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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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  1. Bad Boys For Life (2:47)
    Lorne Balfe (Mark Mancina)
  2. It's Good Shit Lieutenant (3:19)
    Lorne Balfe, Steffen Thum (Mark Mancina)
  3. Take Back What's Ours (2:09)
    Lorne Balfe, Steven Davis
  4. We're Dangerous People (3:46)
    Lorne Balfe, Sven Faulconer (Mark Mancina)
  5. What Else You Got (3:13)
    Lorne Balfe (Mark Mancina)
  6. Prayer (3:12)
    Lorne Balfe (Mark Mancina)
  7. God's Gun (2:37)
    Lorne Balfe (Mark Mancina)
  8. The Truth (4:52)
    Lorne Balfe, Max Aruj, Steven Davis (Mark Mancina)
  9. Promise To God (2:59)
    Lorne Balfe (Mark Mancina)
  10. We Ride Together, We Die Together (6:02)
    Lorne Balfe (Mark Mancina)
  11. Ambulance Heist (2:59)
    Lorne Balfe, Max Aruj, Steven Davis (Mark Mancina)
  12. One Last Time (1:57)
    Lorne Balfe
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MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 2 || 2020-10-24 14:21:26
Coming soon

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Iamtommie442020-10-24 14:40:04
When?! That is amazing!

Hybrid Soldier2020-10-24 14:41:56
Next week if everything goes as planned ! lol

Knight reply Replies: 1 || 2020-10-17 10:37:21
Jungleland is getting released in cinemas and on streaming Nov. 6 and 10 respectively. I hope Lorne's score gets a release alongside it, as the film sounds like it has some good scoring potential.

MrZimmerFan2020-10-17 20:10:14
If is Paramount, expect a digital release, but this people is certainly very difficult to guess...

Iamtommie44 reply Replies: 0 || 2020-04-03 23:55:53
Black Widow has been moved to Nov. 6th, so we'll het Balfe's sckre at the end of the year.

Mulan has been moved to July 24th.

123 reply Replies: 13 || 2020-03-31 12:31:11
Lorne is scoring Black Widow... 2020 gets crazier every single day

Knight2020-03-31 13:09:42
Wow, an MCU score I might actually like for once. xD

Edmund Meinerts2020-03-31 14:51:57
Crazier? I can't think of many things *less* crazy than a Lorne Balfe replacement score

Mephariel2020-03-31 14:58:32
Someone at Disney really wants Desplat gone. This is the second time he has been replaced on a major assignment.

Hybrid Soldier2020-03-31 15:27:03
Replaced ?

On the first he just sort of left. Wouldn't be surprised to be the case here again.

Jack Afrogarrix 2020-03-31 18:19:11
According To, it Is true Lorne Balfe Is Scoring Black Widow.

Wow this guy Is the Best, this is the first time balfe scoring an MCU since Iron Man(worked as an additional music). I can't believe that Alexandre Desplat, who is a good composer left the film just like I remember Rogue One. Well, Now i Hope that Lorne Balfe makes a great score just like he does always.

theGordo2020-03-31 20:57:36
I think Lorne teased this some time ago by sending a picture of researching Russian music on insta (maybe)

HunterTech2020-04-01 00:11:25
Yup, which makes me wonder if they had to wait before announcing it, considering Desplat was still being listed in posters prior to the delay.

Hybrid Soldier2020-04-01 00:28:00
Score is recorded already.

Mr.Unbreakable2020-04-01 00:58:05
Hybrid, do you know how long Lorne had to score?

Hybrid Soldier2020-04-01 00:59:06
No idea but he was on it for a bit, I think.

Mr.Unbreakable2020-04-01 01:03:30
So it won't be a last minute and hasty job?

Scorefan2020-04-02 00:13:46
Hybrid, Desplat left Rogue One just for his own idea? I know he left that movie beacuse schedule conflict for the reshoots.
But for Black Widow seems that the replacement was since months ago with Lorne writing and recording the score at the same time

HunterTech2020-04-02 20:51:48
Rogue One is a bit of an odd one. From what I'd heard, Desplat had joined on the condition he'd be allowed to do his own thing and not ape Williams. But once they decided to overhaul the film, they pressured him to go that exact direction. Things stayed still for a while (in which he still got paid) before he was finally let go very late into production. So the idea he sorta just left is interesting, so I'm curious to hear what that was about.

