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I'll try to explain myself more with the scores I wasn't a big fan of. I really like a lot of Gears of War 3. It has a lot of faster paced, melodic action cues, and the cues from Gears of War 2 are improved. Its main problem is it's not very memorable, which Jablonsky is usually able to produce. <br><br>Ender's Game I found to be a bit of a slog. There was a lot of ambient/sound design cues which I found incredibly dull. However, it's possible I was expecting too much, or maybe I was too harsh on it. I'll try to have another listen to that one. <br><br>Gangster Squad was one where I just looked at the comments to see what people thought about it, and the consensus was "it copied every recent Hollywood score", so I just skipped that one. <br><br>TF3 had a lot of good thematic material, and the finale's action music was a lot of fun, but it lacks the memorability and excitement of the first 2, or the subtlety of 5, making it fall in the middle for me. Plus the Inception sound was pretty annoying. <br><br>Gears of War 2 falls into mediocre for me. The main theme is solid, but the action is repetitive and doesn't have much variation. Plus it also wasn't very memorable. It's basically a worse version of Gears 3 to me. <br><br>Transformers 1 and 2 don't really count to me because those were more an RCP effort than a Jablonsky one. Just to clarify, I don't hate that Jablonsky went down this route. I first learned of his existence through the Transformers scores for god's sake. It's just that listening to Steamboy, it makes me sad there wasn't more of this side of Jablonsky. Oh, and honorable mention to TMNT: Out of the Shadows, that was a great superhero score!Gangster Squad was Ok, but i prefer Ender's Game, actually the sound design in that i find it certain interesting.<br><br>In Battleship, yeah, it's nothing original, but for me, is a guilty pleasure, i love the percussion (i'm a big fan of the taiko sound)<br><br>Enderís Game isnít bad at all, there are some cool power anthems and orchestral moments in it. As for Battleship, while I find most of it generic, I genuinely do like the alien ďMRIĒ sound design he incorporated.<br><br>And one of Jablonskyís most underrated scores imo is Gangster Squad. If you want a fun Jablonsky score that strays away (mostly) from the Zimmer sound thatís it. Any score using Antz as a temp track is fine by me!I will disagree with TF3, Ender's Game, Gears of War 2 and 3, there are good scores, altough i'm a massive fan of that guilty pleasure is Battleship ;D<br><br>And A Nightmare on Elm Street was cool.John Powell to receive Henry Mancini Award. <br><br>Look it up at filmmusicreporter.<br><br>Congrats John
Edmund's right. It's really just sad that Jablonsky could have been one of the greatest composers ever, one with more notoriety and respect from the music community, but instead settled for being... a decent composer.<br><br>TF5 was a step in the right direction, D-War was a great monster movie score, Your Highness came close to Steamboy levels, and IDEA felt like Jablonsky's symphony in a lot of ways. But on the other end you have Ender's Game, Transformers 3 and 4, Battleship, Gears of War 2, Gears of War: Judgement, and a few others that range from ok, to flat out awful. Occasionally though you get some decent ones like Gears of War 3, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.<br><br>My point is, we get a composer overridden with bland projects, and musically inept directors, when he had the potential for being Oscar level.This just occurred to me. 1:44-2:10ish in Remember Who You Are kind of sounds like part of Mozartís Ave Verum Corpus...and we know Hans is a fan of that piece...@mpolonest: I'm the opposite side: BvS grown each time i listened.<br><br>Not the same for MoS ;D@DS<br><br>You are absolutely right, and it was something that I did think about while I was writing the post, I just never clarified it. <br><br>But that also has the opposite effect as well. I've had plenty of scores/songs which originally I liked that I gradually grew to dislike or simply lose interest. One of the most recent ones is BvS, which I enjoyed when it came out but looking back is probably one of my least favorite Zimmer scores.@Edmund @Ds totally agree! This days the only composer that convince me is Steven Price.
Is there a Balfe score that is not very temped? Every single Balfe score I listened to is basically giving an old score a fresh set of paint.mpolonest123: it's difficult to compare scores that are 10 years old and that you had plenty of time to digest, with brand new scores you've only heard a couple of times.<br><br>You said it yourself, when Clash of the Titans came out you thought it was generic and forgettable. It's only later that you noticed all these themes and all the work Djawadi put into it.<br><br>And actually it works like that with any new album released by any major artist. Fans are always like "it sucks, I prefer their previous albums". And yet 5 years later they love all these songs and know them by heart. :-pEdmund: I see your point, and if everyone could become 100% objective it would be actually true. But in practice, our personal tastes play a heavy role in deciding whether a score is interesting or fun or creative or intelligent or enjoyable. Some people like very classical, orchestral music more than anything else; even if JXL was creating the craziest soundtrack ever, his sound palette and synthetic approach alone would be enough to make these people dislike the score and say it's rubbish. The level of detail he put in Tomb Raider is astonishing, but sadly it'll only be noticed by people who are not upset by this style of brutal and synthetic environment. Of course it also works the other way, dry orchestral scores like Giacchino frequently writes do nothing to me, I don't particularly like this kind of sound, so I never spent a lot of time listening to them. As a consequence, I never was able to dissect them to discover all their (I guess) richness, subtleties, etc. So from my point of view, almost all Giacchino scores sound the same way and are not interesting, and I don't understand how and why he keeps getting all those major assignments. That's to say, our personal preferences will always interfere with our judgment, even if we honestly try to be fair.I feel like I see/have this kind of conversation on film music boards all the time. The approach isn't the problem, it's the execution. For example, when Man of Steel came out:<br><br>me: "I'm a bit disappointed by Man of Steel, it has its moments but I don't think it's a very good score overall"<br>fanboys: "JOHN WILLIAMS WAS YESTERDAY, ZIMMER IS TODAY, THIS IS A DIFFERENT SUPERMAN BLAH BLAH BLAH GET OVER IT"<br>me: "...did I mention Williams?"<br><br>or else Mad Max: Fury Road<br><br>me: "Mad Max is a decent score but I feel like the film deserved much more"<br>fanboys: "THERE'S LITERALLY A DUDE ON A DRUM CAR WITH A FLAMETHROWER GUITAR WHAT DID YOU EXPECT"<br>me: "...a composer who does more interesting things with those drums and that guitar?"<br><br>All over the place. It was really aggravating. This is a similar situation A talented film composer can write interesting, engaging music in all sorts of styles, for all sorts of films and under all sorts of directorial conditions. My issue with Tomb Raider isn't that it's not a traditional Jerry Goldsmith adventure score. I never expected that from this film, and certainly not from this composer. It's just not a very interesting or intelligent or enjoyable version of what it's trying to be, and that's the bottom line.@mrzimmerfan <br><br>I completely agree with you. Tomb Raider definitely didnít need a traditional score at all. And I love all the scores youíve mentioned. I even donít have a problem with the approach he took.<br><br>But I just donít like the score as is. We just have to agree to disagree, no harm done. :-)
I don't think he means that, just that it would have been interesting if Jablonsky had gone more into animated movies like Powell did, rather than mostly Michael Bay. I think maybe we got a hint of what that could have been like with Your Highness a few years ago, a score I'll always defend, but yeah...the lack of follow-up to Steamboy is a great tragedy in Jablonsky's career.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.@mpolonest: I will enjoyed more Run All Night than Mad Max, hell, even The Dark Tower.<br><br>But with Tomb Raider, this movie is harsh, with a real character, and an adventure score a la Goldsmith or JNH, will not benefit anything about it. And in there, there is a lot of great sounds and ideas pop up in all the score.<br><br>And this is telling you a guy who LOVE The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, the entire Indiana Jones and Jumanji scores.I don't think Jablonsky is going to be a new John Powell ;)<br><br>But this one of his most notable efforts, i will said that.This is feels like a very temped soundtrack, only that explains why the score is so generic. I wonder which movies music scenes producer-director used to make lorne do this. <br><br>Track 8 - is Tron legacy (dont know maybe he worked on it, powell was involved maybe he was too)

