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@Hybrid, what happened with Trevor? Why his scores are not listed in the page? ThanksIt is somewhat bizarre that you all are thinking directors actually want to work with Junkie. Surely, the only reason anyone hires him is that they want Zimmer who is not available. Yes, some may have heard Mad Max but it would be silly to think anyone actively wants a Junk score.Bob Badami (as Robert Badami), Melissa Muik, Mark Wherry (as Mark Andrew Wherry are music editors!<br><br>Booklet credits<br><br>Music Editor: Melissa Muik <br>Score Wrangler: Bob Badami<br>Digital Instrument Design: Mark WherryI don't think Junkie XL picks the shittest films to work on. It's just that art film directors won't choose him to score their films. Even in RCP, a lot of his colleagues are more well respected than he is. I would argue Benjamin Wallfisch is already more well regarded. Mad Max is an exception because of its unique setting and story line.Metro Expanded Score (1997) By Steve Porcaro & James Newton Howard<br><br>I found an interesting about unreleased tracks from the whole movie by one hour and 57 minutes, it's meant something missing in the movie. But I did edit some unreleased tracks from the movie, but not in OST It could be Expanded Score. I'm sure about that!<br><br>1. Main Title (1:57)<br>2. Sam's Death (1:31)<br>3. Keep You Out Of This (0:41)<br>4. Roper & Ronnie (0:51)<br>5. Jewelry Store Heist / That's Korda (1:46<br>6. First Chase (2:41)<br>7. Cable Car Pursuit (6:18)<br>8. He's Getting Away (0:21)<br>9. Car Garage Capture (0:51)<br>10. Dinner Only (1:06)<br>11. Intruder (3:14)<br>12. Ronnie Attack (4:41)<br>13. Love Theme (1:51)<br>14. Korda's Escape (1:49)<br>15. Is She Out There ? (0:26)<br>16. Ronnie Kidnapped / Korda's Demands / The Shipyard (3:16)<br>17. Final Chase (3:11)
"I do think he knows how to place emphasis on music as opposed to Joss Whedon or any of the other studio director who treats it like a byproduct."<br><br>I agree with you, except that Snyder and I have very different ideas about what makes good (film) music, and how to emphasize it. Ridley Scott is a somewhat similar case. Somehow he has gotten a ton of great music written for his movies over the years despite the fact that his musical instincts are really strange and misguided sometimes. At least Snyder doesn't butcher the scores he gets.<br><br>You're right that a director like Whedon doesn't seem to pay that much attention to how music can enhance his movie. But as someone who cares about film music 95% of the time as albums, not in film, I often find that a director who gets out of the way and just trusts the composer to do his/her thing is preferable to one who gets overly involved with the scoring process and has lots of ideas about how things should sound. That the subsequent scores end up buried or ineffective in their films is a shame, but the music at least tends to be good on its own terms.@mrzimmerfan<br>Oh no, I mean I love the score as a whole. I was just saying my personal highlights. Man of Steel emotionally resonated with me. But that’s cool that you like BVS, I personally just think Man of Steel is more engaging.@mpolonest: But that moments are simply moments, not the entire score, i prefer BvS, because there is a variety in it: Batman, Wonder Woman, Luthor, and is more complex than MoS (also i prefer the movie over MoS).<br><br>And yes, the theme for Superman is cool, but that dosen't make the entire score cool too.and some nice boob representation, too.@MrZimmerFan<br><br>Point Break is a lousy movie, but the score and guitar main theme isn't all that bad. Those 10 minutes on the soundtrack don't do it enough justice at all.<br><br>But again - this is Junkie doing action scoring....Miles better than any of his slow stuff. For me, anyway.
@Edmund <br>He’s definitely not my favorite director, but I do think he knows how to place emphasis on music as opposed to Joss Whedon or any of the other studio director who treats it like a byproduct. One of my biggest pet peeves is when directors/composers just use music as a sonic wallpaper, instead of letting it improve  and add to the scene. John Ottman is a great example. He can write great themes, but he tends to write underscore which adds nothing to the film. That’s why Zimmer, Williams, James Newton Howard, etc. are so good. They treat each moment with care."Zack Snyder, a director who actually understands music"<br><br>A matter of opinion, and not an opinion I share.@mrzimmerfan <br>I disagree with you there. I love Man of Steel, I think the themes and the overall bombastic nature of the score work perfectly. As for BVS, I’m not a huge fan honestly. There are some amazing highlights, but the tone of the score is so downbeat. It lacks the soaring elements of “Flight” or “What Are You Gonna Do...” and the action highlights of “Terraforming” or “Escape From Ship”. <br><br>To each their own though :-)For the themes mostly, this Batman and this Superman fit with the themes written by Zimmer. But the score by Elfman is miles better than MoS and BvS (for those two, BvS is much interesting and better than MoS, which is only good)<br><br>I genuinely wish we could hear Justice League, I would have loved to see what he brought to that under Zack Snyder, a director who actually understands music.
I still remember when Divergent was released, I was almost immediately dismissive of Junkie XL. Having only heard his remixes and his drum stuff for MoS/300 the first thing I expected was to hear an electronica album with percussion and sound design. So imagine my surprise when I heard several different themes, beautiful string adagios, vocals, and a pretty big variety of styles. And then Run All Night came out and blew me away. Ever since then I’ve been pretty supportive of his work, but I have to agree with everything you guys are saying.<br><br>The past two years have been pretty bad in terms of his ratio of good scores to bad. Black Mass and Brimstone, as I’ve mentioned, are solid scores that veer away from the usual JXL sound. But then we have Deadpool (abrasive), Distance Between Dreams (ok for a stand-alone album), Dark Tower (pretty fun in parts and just bland in others), and Tomb Raider (one of the most generic scores I’ve heard in recent memory). It’s frustrating to see a composer who obviously has talent and a diversity of skills write almost the same thing over and over. <br>And the weirdest thing is, his earlier scores are far more distinctive than his current ones. How did that happen?Nope he released All I see is you Soundtrack last year and it was a great soundtrack..<br><br>Are you sure you're a fan of him?<br><br>So far no project announced for this year but I think there will be at least one...What happened to Marc Streitenfeld? It's been a long time since there has been any involvement or a new score from him. Some years ago, I thought he's going to be the new upcoming star from the horizon of RCP. But then abruptly silence. Any reason or information?@Meta: Really Point Break was interesting?, it's only 10 minutes of music released, and i din't care about it, honestly, and the movie was really, really bad.<br><br>As for Tomb Raider, the music was serviciable in the movie, but i more comfortable with it than Point Break.I'm not sure JXL is picking the projects. In the case of Tomb Raider it seems like WB handed it to him when Joss Whedon asked them to replace him on Justice League. I guess they were annoyed because he had been a frequent collaborator, so giving him another blockbuster straightaway was a soft way of dealing with that.<br><br>Also yes poor JXL really seems pigeonholed. Even though, to be honest, the only style he's proven excellent so far is the rythmic stuff (see the highlights of Fury Road). His rare excursions to other styles have been quite bland to me, so the fact that he's always asked to do the same style isn't really a surprise. Directors/producters who want this specific sound will call JXL, and people who're making a comedy or romance won't even bother and will call another composer.