For BW, it seems very likely to me that Marvel simply were unsure about Alexandre's music, so I'm guessing they hired Balfe to do some demos and decided from there. Who knows what the exact timeline is, but I'd wager it'd have to at least be this year if he's been on it a bit. Especially with AD's name having stayed on the posters during it.

Mike Lowery reply Replies: 0 || 2020-02-14 05:37:54
Chronological order of the tracks

1. Take Back What's Ours
2. Prayer
3. Ambulance Heist (First half of this track is the balcony fight. Second half is the actual ambulance heist that comes before Take Back What's Ours. Place track where you want.
4. We're Dangerous People
5. God's Gun
6. One Last Time
7. Promise to God (First half is when Mike leaves Marcus to go to Mexico. Second half is when Marcus tells Mike he won't help him)
8. It's Good Shit Lieutenant
9. The Truth
10. We Ride Together, We Die Together (End Credits Suite)
11. Bad Boys for Life (Not Used in Film)
12. What Else You Got? (Not Used in Film)

Antoine reply Replies: 1 || 2020-02-05 08:22:27
Which score is the one where Will Smith and Vanessa Hudgens enter the garage.

Mike Lowery2020-02-14 05:28:00
A cue that's not on the release

Knight reply Replies: 4 || 2020-02-04 15:28:15
Composer credits:

Lorne Balfe (Mark Mancina)

Lorne Balfe, Steffen Thum (Mark Mancina)

Lorne Balfe, Steve Davis

Lorne Balfe, Sven Faulconer (Mark Mancina)

Lorne Balfe (Mark Mancina)

Lorne Balfe (Mark Mancina)

Lorne Balfe (Mark Mancina)

Lorne Balfe, Max Aruj, Steve Davis (Mark Mancina)

Lorne Balfe (Mark Mancina)

Lorne Balfe (Mark Mancina)

Lorne Balfe, Max Aruj, Steve Davis (Mark Mancina)

Lorne Balfe

Mr.Unbreakable2020-02-05 00:10:33
Where did you get them?

Knight2020-02-05 00:22:34
Spotify, so they might not be entirely correct but it listed the credits for Abominable which all checked out with the cuesheet, so make of these what you will.

Mr.Unbreakable2020-02-05 00:45:12
Thanks so much Knight.

Knight2020-02-05 00:53:55
No problem.

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 3 || 2020-02-01 09:55:33
@Hybrid, it is true, Balfe did additional music for The Rhythm Section?

I know about the Lisa did aditional stuff for the movie, but this... holy cow

Hybrid Soldier2020-02-01 10:12:06
Nope I don't think so.

MrZimmerFan2020-02-01 10:16:49
Ok, thanks!

Hybrid Soldier2020-02-01 10:39:32
He was already credited on imdb before Mazzaro was in, I asked him, he said he didn't.

Lejti reply Replies: 32 || 2020-01-20 15:30:09
I wonder if the Modern Warfare 2 favela music which was in the movie, that will be on the album or not.

Evenstar2020-01-20 21:37:25
Damn I knew I heard some MW2 in the score! Glad I'm not alone. :D

Lejti2020-01-20 21:46:08
Yep, i think it was in the movie 2 times, first the motorcycle chase scene, second the action scene in the end

MrZimmerFan2020-01-23 13:49:20
Can confirm is in the album

rockhound2020-01-23 16:56:32
We're Dangerous People

jim west2020-01-23 18:19:15
Modern Warfare 2 is a lot in the album!

- It's Good Shit Lieatenant
- We're Dangerous People
- What Else You Got (Bad Boys Remix)
- God's Gun (Bad Boys Remix)
- We Ride Together, We Die Together (Bad Boys Remix)

FaresTdkr2020-01-23 18:55:37
why his music always sound the same...if he doesn't have time why he keep scoring more and more films per year? is it all about money?

