a couple of nice touches. i saw the movie a couple of weeks ago again and the showdown in the school is very well shot and intense and trevors music is effective there. you can hear track 8 and 19 in that scene. a really good action scene. the emotional music is nothing ground breaking, but a lovely listen.Y'know, it's funny. The big names that always get the most attention in film music are often not my favorite tracks of the scores they represent. Now We Are Free, Arrival to Earth, Like A Dog Chasing Cars, Star Wars Main Theme, Indiana Jones Main Theme, Infinite White, One Day, Circle of Life, The Fellowship. Though they are the most well known, they're usually nowhere near the peak of quality of their scores. <br><br><br>I noticed this the most in Hans Zimmer's concerts (not World of Hans Zimmer mind you). The parts he played from The Dark Knight Trilogy in particular usually had the least substance. Just the bombastic tracks. The only choice I agreed with was Time from Inception. There was no Am I Not Merciful, A Watchful Guardian, Sunrise Over Pride Rock, none of that. <br><br><br>Even with Star Wars, the main theme and the Force theme are solid pieces of music, but neither come close to the beauty of Princess Leia's theme, or the wondrous Yoda theme. <br><br><br>Same with Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship Reunited, Very Old Friends, Gollum, and The Breaking of the Fellowship are much more substantial pieces than The Fellowship Theme alone in my opinion. <br><br><br>Can't say anything about My Name is Lincoln because I haven't finished The Island score yet, but yeah. I just find it odd how people gravitate to the triumphant or inspirational music first, rather than the more subtle, unique pieces.Thanks guys, will check out these cues.Hmm, aside from "The Guardian Suite' I don't think I've heard any other tracks from this score. And I have a feeling I'm not the only one....lol.<br><br>Speaking of.........I would most definitely put "The Guardian Suite' right up there next to "Now We Are Free" and "My Name is Lincoln". It's *that* good and powerful. Shame that the movie is not as popular as The Island and Gladiator. If it was, that suite would've been one of the most popular film score tracks with millions of views on YouTube. It certainly deserves it.Very underrated score. As already pointed out by a couple of reviewers, it's a nice, little throwback to MV/RC's Golden Years and Trevor's own scores from 1997 to 2002. Give it a listen if you can. It's not long and it's worth it.
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Henry JackmanMatthew MargesonDominic LewisTom Holkenborg (Junkie XL)
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G.I. Joe - Retaliation (Complete Score)
Label: Unofficial Release
Length: 125'29
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  1. Logo Munching (2:04)
    Henry Jackman
  2. Joe Mish Mish (DMZ) (3:45)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  3. Misdirect (0:25)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  4. Bun Setup (1:43)
    Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis
  5. Get Me The G.I. Joes (2:59)
    Henry Jackman, Junkie XL
  6. Jay-Z Prayer (0:59)
    Henry Jackman, Junkie XL
  7. Rappelling Joes (2:50)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson, Junkie XL
  8. Mission Accomplished (0:32)
    Henry Jackman
  9. Desert Top Bun With Monologue Burger (4:35)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  10. Front Bun Contest (1:56)
    Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis
  11. Cobra Attacks (1:02)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  12. Joe Adagio (1:14)
    Henry Jackman
  13. Extreme Predge Predge (1:51)
    Henry Jackman
  14. Three Joes Left (3:01)
    Henry Jackman
  15. Prison Mentalist (3:06)
    Henry Jackman
  16. Posh Tanks (Acting As Relish) (1:16)
    Henry Jackman
  17. Fireflies With Further Desert Buns (1:26)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  18. Break Out (3:06)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  19. Bad Boys (3:23)
    Henry Jackman
  20. Tracking Storm Shadow (1:25)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  21. Commander Returns (2:12)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  22. Three Joes & Two Ninjas (1:56)
    Henry Jackman
  23. The Stoop Cue (1:55)
    Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis
  24. Joes Regroup (2:13)
    Henry Jackman
  25. One President, Two Fingerprints (0:57)
    Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis
  26. Colton Stand-Off (Part 1) (1:48)
    Henry Jackman
  27. Colton Stand-Off (Part 2) (0:27)
    Henry Jackman
  28. Colton On Board (1:01)
    Henry Jackman
  29. Drugging The Easily Corruptible (0:55)
    Henry Jackman, Andrew Kawczynski
  30. Alpine Ninja Quest (1:26)
    Henry Jackman
  31. Falling Ninjas (2:59)
    Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis, Daniel Pinder
  32. Bad Dojo (1:33)
    Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis
  33. Ninja Opera (4:44)
    Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis
  34. The Presiden't Other Ball (3:59)
    Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis, Andrew Kawczynski
  35. Firefly Fight (1:57)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson, Junkie XL
  36. Clan Tribunal (2:28)
    Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis
  37. Daddy's Little Soldier (0:53)
    Henry Jackman, Alex Belcher
  38. Presidential Punch-Up (2:12)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  39. Damn Ninjas (0:48)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  40. Fort Sumter Summit (2:44)
    Henry Jackman
  41. Scare Tactics (3:10)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  42. No Nukes (4:10)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  43. I Want It All (1:08)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  44. Tank-Off (3:28)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  45. Zartan - Storm Cock-Off (4:27)
    Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis
  46. Zeus-Off (2:45)
    Henry Jackman
  47. Firefly Gets It (0:41)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  48. Arlington Rock (2:50)
    Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis, Daniel Pinder
  49. Firefly Suite (4:37)
    Henry Jackman
  50. Zartan Suite (7:25)
    Henry Jackman
  51. Joe Suite (Demo) (2:28)
    Henry Jackman
  52. Joe Mish Mish (DMZ) (Alternate) (3:42)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson
  53. Rappelling Joes (Alternate) (2:49)
    Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson, Junkie XL
  54. Ninja Opera (Alternate Ending) (0:28)
    Henry Jackman, Dominic Lewis
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T-Mann036 reply Replies: 4 || 2016-09-25 08:22:05
This is truly one of the best soundtracks ever made by Henry Jackman and Junkie XL plus one of many others!


Edmund Meinerts2016-09-25 21:43:36
It is indeed the best score by Jackman and Junkie. Being that they haven't ever worked on a score together other than this, that's not a very high bar to clear and it doesn't take a very good score to clear it (which is a good thing, because this isn't a very good score).


Hybrid Soldier2016-09-25 21:51:44
Well first Junkie didn't do much of that score, second they did work on Abe Lincoln VH as well ! lol


Mike2016-09-25 21:59:34
Edmund, you make some really great comments sometimes. Haha.


T-Mann0362017-06-29 16:27:08
I personally agree with Mike. Ha ha...

Scorefan reply Replies: 0 || 2015-11-07 03:05:05
Great!!!

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