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  1. 20 Years Ago (1:10)
    John Powell
  2. Bathroom Titles (1:09)
    John Powell
  3. The Church Of Magneto‚ Raven Is My Slave Name (2:40)
    John Powell, James McKee Smith
  4. Meet Leech‚ Then Off To The Lake (2:37)
    John Powell
  5. Whirlpool Of Love (2:04)
    John Powell
  6. Examining Jean (1:12)
    John Powell
  7. Dark Phoenix (1:28)
    John Powell
  8. Angel's Cure (2:34)
    John Powell
  9. Jean And Logan (1:39)
    John Powell
  10. Dark Phoenix Awakes (1:45)
    John Powell
  11. Rejection Is Never Easy (1:09)
    John Powell
  12. Magneto Plots (2:05)
    John Powell
  13. Entering The House (1:18)
    John Powell
  14. Dark Phoenix's Tragedy (3:18)
    John Powell
  15. Farewell To X (0:30)
    John Powell
  16. The Funeral (2:52)
    John Powell
  17. Skating On The Pond (1:12)
    John Powell, John Ashton Thomas
  18. Cure Wars (2:57)
    John Powell, John Ashton Thomas
  19. Fight In The Woods (3:06)
    John Powell
  20. St. Lupus Day (3:03)
    John Powell, John Ashton Thomas
  21. Building Bridges (1:16)
    John Powell
  22. Shock And No Oars (1:15)
    John Powell
  23. Attack On Alcatraz (4:36)
    John Powell
  24. Massacre (0:31)
    John Powell, James McKee Smith
  25. The Battle Of The Cure (4:20)
    John Powell, James McKee Smith
  26. Phoenix Rises (4:21)
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  27. The Last Stand (5:29)
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Mephariel reply Replies: 8 || 2018-01-25 22:23:06
Hans Zimmer scoring X-Men Dark Phoenix.