Knight2020-01-23 18:59:14
Please enlighten me on how Bad Boys 3 sounds the same as Lego Batman or Genius: Picasso

Mr.Unbreakable2020-01-23 19:40:38
Mancina's theme + Ad Astra + MW:2= Bad boys for Life.

jim west2020-01-24 09:28:40
i don't know what to think about the use of mw2. i mean, i love his work for mw2, it's TOO good to be just a score for a game, a wider audience should hear this, so i'm kind of happy to hear some parts of it here. BUT somehow, it's kind of a lazy move just to copy that 1:1. some cues are untouched and some cues are layered with some themes of mancina. i would be interested to know what was he thinking while doing this?

i followed his video uploads on his social media channels, where he showed some snippets of the orchestra and i truly loved that. but while hearing at the score, i'm dissappointed to hear the quality as it sounds like synth. i mean that typically Balfe synth sound quality. if he uses truly orchestra, than it's a shame and pitty that it sounds like synths in the end. he needs a better recording or mixing or whatever to get rid of that synth-quality-design and having the true-orchestra feeling

MrZimmerFan2020-01-24 09:38:27
Because that parts are sampled drums and there are no real?

jim west2020-01-24 09:47:06
as for the drums, yes, i would understand. but the orchestra? you're recording the strings from a real orchestra, so why the downgrade in sound-quality?

johny5552020-01-24 10:05:27
I love Lorne´s music and all, but I am genuinely wondering, why they decided to re-use MW2 so much in the score

Mr Tweedy2020-01-24 10:39:17
Please could you give me the exact name of the track from MW2 that is used in BB3? I’d like to compare both!

Felix2020-01-24 11:07:35
I really like this score!
Sure he used Mancina's Theme, that's allright cool, I don't hear anything similar to Ad Astra....don't know why somebody compare this score with Ad Astra....
That MW2 sounds are very great, he don't copy himself, he just used the Drums, what's definitely be OK!!

I don't know why people always want to compare scores....Everybody use his own Temp Music sometimes, that's normal!

jim west2020-01-24 11:46:32
@ Mr Tweedy:

MW2 has hundred of cues, which has all the special atmosphere and sound-effects, but try listen to these cues to understand what i and others mean:

- Guerilla Tactics
- Guerilla
- Contingency
- Breach
- Retreat and Reveille

Funny thing, play the cue "Guerilla Tactics" from MW2 and let Shazam try to find out what track that is. It shows me as "Lorne Balfe - We're Dangerous People" from BB3 :D

jim west2020-01-24 11:55:21
As for Ad Astra, unfortunately i can't hear anything from Ad Astra aswell :/ It's just MW2 mixed with Mancinas themes for me. And the cues from MW2, they aren't just drums, all the guitars, melodies, vibes, even the choir or the voices are included. The above mentioned cues from MW2 are not complete, there are plenty of them, but these will give you the idea of what we've mentioned. Again, i'm not mad, i'm happy that a wider audience can hear these cues, but then again, on MW2 they sounded better and fresher than on the BB3 score (i mean the quality of the recordings - you can hear the cues and instruments more directly. On the BB3 score it sounds like being in a bathroom hearing to the MW2 score). And as i said earlier, i would like to understand or know what Lorne thought about using all these cues. Time pressure? Unused opportunity for a wider audience? And then again that synth-sound even using a real orchestra :/

Evenstar2020-01-24 14:22:47
I'm highly disappointed by the score... Lorne went the very easy way and recycled the MW2 score as well as the Mancina theme in almost every track. Like seriously... the only thing u here is MW2, Main Theme and lot of rustle-synth score. 1/10! No effort went in this score and I dont say that often.

grizzlymv2020-01-24 17:26:30
honnestly, I do get why people refer to MW2, but to be honest, it's not the same. With the amount of time I heard that score, I can say that it uses the same drums, and a pattern that is quite similar to the one used in MW2, but it is not a copy/paste. It's no different to me than Junkie XL re-using the same pattern of drum in all of his recent scores since Mad Max. When it comes from the same composer, I guess it's normal to have works that parts that similar from a score to another. Just think of John Murphy who re-use his powerful theme from Sunshine in a lot of his scores (28 weeks later, kick-ass, etc).

Actually I'm quite glad he re-used the themes from Mancina as that was, to me at least, a big miss for BB2 even though Rabin and Jablonsky did a great job. It's like doing a James Bond movie without the Bond theme. It might be good, but it miss the little something that gel everything together. ;) I really like what Lorne did on this one. Even though he re-used the theme, he made them his own, in a similar way he did with MI Fallout, while sometime paying homage to the original ones. ;) My 2 cents.

