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For those of you disappointed in this score...remember...This is Bad Boys 3 lol....Have you heard Bad Boys 1+2? Cmon now...relax and take it for what it isI'd be surprised if we don't see some Wallfisch scores this year. He has been so prolific lately, would be weird to suddenly go an entire year without a single assignment.CD coming from LLL!Really liked this score, and the movie wasn't as bad as people claim as well... Benjamin Wallfisch does some very nice stuff, his horror scores are always on point like It 1 & 2, Annabelle: Creation, A Cure for Wellness...<br><br>I know he's gonna deliver it with Mortal Kombat even if the movie isn't that good. But kind of a bummer that his next scheduled project comes out in 2021 LOL'Cause maybe the expected all the cues from the sessions
I like this music!The #balfeness !!!! Has outdone himself on Bad Boys for Life.<br>A nod to the last but brought it up to date.<br>This and 6 Underground has blown me away with Balfe’s musici can't understand, when someone is saying "it REMINDS of mw2" when those mentioned cues are completely re-used 1:1. it's identical, sometimes layered with mancinas themes. it doesn't just remind you of mw2 when lorne seriously uses the identical tracks or parts from mw2 -_-<br><br>@bayhem: then listen to it. i'm not a fan of lorne, but his work there is real fun and some real good action cues. with the themes of Zimmer, it's crazy that it's just a game. one of or maybe THE best work of lorne!Colleague of mine (a film score fan too) asked me which new Balfe score is better in my opinion - Bad Boys for Life or 6 Underground?<br><br>Honestly - and as much as I praised BB3 - I couldn't decide......<br><br><br>Both movies have a lot of songs, which is something I don't like. Look at Transformers. There are songs too but they don't overshadow the score. The score is still the star and that's why people flood Steve's Twitter with praise. Day after day. <br><br>But sadly for Lorne, his recent work in film WAS indeed overshadowed by the random songs. If they didn't rely on songs so much, I'm sure that 6 Underground would've been the crown jewel for Lorne. It's a big, big movie that begs for equally big and memorable score (though we can't really expect Transformners-syze score). <br><br>At the end of the day, Lorne did good on 6 Underground but it was just a small sign of what COULD have been.....Some of the action bits, yeah......
This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...<br>....................<br><br><br>It's bigger than that.....<br><br>After all, this is a Bruckheimer production. His movies established Hans and the entire MV/RC sound. His movies are known for their awesome scores. Scores that are populrar with the ordinary viewers as well.  But 2008 onward, things changed.....Back in the 90's and early 2000's every single Bruckheimer film had a spectacular score. Powerful, melodic themes, cues that stayed with you, scores that attracted the attention of the average Joe. <br><br>Nowadays tho, we don't have that. Hell, when was the last time a (newer) action score from MV/RC-related composer was praised the way 'The Rock' was praised?<br><br>Lorne's Mission Impossible? No. Not even close. <br><br><br>Personally, I like what Lorne did with BB3, especially with the emotional cues. But put it next to Mancina's work. I mean it's not even a contest. The Mancina score is one memorable, melodic track after another. There's not a single boring track. Every track is a banger. <br><br>But the newer scores? They have two or three tracks that are  good and everything else is.......utterly forgettable.<br><br>I blame it on the lack of themes. Orchestra or not, more scores need to have actual themes.Some cues sound like Speed 2Guess I'm the only person around here who hasn't listened to the Modern Warfare 2 score. So I can't really have an opinion on this matter..... lolThis right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...Everyone keep mentionning mw2 but those drums reminded me of...skylanders giants lol! Just listen to the track « Arena battle » and let me know
The clips are on his Facebook page.2/5 stars? Why are people hating on this?Me tooExcited!!!God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)
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  2. Reckless (1:26)
  3. Family Photos (1:03)
  4. Ghost Town (1:22)
  5. Shattered (1:02)
  6. Crawl Space (2:41)
  7. Red Eyes (3:52)
  8. Tag Team (1:44)
  9. Wounded (1:04)
  10. Gas Station Attack (1:56)
  11. Trapped (1:05)
  12. Open Water (2:48)
  13. Years Lost (2:40)
  14. Battle Plan (3:23)
  15. Gator Nest (2:52)
  16. Dive (3:22)
  17. Drowning (1:46)
  18. Survival (1:18)
  19. Washed Out (1:24)
  20. Swim For It (1:35)
  21. Higher Ground (2:01)
  22. Confessions (1:00)
  23. Death Roll (1:46)
  24. Help Arrives (1:58)
  25. Haley's Theme (2:12)
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Boris reply Replies: 3 || 2019-08-28 14:51:14
So Balfe is now doing the new Brad Pitt movie Ad Astra?when does he sleep?