Welcome back to Superhero world.

mpolonest123 2018-01-25 22:32:38
Between this and LB doing Pacific Rim, I’m more than happy. I really doubt he’ll use Ottman’s X-theme but hopefully he be as creative here as he was with ASM2!

T-Mann0362018-01-26 01:18:47
I knew that Zimmer isn't gonna retire. His previous pictures, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice were incredible. Welcome back to the Marvel and DC Universe, Hans.

Edmund Meinerts2018-01-26 12:36:46
Zimmer retires and unretires almost as much as Hayao Miyazaki!

M2018-01-26 14:56:08
This is going to be something amazing!

DT-20172018-01-26 16:43:31
Makes me wonder if Ottman just refused to do it. Though after his reported experience with BvS, I wonder what made Zimmer change his mind on this one.

Mephariel2018-01-26 18:14:36
Probably a much better script. Kinberg has said that this is a straight up drama/suspense movie. It is completely opposite of movies like BvS and X-Men: Apocalypse.

Radik2018-01-27 09:39:38
Hans said he is willing back to comics genre if the screenplay has its quality.

JBSO992018-01-27 11:46:15
This are great news! I was hoping that the retirement thing was just temporary, and luckily it was. His scores in superhero movies are always fantastic and I cannot wait to hear what he creates in this one.

Cameron reply Replies: 0 || 2018-01-26 17:54:34
They should have gotten Powell back.

Anthony reply Replies: 1 || 2007-10-19 00:00:00
Actually Krazie835, scratch that, the link's changed:

Lucahs2015-12-05 05:29:23
Please, this link is unavailable... Do you still remember the lyrics of "Phoenix Rises"?

dark prince reply Replies: 7 || 2014-02-01 05:23:23
"Why the producers never remember John Powell?". Is what I question to my self everytime outs a dissappointing superheroe score, like The Avengers by Alan Silvestri, John Powell did this great score for X-Men, and looks like nobody remember it, why John Powell never else did another superhero score (ok, it's Hancock, I know), but Joh Powell can do something else, to part of just excelent score for animated movies

Ds2014-02-01 12:49:00
Maybe they ask him every time and he's the one refusing these projects... He took a lot of time for himself/his family, maybe he's not as much a work-junkie as HZ is :-)

But these are pure speculations, we don't have a clue.

The essential thing is: a lot of people are missing John Powell and would be extremely happy to see him gloriously return. I hope he comes from time to time on this website and see all the love we have for him!

Mike2014-02-01 14:50:29
2015, guys—How To Train Your Dragon 2 and, presumably, the next John Williams Star Wars score! :D

MrZimmerFan2014-02-01 21:32:22
My favorite of Powell

dark prince2014-02-01 23:58:27
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is for 2014, I really want to hear this score, the first is a masterpiece by John Powell

Ds2014-02-02 00:44:54
Mike if there's one thing in 2015 i absolutely don't care about, it has to be that f#cking Star Wars movie, including its soundtrack. And i'm already tired of all the hype that's going to come over the next two years :D

Mike2014-02-02 03:39:19
lol....harsh. I can understand not caring about the movie, but the music, too???? :P Oh well, to each his own.

Edmund Meinerts2014-02-02 11:48:07
How can you not care about the opportunity to hear more Star Wars scores from John Williams?

phoenixxx reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-10 00:00:00
I do love this song! Exactly describes the soul of phoenix. But still, i hate the producers of XMEN because Jean WAS NOT supposed to die,wo phoenix and her, there is no reason to watch!