Mr.Unbreakable2020-01-24 18:18:24
"It's good shit lieutenant" The principle is based on Thomas Newman's Bond. "Take back what's ours" and "the truth" is Ad astra

SPECTER2020-01-24 20:24:28
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)

SPECTER2020-01-24 20:25:48
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)

Dudu2020-01-25 09:38:16
Everyone keep mentionning mw2 but those drums reminded me of...skylanders giants lol! Just listen to the track « Arena battle » and let me know

Bayhem2020-01-25 15:17:24
Guess 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..... lol

Gl0r1a2020-01-25 17:03:51
i 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 -_-

@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!

James2020-01-25 17:40:09
The #balfeness !!!! Has outdone himself on Bad Boys for Life.
A nod to the last but brought it up to date.
This and 6 Underground has blown me away with Balfe’s music

meta2020-01-26 19:36:53
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 is

MMichaels2020-01-28 01:26:04
Fantastic score by Balfe.Best action score writer to come from RCP since Powell for sure .

Maho2020-01-28 03:23:40
MMichaels LOL!!! You have no idea about film music

Bayhem2020-01-28 11:00:02
LOL!!! You have no idea about film music

It's his opinion, my friend.

And his opinion is equally as valid as the opinion of someone who thinks this score is the worst crap ever. Why? Because when it comes to appreciating art (movies, books, music...) it is all completely subjective.

I always use this example: I have two friends - educated, family men - who have seen The Godfather. One of them thinks it's one of the greatest movies ever, while the other one barely finished watching it.

At the end of the day, just because a group of people (film critics, film buffs, etc) proclaim that something is "good" or "bad" doesn't mean that it's automatically a holy statement that everyone should agree with.

We are all different :)


MrZimmerFan2020-01-28 13:43:06
I will never understand when people can't stand people opinions and 'attack' them.

If some loves Trent Reznor (i hate the guy's music), is his opinion and i no one to say nothing about it.

JR2020-01-29 08:43:54
Guys are you serious ? I’m currently reading comments about how Modern Warfare 2 is in the score. In Bad Boys for Life you can heard firstly : The Rock, Speed, Bad Boys, ... MW2 is just a reharsch of these score instead with some Black Hawk Down soundscape. Have you heard any MV score post 2005? &#128517;

Bill Koufo2020-01-29 10:49:08
Maybe the reuse of MW 2 is not Lorne's choice after all. Maybe the movie was temptracked with it, before scored, and the director got attached to it. So Lorne had either to "imitate" it or just use the same cues, since they were his.

This is just a speculation I made, since this happens quite often. I remember the Elfman - Raimi conflict about the train sequence in Spiderman 2, where Raimi asked Elfman to "copy" a cue from Hellraiser.

Scorefan reply Replies: 1 || 2020-01-25 15:43:54
Some cues sound like Speed 2

Bayhem2020-01-25 15:49:05
Some of the action bits, yeah......

Anonymous reply Replies: 5 || 2020-01-24 15:24:01
I love the score. It is action packed and to the point.

I saw his orchestra clips as well but I wonder why he actually spends the money and effort for orchestra when the end product sounds (as usually) 100 percent sample library. All the dynamics of real players are gone in the final mix so why bother with orchestra at all...

Anonymous2020-01-24 16:10:16
can I see the clip? is it on YouTube?

Anonymous2020-01-24 16:10:19
can I see the clip? is it on YouTube?

Magnus Rex2020-01-25 06:58:39
The clips are on his Facebook page.

Edmund Meinerts2020-01-25 12:39:45
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...

Bayhem2020-01-25 15:46:02
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...

It's bigger than that.....

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.

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?

Lorne's Mission Impossible? No. Not even close.

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.

But the newer scores? They have two or three tracks that are good and everything else is.......utterly forgettable.

I blame it on the lack of themes. Orchestra or not, more scores need to have actual themes.

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 0 || 2020-01-24 16:11:52
Not really familiar with either Mancina’s BB score or MW2, but I’m really enjoying this. It’s like an old-school MV score filtered through Lorne’s sound. The main tune (which I’m guessing is Mancina’s) is a lot of fun, particularly when paired with the choir.