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Jumanji - Welcome To The Jungle
Label: Sony Masterworks
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  1. The Jumanji Overture (3:20)
  2. Digging Up The Past (1:43)
  3. Brantfort High (1:09)
  4. Into The Jungle (1:23)
  5. Out Of Character (2:31)
  6. The Legend Of The Jewel (2:23)
  7. The Adventure Begins (1:40)
  8. Special Abilities (1:16)
  9. The Bikers (3:44)
  10. Van Pelt (1:00)
  11. A Test Of Friendship (1:22)
  12. The Bazaar (1:16)
  13. Snake Charmer (3:41)
  14. The Power Of Bravestone (1:04)
  15. Seaplane McDonough (2:17)
  16. The Missing Piece (1:46)
  17. Lost In Time (1:18)
  18. Flirting With Danger (1:36)
  19. Albino Rhinos (3:44)
  20. Retrieving The Emerald (1:54)
  21. Out Of Lives (1:49)
  22. First Kiss (1:22)
  23. The Jaguars (3:03)
  24. Ring Of Fire (2:07)
  25. Begin The Climb (1:56)
  26. Call Out Its Name (2:23)
  27. Leaving Jumanji (3:03)
  28. An Older Friend (2:40)
  29. Back To School (1:53)
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Michael Fields reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-04 06:54:18
Here are the booklet credits:

Original Score Composed And Produced by

Executive In Charge Of Music For Sony Pictures:

Additional music by

Score recorded and mixed by

Music Editor

Score Technical Engineers

Assistant To Henry Jackman

Music Contractor

Score Conducted By

Digital Score Recordist

Score Orchestrations By

Music Preparation By

Score Mix Assistant

Score Choir Conducted And Contracted By

Score Recorded At

Overdub Musicians

Score Mixed At

Stage Manager

GREG DENNEN (Scoring Stagehand)
DAVID MARQUETTE (Scoring Stagehand)
GREG LOSKORN (Scoring Stage Manager)

