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what the hell is Quaker steak and lube????I disagree on Catwoman. I love Zimmer's theme and I thought it is one of his most underrated themes.Loved the new tracks!<br><br>Hans & Chris really did something special.<br><br>I enjoyed the Tenet score, but honestly Ludwig's work doesn't compare to Zimmer's. I just hope they work together again instead of Chris choosing Ludwig as his main collaborator from now on.Agreed.<br><br>I don’t know, TDKR feels a little oppressive to me in comparison with BB and TDK , probably as a result of Nolan’s musical tastes veering away from symphonic to more abstract. Reading the new book on Nolan gives me the impression that he has a very similar approach to his music as he does his filmmaking. With that said though, TDKR is still a solid conclusion to the franchise. Bane’s theme is excellent and the culmination of the various “Bat-Themes” do feel well earned. Catwoman’s theme is solid, but for some reason is dropped from most of the movie in favor of the repeating two-note phrase.<br><br>@Moggyman<br>Honestly I feel as if JNH’s work on the first two Hunger Games sequels showed a strong improvement in writing and theme building. The last score was a bit too much of a pastiche, but orchestrally a stronger fit than the first one. And “Crimes of Grindelwald” is easily one of the best sequel scores in the past few years (alongside Star Wars and HTTYD). Unfortunately we still don’t have a good album situation for that though. -_-Counterpoint: I liked Crimes of Grindelwald more than the first Fantastic Beasts. And forget Hanging Tree - "Air Raid Drill" from the first and "Sewer Attack" from the second Mockingjay are the best cues from that series. Plus, JNH honestly hasn't worked on that many sequels so we don't really have enough to go on here. <br><br>I think having JNH on board for Catwoman would have done wonders for this score. Hans' theme is okay, but feels like a bit of an afterthought compared to Bane.
TDK & TDKR have amazing theme suites.<br><br>But as for the scores in film, they don't even get close to Batman Begins !I like Tom but idk he's gone downhill in my book. Alita was boring, i was over the moon excited for Terminator cause that was a perfect mix and it was disappointed big time. I'd love to hear Steve Jablonsky tackle that and get back to being as great as he used to, he has been phoning it in big time latelyOk, before I eat my words, JNH did create the Hanging Tree in Mockingjay p1 which was good, but nothing else other than that in the sequels.For being the so called "weakest", it's very good. And if you think that Bane's theme is repetitive, I would say the same about the Joker's theme in TDK (to me they are both good though). <br><br>Now in all fairness, JNH could have probably added good material to the score since he's a genius, but I personally think he doesn't do well on sequels. Sure, in TDK he gave harvey dent a theme that resonated with his character (but was similar to material already used in BB). Yet, if you look at his work in the hunger games, its seems to me that he couldn't bring something both new and compelling to the sequels as he did in the first movie. I will agree with you that Batman Begins has the best music of the series though.After re-listening to this one, it's clearly the weakest of the trilogy. Of course it's not bad, the new themes are pretty good (though I think Bane's theme is a bit too repetitive and dry at times), there's still emotional moments, but JNH's absence really left a hole in this score.<br><br>I get to an extent that's the point, that all of Bruce's potential for a happy life is gone, but even the emotional tracks to me have nowhere near the emotional resonance that JNH's themes brought to the films. <br><br>"Come With Me" is the best example, where the slow emotional Selina Kyle chords just don't leave much of an impact. Definitely could have used JNH's "Courthouse Pt. 1" or the main theme from "Bruce Left For Dead" to emphasize Bruce's giving up of a quiet life. <br><br>Of course I still appreciate the way the 2 note motif is developed into a theme of its own, as well as the score as a whole, but then you get tracks like "Many Forms of Immortality" which just emphasize how much more effective the thematic work in Batman Begins was.