Interesting news because I thought they had Max Richter on it for ages ?


ThePhantasm2019-08-29 03:27:43
I love Balfe a lot but wtf this is too much. I was interested in listen to what Max would of done.


mpolonest123 2019-08-29 04:27:13
Yeah this is getting a bit crazy (no hate on Balfe though, man’s making a living).

I think because of his ability to write as fast as he does, more producers tend to trust him with these projects and meeting the deadlines. Also having Lorne on a score usually means a pretty safe bet on the style of music.

I haven’t been keeping up with all of his output as of late (because honestly, who can?) but it seems like you either get “Good Lorne” (MI6, Lego Batman, Geostorm) or “Bad Lorne” (PR:U, Hurricane Heist). Honestly, I would much rather have him focus his attention on some bigger projects where he can write quality music, as opposed to spreading himself thin.


ThePhantasm2019-08-29 18:46:29
Yeah Hurricane heist was horrible, I'd be so excited to hear what he'd do with a super hero movie. It has taken forever

johny555 reply Replies: 4 || 2019-08-23 19:39:14
LOL, Lorne is co-composing "Ad Astra" with Max Richter, that guy is everywhere


Miralsice2019-08-23 21:11:35
Seriously? Why they make this decision? They want to sound like Interstellar or what?


johny5552019-08-23 22:22:29
I have no idea why, filmmusicreporter wrote about it...


Ahmad2019-08-24 02:41:53
GITS 2.0? I hope not.


Anonymous2019-08-24 20:55:52
Lorne has nothing to do with interstellar

iamtommie44 reply Replies: 8 || 2019-08-14 23:07:44
Soooo... Balfe is scoring the new HBO Series 'His Dark Materials'.

I'm glad that Lorne gets so much work, but I really wanted somebody else for this series.

Lorne is doing so much, that I'm afraid some things will turn out generic. Hope this doesn't happen. But we'll see (hear).

No very excited at the moment, but maybe this will change when I hear it.


Edmund Meinerts2019-08-15 10:32:18
Yeah it's an underwhelming choice for me. Balfe feels like the guy you get when you want "good enough", or when you need a score turned over in a really short time. Doesn't speak to much ambition on the showrunners' part when it comes to the music in this series. I'm sure it won't be bad, but I doubt it will be amazing.


Mikeal 2019-08-16 22:22:10
Typical Edmund response!!
Balfe doesn’t always write the most amazing scores but when he does it’s the best.if Balfe was only “good enough” why do the world top directors want to work with him ????????
Also film music doesn’t have to sound like it’s from the 1960’s all the time.Balfe seems to choose projects that don’t always require big melodies all the time.


Knight2019-08-16 22:49:56
Nice strawmanning there Mikeal


Steve2019-08-17 06:37:11
Edmund maybe listen and watch the show first before being negative about it?


Edmund Meinerts2019-08-17 09:23:53
Been a while since one of Balfe's paid (or unpaid?) shills had a go at me. I'm almost nostalgic. :p


Micheal2019-08-17 10:00:27
Poor Edmund thinks disagreeing is having a go !thought this page was about crawl and the music by Aruj and Steffen????they did a great job and the film was fun.


superultramegaa2019-08-17 18:41:18
Poor Micheal thinks Mikeal's response is simple disagreement when it contains sentences like;

"Also film music doesn’t have to sound like it’s from the 1960’s all the time." Implying that's the only music Edmund likes.

Also, poor Micheal thinks pages can't have any other discussion other than the movies on them! (Plus, considering the fact that Balfe does do projects in a short time span all the time, it's not exactly negative to point out that producers hire him for that task too much.)


Mephariel2019-08-17 19:48:06
This is seems like HBO wanting to get Djawadi and couldn't get him so they get the guy next door.

Honestly, they should have gone for Wallfisch or Harry Gregson-Williams (probably too busy with Mulan).

Scorefan reply Replies: 0 || 2019-08-15 00:31:46
The movie is awesome, the score is great. Excellent work from Max and Stteffen

theGordo reply Replies: 0 || 2019-07-18 22:46:15
Recently in China, a movie was released called Looking Up, and the soundtrack was released with Steffen Thum's score and main theme/additional music by Lorne Balfe.

Iamtommie44 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-07-12 23:37:40
It appears that this movie is pretty good.
It has a 88% on RT and I personally liked it a lot!


Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2019-07-11 20:48:25
That track list sound like fun score to me. I can't wait to hear all tracks till midnight.

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