Booklet Editing & Design


SONY CLASSICAL Product Development

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JBSO99 reply Replies: 2 || 2017-12-14 14:32:32
Tracklist with track duration:
01. The Jumanji Overture (03:20)
02. Digging Up The Past (01:43)
03. Brantfort High (01:09)
04. Into The Jungle (01:23)
05. Out of Character (02:31)
06. The Legend of the Jewel (02:23)
07. The Adventure Begins (01:40)
08. Special Abilities (01:16)
09. The Bikers (03:44)
10. Van Pelt (01:00)
11. A Test Of Friendship (01:22)
12. The Bazaar (01:16)
13. Snake Charmer (03:41)
14. The Power of Bravestone (01:04)
15. Seaplane McDonough (02:17)
16. The Missing Piece (01:46)
17. Lost In Time (01:18)
18. Flirting With Danger (01:36)
19. Albino Rhinos (03:44)
20. Retrieving the Emerald (01:54)
21. Out of Lives (01:49)
22. First Kiss (01:22)
23. The Jaguars (03:03)
24. Ring of Fire (02:07)
25. Begin The Climb (01:56)
26. Call Out Its Name (02:23)
27. leaving Jumanji (03:03)
28. An Older Friend (02:40)
29. Back To School (01:53)

JBSO992017-12-14 14:33:55
I have already listened to The Jumanji Overture and I must say it sounds really great. Let's see how the rest of the score sounds.

Waymman2017-12-15 16:56:12
Great score! Lots of fun.

Iamtommie reply Replies: 1 || 2017-12-09 10:01:11
I read one or two reviews of the movie and they said that Jackman's score is actually really good. Especially the drums in the score.
I'm exitied!!

JBSO992017-12-10 12:18:41
I really hope so because the movie itself looks really dull, but at least it's a great score. But I would have prefered James Newton Howard to do it as was set before Jackman.

mouseny reply Replies: 1 || 2017-11-30 19:35:06
Is Paul Mounsey secretly composing everything these days?!

Olive2017-12-01 01:37:36
Secretly I do not know, as long as his name appears on the credits. But he's done a lot of stuff on many projects. It is a reflection on the pause that Powell has taken in recent years

Ijnamuj reply Replies: 13 || 2017-11-29 02:01:25
Why does Henry always score the worst movies? Man on a Ledge, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pixels, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Kong: Skull Island, and now Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle! His scores are all great and accompany each film well, it's just that he's not the best at choosing good movies to score.

Edmund Meinerts2017-11-29 10:13:27
I liked Kong! And the trailer for this made me laugh a couple times, which I usually don't at dumb shticky comedy like this...

Brent2017-11-29 10:51:39
I wouldnít say thatís fair. Each composer has had no shortage of terrible movies. Lol!

This should be a fun list:

Jablonsky: Last Witch Hunter, Battleship, Gangster Squad, give or take Transformers
Djawadi: Great Wall, Warcraft, Dracula, Red Dawn, Fright Night
HGW: Cowboys & Aliens, X-Men Origins, Number 23, Flushed Away, Phone Booth
Powell: Knight & Day, Rio, Mars Needs Moms, Robots, Paycheck, Gigli, Evolution
Junkie: Run All Night, Brimstone, Point Break, Kill Your Friends, Paranoia
Zanelli: Disturbia, Masterminds, Mortdecai, Scorpion King 4, Ghost Town

And, letís not forget Zimmer himself: Shark Tale, Itís Complicated, Inferno, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Madagascar (gosh, I HATE those movies), On Stranger Tides, The Dilemma, The Weather Man, Thunderbirds, Pearl Harbor

Olive2017-11-29 11:02:19
Shark Tale, The Fan, Muppets: The Island Treasure, Point of no return, Calendar Girl, Riding in Cars with Boys, Jow Do You No, etc, etc.

Olive2017-11-29 11:02:58
How Do You Know* lol

Simba2017-11-29 11:55:35
"The Fan" is a great movie! What are you talking about?!

Andreas2017-11-29 12:30:46
I've read that this movie got great reviews and an advernture score from Jackman sounds fun to me.

Olive2017-11-29 17:00:41
Maybe you think so, but it was a worldwide failure.

olive2017-11-29 17:01:48
The above response was addressed to @Simba

rockhound2017-11-29 17:38:39
The Fan was not a successful movie, but for me it is also a great movie. great acting, nice cinematography, good suspense and an amazing effective score by zimmer. i think this movie is the first tony scott movie, which showed the typical tony scott music style, that he prefered in his followed movies. some parts has already a bit from Enemy of the State. maybe these are harrys cues.

mpolonest123 2017-11-29 19:02:54
Ehhh The Fan is ok as a film. Itís a good idea that goes overboard in the third act. My problem with Tony Scott is that he wasnít a bad director, but sometimes went more for style over substance (Crimson Tide/Pelham are pretty good though)

As for the score, one of Zimmerís best!

Olive2017-11-29 19:42:14
Yeah, sometimes, by the style, I feel "The Fan" more like a HGW score than Zimmer.

Ds2017-11-30 07:50:11
Is it just me or do the above lists of "terrible movies" actually contain a lot of very nice and enjoyable movies? :-D

Olive2017-11-30 13:12:01
Hehe© 2001-2017 OST 
Jumanji - Welcome To The Jungle soundtrack - Henry Jackman 2017