It could also be Tom, who worked on Run All Night, and is already an established DC composer<br>Either way I'll be happyI lowkey think James is gonna score the Black Adam movie. it's the same director from Jungle Cruise so I'm sure he'll be brought along for itsameNo no, it's just a fake rumor. I was just responding to that MusoPT guy who made it sound like it's totally inconceivable that Balfe could ever be replaced.Wait!<br>So has Balfe been replaced due to having other projects?<br>I thought it had been completed?
Why was there the change of composers?...wouldn't being really busy be an argument *for* him possibly being replaced? When you're signed on to 10 movies and release schedules are being constantly pushed around because nobody has a clue when theaters are going to open again, you shouldn't be surprised if eventually you might run into some conflicts.Jackman is not replacing Balfe! <br>Balfe is the most busiest composer at the moment so he isn’t going to get replaced last minute!!!!!Thank you for your replies. On IMDB she is listed.Alright, after re-listening to the score, I've made a few educated guesses of what the additional composers did, based on what we know about the score and their previous work. Note that none of this is confirmed by Hybrid, just my opinion.<br><br>Lorne Balfe: Seems to practically be a co-composer here. I hear a lot of him in this score. It seems he did Invasion (as he's known for contributing trailer music to films he works on) seemingly the suites "Brooding", "Deciphering the Signal", "Battle", and the one we know he cowrote, "Journey Suite". Based on this here's my guess as to what he contributed. <br><br>Soccent Attack - Sounds like his style, probably him arranging AllSpark and Decepticon material. <br><br>Keller's Briefing - Arrangement of "Deciphering the Signal"<br><br>Deciphering the Signal - Obviously another arrangement of "Deciphering the Signal" with Batman Begins-like action at the end.<br><br>Sam's Pink Bike Ride (Part 2) - Sounds like an arrangement of "Brooding" material. <br><br>(Possibly?) Are You LadiesMan217? - Some arrangement of "Brooding" and "Journey Suite" material, although hard to say whether the theme at 1:10 is Steve's or Lorne's. Could be Steve arranging Lorne material, as it sounds more Jablonsky-esque to me. <br><br>Autobots to the Rescue - Could be Steve imitating Batman Begins style, but sounds far too Lorne for me to not consider it a co-written track. <br><br>Sector 7 Chase - Part 1 sounds more Jablonsky than Lorne, but there's no question to me that part 2 has a lot of Balfe in there. <br><br>Where Is My Car? - Batman Begins-like again, probably Lorne solo, or Lorne and Steve<br><br>Decepticons Mobilize (Part 2) - Arrangement of "Brooding"<br><br>Freeway Fight - Battle version of Decepticon theme from "Brooding"<br><br>Stumble Bumble (Part 1) & (Part 2 Alternate) - Arrangement of "Journey Suite", second part not used in the film sounds like Steve & Lorne Combo to me. Film version of part 2 sounds pure Steve to me. <br><br>You're A Soldier Now (Parts 1 & 3) - Lorne being heavily involved in the final battle is known, and Parts 1 and 3 have arrangements of Lorne material. I'm also fairly certain that Lorne wrote the Optimus vs Megatron theme from Part 3 and "Optimus vs Megatron".<br><br>Optimus vs Megatron - Finale of theme introduced in "You're A Soldier Now (Part 3)" as well as the "Journey / AllSpark" theme which could be Lorne's or Steve's. <br><br>Trevor Morris: I can infer from his work on Pirates 2, The Island, and the one track we know he worked on. <br><br>Soldiers Arrive - Not sure why, but I've always assumed this military theme was Morris'.<br><br>Arctic 1897 - Dark theme that reminds me a lot of his work from Pirates 2. <br><br>Scorponok - Known fact that he co-wrote this. <br><br>Hoover Dam - Arrangement of military theme<br><br>Transforming -  Same theme from Arctic 1897<br><br>Sam on the Roof (Part 2) - Arrangement of theme from Scorponok, though could be Steve or Lorne arranging it.