Edgar reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-03 00:00:00
Dark Phoenix's Tragedy & Phoenix Rises FTW!!

ahmet reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-05 00:00:00
Very Good :)

dian.theeditors reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-20 00:00:00
good audio friends...

nova reply Replies: 0 || 2008-09-27 00:00:00
Rising Empire and Plague Burial are the trailer songs.. just in case anyone was wondering..

bushsbunnys reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-03 00:00:00
I LOVE phoenix rises!! I consider it my own personal theme, and I play it every morning to get my blood pumping! It is a better eye-opener than coffee WITH caffene! It's better than a 6-pack of red bulls! It's just so Goddessy-girl-powery-awe-inspiring-wowee-wow-wow!

Danny reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-07 00:00:00
I have to say...the "Phoenix Rises" is just too powerful for me to listen to without breaking down with tears in my eyes!!! I know every fan in here would agree with me! I'm not ashamed to admit my personal feelings for this particular score! It's just that every time that I hear "Phoenix Rises", it seems that every core inside my body is forcing its way through the pores of my skin!!! Unbelievably incredible film score by John Powell!!!

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-06 00:00:00
It's "Rising Empire" composed by these guys:

Fox reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-06 00:00:00
What theme music is playing at the end of the x3 teaser and first trailer? adeo already asked, but no one answered

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-19 00:00:00
Krazie835, look at my post about the complete score breakdown. :)

Krazie835 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-19 00:00:00
Dies irae, dies illa, This day, this day of wrath
Solvet saeclum in favilla: Shall consume the world in ashes,
Quando Judex est venturus When the judge shall come
Quando Judex When the judge
Dies irae, dies illa This day, this day of wrath
Dies irae, dies illa This day, this day of wrath

Tuba mirum spargens sonum The trumpet, scattering its awful sound
Per sepulchra regionum Across the graves of all lands
Coget omnes ante thronum. Summons all before the throne.
Mors stupebit et natura, Death and nature shall be stunned
Cum resurget creatura, When mankind arises
Judicanti responsura. To render account before the judge.

I think those are the lyrics but I am not to sure about it though. If anyone knows latin then i am sure they could help out more.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-18 00:00:00
does anyone know the lyrics to phoenix rises?

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-09 00:00:00
X-Men: The Last Stand Complete Score Breakdown:

Every cue, every change and even choir lyrics! :)

Nash reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-07 00:00:00
I meant the track list and covers

Nash reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-07 00:00:00

Are you gonna release the the complete score with covers soon??

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-21 00:00:00
lavad, as I wrote below:

''The reason behind this (the main titles sounding different) was that they had to do some emergency recording sessions to get the music done for the films release.

Powell had more time to work on the CD release, so the overall result, while different, is better. ''

lavad reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-21 00:00:00
Sorry, I´m from Czech Rep. and I can´t speak very good english, but John Powel is Great Composer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love his soundtrack X3: The Last Stand, the best is Dark Phoenix´s Tragedy and Phoenix Rises..............and Bathroom Titles. But I have a question: Why is the Bathroom Titles in the Movie different from soundtrack??? In the Movie is fast and best ;-)!

osman reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-30 00:00:00
çok güzel saolun

peter reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-19 00:00:00
why isnt the film version of the main titles on this cd - that has to be one of the best main title themes ever

teoperseo reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-17 00:00:00
I not Speack english....bat powell is very big

Angel reply Replies: 0 || 2006-10-03 00:00:00
Im a hip hop and regeaton lover but track 26 beautiful

Ant reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-13 00:00:00
From what I've heard, a fair amount of the first half of the film sounds different on the CD release.

The reason behind this was that they had to do some emergency recording sessions to get the music done for the films release.

Powell had more time to work on the CD release, so the overall result, while different, is better.

Hello Kitty reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-04 00:00:00
Jean Grey/Phoenix/Dark Phoenix's theme music for X3 is easily the best not only in this movie but the entire trilogy! Especially the version from Whirlpool of Love, Phoenix Rises and Dark Phoenix's Tragedy.

"La La LaLa Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa... LaLaLaaaaaaaaaa.... LaLaLaLaLaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.... DuDu Duuu Duuuuu...

La LaLaaaaaa Laaaaaaaaaaaaa.... La La Laaaaaaaaaa..... LaLaLaLaLaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaa...."

adeo reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-03 00:00:00
Quick Question to any one out there who might know this. What theme music is playing at the end of x 3's teaser and first trailer? N-E info on that would be great.


Andrew reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-23 00:00:00
I love this score, i especially like the Dark Phoenix Theme....I can listen to it all day. This is the best xmen soundtrack.

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