And as for Ad Astra, the villain motif in “Take Back What’s Ours” sounds like it was directly lifted from the space scenes of that score.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2020-01-19 17:27:13
Gonna be guuuud...

Evenstar reply Replies: 9 || 2020-01-19 22:44:56
Original Movie Picture Score? lul. Usually it's called Motion Picture but ok.

Scorefan2020-01-21 03:21:18
@Evenstar maybe just to make a difference from maybe cues with rap or another kind of music that serves as additional score for the movie. For example Bad Boys 2 has Trevor Rabin and many composers as additional music but that's the composer music. Dr. Dre. write additional music but that was rap remixes. So, that's why i think the take movie picture score instead motion picture score.

Anonymous2020-01-21 05:20:52

Macejko2020-01-21 08:45:46
Nah, it's just a retarded mistake.

Maho2020-01-22 02:57:23
Mark Mancinas Score for the First - Good!
Trevor Rabin for the second - Fantastic Great Action Score I LOVE IT! Steve Jablonsky work too on it! The Dr. Dre Music in this too..

Lorne Balfe to the third - meeehhh buuuuhhh!!!

Bayhem2020-01-22 10:26:03
Mark Mancinas Score for the First - Good!
Trevor Rabin for the second - Fantastic Great Action Score I LOVE IT! Steve Jablonsky work too on it! The Dr. Dre Music in this too..

Lorne Balfe to the third - meeehhh buuuuhhh!!

I agree about the first two scores. They're very different but equally as good. I know that some people are critical of the BB2 score (because it basically ignores the BB1 sound) but I love it. I think Rabin and Jablonsky did an amazing job.

As for Lorne' score.....I have to disagree. I think it's great. Granted, my opinion is based only on what I heard in the movie (haven't heard the entire album) but I really like what he did. Clearly it was done with love. I mean, the Bad Boys 1 score is one of the reasons why Lorne became a film composer. So the BB3 score wasn't a "rush job". He clearly put an effort to it. I'm looking forward to the entire album.

Maho2020-01-22 13:12:51
@Evenstar Original Movie Picture Score? lul. Usually it's called Motion Picture but ok.

No not always. I have a lot of scores where it is on the front of the booklet. Especially when an album with songs was released. So that the laypersons don't get confused, but still always manage not to look through, you can see on Amazon.

Evenstar2020-01-22 22:42:05
@Maho: Dude I know why its stated "Score", but thats NOT the issue. What I'm talking about here is "Movie" which should be called "Motion".

Evenstar2020-01-22 22:45:34
@Scorefan: You know what "Motion" means right? Motion picture = moving picture = movie. U either call it "Original Movie Score" or "Original Score from the Movie" or u call it "Original Motion Picture Score". But u can't say "Movie Picture" lol. Its just wrong or like Macejko said.. "a retarded mistake" ;-)

rockhound2020-01-23 12:08:04
available in nz itunes store. on the cover its correct now....motion picture score.

Evan reply Replies: 1 || 2020-01-22 00:58:28
When does this come out? I can't find it anywhere online. And if it has already come out, does anyone know where it's available?

Bayhem2020-01-22 10:18:31
Comes out this Friday :)

JD reply Replies: 0 || 2020-01-21 20:53:33
I’m assuming the first track is the end credits sequence? Lorne confirmed the end credits are included... and they are awesome.

AlitaFan reply Replies: 3 || 2020-01-19 22:54:00
Only 40min? :/

Yura2020-01-20 10:23:05
Indeed it is very sad...

MrZimmerFan2020-01-20 12:53:52
In a movie where there is a lot of pop songs -26 songs to be exact- isn't a surprise a little score from the composer, perhaps, Balfe select the best cues for the album.

Bayhem2020-01-20 15:01:18
@ MrZimmerFan

Yes, same thing with 6 UNDERGROUND. There were a lot of songs as well. Now we know why Lorne had the time to do all of those big movies in such a short period of time. lol.

Now if this was Transformers, it would've been a whole different story.....

Jean-Luc reply Replies: 0 || 2020-01-19 20:11:22
Interesting!© 2001-2018 OST 
Bad Boys For Life soundtrack - Lorne Balfe 2020