<br><br>Optimus vs Megatron - A slight hint to the Military theme when they begin attacking Blackout, and Scorponok theme reprisal, once again could be Steve or Lorne arranging these themes. <br><br>Creeper Suite / A Call to Arms (Unused) - Original music for Optimus' Epilogue, contains arrangement of military theme. <br><br>Jay Flood: Can be inferred from his work on Transformers: The Game, his overall more orchestral writing, and his contributions to Nightmare on Elm Street, Sims 3, and Desperate Housewives. <br><br>Camaro on the Run - Definitely has a TF: The Game sound to it overall. As well as a bit of Thomas Newman-esque music. <br><br>Witwicky (Parts 1-3) - Definitely some of his style here along with Steve's overall Desperate Housewives-esque music. <br><br>Decepticons 2 Suite / Frenzy - The suspenseful strings make me think of Flood's Nightmare on Elm Street work, and the brass writing seems more characteristic of him than Jablonsky to me, though it was still probably a co-written suite. <br><br>Tense Action Suite - Once again reminds me of Flood's Nightmare suspenseful string writing, probably at least co-composed with Jablonsky. <br><br>Clay Duncan - I can guess somewhat based on his contributions to "The Island" but otherwise I don't know much about him so I'm not sure about any of the inferences I'm about the make. <br><br>Angry Camaro - This sort of drone music sounds like it could be him as his contributions were very electronic in The Island.<br><br>Bumblebee vs Barricade - Strange electronics and sounds plus more minimalist writing make me think Duncan. <br><br>Tow Truck Charge - Definitely has The Island's sound. Could be Trevor Morris too. <br><br>TJ Lindgreen: I know so little about his style except he works with Elfman and did additional music for TF: The Game so not much I can say for what he did. <br><br>Belly Shot(?) - The ethereal choir style sounds somewhat like TF: The Game's score and Elfman's choir. <br><br>Not to Hear That(?) - Maybe he composed this motif for Mikaela that also appeared in "Belly Shot". <br><br>Surreal Mikaela(?) - Once again I'm hoping the specific choir sound is part of his style. <br><br>Anything I didn't mention is a track I'm assuming is all Jablonsky. Please note that I'm not trying to take away from Steve's work on this score, and that for most of these track I'm assuming Steve had some involvement in as well, I'm just speculating for fun because I've always wanted to know who did what on this score.
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Henry JackmanJeff MorrowKazuma JinnouchiMaverick Dugger
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Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Label: Sony Classical
Length: 59'39
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  1. Mewtwo Awakes (1:19)
    Henry Jackman
  2. Catching A Cubone (2:05)
    Henry Jackman, Kazuma Jinnouchi
  3. Bad News (1:17)
    Henry Jackman, Jeff Morrow
  4. Howard Clifford (0:56)
    Henry Jackman
  5. Ryme City (2:11)
    Henry Jackman
  6. A Key To The Past (2:06)
    Henry Jackman
  7. Aipom Attacks (1:58)
    Henry Jackman
  8. On The Case (1:26)
    Henry Jackman, Kazuma Jinnouchi, Jeff Morrow
  9. Childhood Memories (1:42)
    Henry Jackman, Evan Goldman
  10. Buddies (1:08)
    Henry Jackman
  11. The Interrogation Of Mr. Mime (1:53)
    Henry Jackman, Kazuma Jinnouchi
  12. The Roundhouse (1:50)
    Henry Jackman, Jeff Morrow
  13. Pikachu Vs. Charizard (3:06)
    Henry Jackman, Jeff Morrow
  14. Embrace (3:07)
    Henry Jackman
  15. Digging Deeper (3:55)
    Henry Jackman, Kazuma Jinnouchi, Maverick Dugger
  16. Unauthorized Access (3:38)
    Henry Jackman, Evan Goldman
  17. Greninja & Torterra (2:59)
    Henry Jackman, Evan Goldman
  18. The Forest Of Healing (3:53)
    Henry Jackman, Jeff Morrow
  19. Shock To The System (1:19)
    Henry Jackman
  20. Save The City (1:07)
    Henry Jackman
  21. True Colors (2:11)
    Henry Jackman
  22. Merge To One (2:08)
    Henry Jackman
  23. Game On (1:05)
    Henry Jackman, Evan Goldman
  24. Ditto Battle (2:26)
    Henry Jackman, Evan Goldman
  25. Howard Unplugged (2:35)
    Henry Jackman, Jeff Morrow
  26. Epiphany (2:22)
    Henry Jackman, Jeff Morrow
  27. Together (2:20)
    Henry Jackman
  28. Midnight Demo (Japanese Bonus Track) (1:37)
    Henry Jackman
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Edmund Meinerts reply Replies: 1 || 2019-07-17 11:45:21
Strange and unexpected collection of additional guys for this score, Jeff Morrow who I associate with Christophe Beck rather than RC and then Kazuma Jinnouchi?! What happened to Jackman's regular dudes like Alex Belcher, Halli Cauthery etc?

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Hybrid Soldier2019-07-17 12:30:51
Jeff & Alex & Evan Goldman are regular Jackman team now. Alex scored a bunch of projects, hence his absence here.

Then you have Halli, Anthony Willis or Mounsey doing all sorts of things when available.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2019-07-17 09:00:53
Gavin Greenaway is the conductor

Leo reply Replies: 2 || 2019-07-17 03:22:26
Kazuma Jinnouchi helped Jackman, that's a pleasant surprise!


Mephariel2019-07-17 05:47:48
Yep. Jinnouchi is a pretty talented composer.


ThePhantasm2019-07-17 08:06:36
He did a great job with Halo

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 2 || 2019-07-16 19:00:15
Composer credits, for those interested.


mpolonest123 2019-07-16 19:25:25
Thanks Hybrid. It’s cool to see that Jackman worked solo on the strongest cues in the score. I wonder why the end credits piece was not included on the album though.


DT-20172019-07-16 23:17:16
Probably because it includes the OG Pokemon theme.

DT-2017 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-05-16 23:03:24
This is an okay score. Nothing super spectacular, but it fits the movie very well. The only issue I really took is that the end credits arrangement of the Pokemon video game theme is absent from the CD - I would wager quite a few people bought the CD just for that only to be disappointed. For me, it would have ended the CD perfectly.

Anybody know why it was left off? Something Nintendo told them 'no' on?

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 9 || 2019-04-19 16:06:45
As someone who grew up with Pokémon as a kid, I am super pumped to see how Jackman approaches this. Seeing how the marketing is skewing to 80’s music (and the visuals have that neon color scheme to match the noir tone) I wonder if this will be either be fully orchestral or synthesizered.


mpolonest123 2019-04-19 16:08:08
And if he will incorporate any music from the show/games....


PikaPika2019-04-19 17:31:04
.....synthesizered


mpolonest123 2019-05-03 07:15:24
So Jackman did end up leaning heavily on the synths for this one.

While there are no standout themes here, I do think it’s a fun little score overall. “Ryme City” particularly sticks out to me as a great throwback type cue.


MrZimmerFan2019-05-06 14:34:04
There is a plenty of interesting synths here, but mostly it's ok.

Far for other works like Kingsman or Jumanji.


mpolonest123 2019-05-06 15:07:23
Jackman is one of those composers who I generally like, but not love. The only scores that he has done that have “wowed” me are both Kingsmans and to a lesser extent; Winter Soldier. (Birth of a Nation is also pretty solid)

Outside of those, most of his music ranges from fun to serviceable imo. He is talented for sure, but I’m still waiting for something else that blows me away.


JBSO992019-05-06 19:37:49
In my opinion, his Kingsman scores, Kick-Ass and his Wreck-It Ralph scores are the few great things I've heard from him, the rest being from good to generic.

I think he really has talent, but not many times is able to show it properly.

And I also think he works better in collaboration scores (like the ones with Matthew Margeson or his contributions to scores like At World's End)


anon2019-05-07 00:10:43
It's amazing how much better everyone magically sounds when working on a Zimmer score ;-).


mpolonest123 2019-05-07 01:21:52
^^ Wreck-it-Ralph, Jumanji, Predator, etc. are all good examples of scores that are enjoyable enough, but never quite impressed me on the same level as some of his peers. To his credit though, Jackman does have a fairly distinctive voice, with a slight hint of Silvestri.

I did forget to mention one of my faves from him, “First Class”.


MrZimmerFan2019-05-07 11:15:21
Jumanji and The Predator, at least for me, are from his best works.

Even First Class, with The Last Stand, my favs for X-Men

T-Mann034 reply Replies: 4 || 2019-05-02 19:20:59
I'm listening to this soundtrack right now...


George2019-05-02 21:07:25
Thoughts? I haven’t heard it yet but I have it downloaded


Knight2019-05-02 21:28:27
According to a friend that listens to EVERYTHING, its a nothingburger.


George2019-05-02 21:59:34
Bummer, I was sorta looking forward to this one. I’ll still give it a listen, but I was hoping this would be another Jackman hit.


T-Mann0362019-05-03 01:39:00
Actually, it's a somethingburger. Most of the tracks have some OK, but very humorous. And one track had me in the feels. Overall, it's an above average soundtrack.

Vivien reply Replies: 0 || 2019-05-02 22:59:07
Ok Pixels has a music twin brother now lol

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2019-04-19 13:57:37
Aviadable 3rd May

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