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Edmund: And posted their one-sentence review of it on the Hans Zimmer fan site.Anything missed from the official release?oh damn really? huh that would be cool. even with the ultimate edition there’s still deleted scenes and I wish they were put on the Blu ray.<br><br>it plays during the scene after the knightmare when Clark is looking through the polaroids that say judge jury executioner on them. i don’t remember if that’s an extended scene or not as I’ve only seen the theatrical cut once in theaters. one and done lol"Chicken Run really makes you FEEL like you're in a concentration camp." - IGNI guess it comes from a deleted scene where Jesse Eisenberg gets playful with his dinner. Rumor has it it's gonna be included in the Snyder Cut.
I love the notion of Barack Obama and IGN teaming up to review 20 year old film scores.Smoothly done soundtrack. IGN - 10/10what 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 itsame

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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)
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  5. Whirlpool Of Love (2:04)
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  6. Examining Jean (1:12)
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  7. Dark Phoenix (1:28)
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  8. Angel's Cure (2:34)
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  9. Jean And Logan (1:39)
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  10. Dark Phoenix Awakes (1:45)
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  11. Rejection Is Never Easy (1:09)
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  12. Magneto Plots (2:05)
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  13. Entering The House (1:18)
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  14. Dark Phoenix's Tragedy (3:18)
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  15. Farewell To X (0:30)
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  16. The Funeral (2:52)
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  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)
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  20. St. Lupus Day (3:03)
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  21. Building Bridges (1:16)
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  22. Shock And No Oars (1:15)
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  23. Attack On Alcatraz (4:36)
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  24. Massacre (0:31)
    John Powell, James McKee Smith
  25. The Battle Of The Cure (4:20)
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  26. Phoenix Rises (4:21)
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  27. The Last Stand (5:29)
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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.

kem reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-21 00:00:00
haha collin ill join you on that one, im also 17. i love this score hes done a good job, im not sure if x3's score beats x1's. still its epic, and moving, and supported the film awesomely! i love track 27

p.s collin some good composers:

hans zimmer
john williams
michael kamen
don davis
danny elfman
john powell
harry-gregson williams
ennio morricone
mark isham (crash soundtrack)
alan silvestri
james horner
howard shore

have fun!!

spiros reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-02 00:00:00
powerfull score

MattLambertson reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-02 00:00:00
Collin, if you like X3 I'd recommend Klaus Badelt's music (particularly The Time Machine & The Promise) and of course, pretty much anything by Hans Zimmer. Start with Gladiator for example, or the score tracks on The Lion King. Also some of John Powell's music is similar to what he wrote for X3, though not quite as epic...Ice Age: The Meltdown is similar but more on the happy side rather than the dark side...

Collin reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-30 00:00:00
I'm not sure but I am probibly the youngest person at 17 to sumbit a comment but I was amazed by this soundtrack entirely. I like alot of instrumental pieces but the soundtrack itself I believe embodied the whole x-men movie perfectly. The intenesity of the music rift in Gene's house I thought was amazing, and the topper the final battle seen music was mind-numbingly BEA-utiful. I am just begining to apreciate the instrumental music genre so If anyone can help me out and tell me of some more great composers and tracks I probibly will be seen submitting more in the future.

I don's own this soundtrack yet by I will be purchasing this, however I will be purchasing it asap.

Waxx reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-29 00:00:00
I just saw the movie Saturday and i went in very skeptcal I heard bad things about it from peeps on XBOXlive so i was like ok let me see for myself and i was very speechless the sound from what i heard was very very good i loved the music when Xavier was getting flame boiled but i tell my friends and now i can tell the worldwide web dont expect comic book movies to be in part like the comic books u will be very dissappointed but after i saw this movie i saw that it was just a story based on the peeps in the comic so i understood why it took a diffrent path and to me that makes it better.

ZEUS reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-28 00:00:00
** a little spoiler inside **

Hi there dear Score-Lovers,

I saw X3 and hear the score. I think X2 (film) is better, cause it takes his time to develope. But the score is bombastic + epic. "Phoenix rises" is the best part and cue. And I hope there will be more episodes (part 4, part 5) with more epical music.
Hope Mystique, Jean Grey and Xavier came back in part 4.

@Nautilus: Yes, the intro is very different. His best score since Face/Off (my opinion).

Nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-27 00:00:00
Dark I saw X3.My thoughts:

the film it's very irregular.the rythm in the first half is bad.But all the action in "alcatraz" is great and epic.

The same thing about the music.Is mixed very low in the first half of the movie,but it gets better in the second half. Alcatraz attack, Phonix rises and the last stand sounds very good and powerfull in the movie (even with the fx sounds).

Some cues are diferent in the movie than in the soundtrack.Specially the main title music.The main titles music is very diferent in the movie.It sounds more powell than in the cd.Longer and with more percusive elements and more powell strings.I WANT THIS VERSION!!!

Great job by powell with so uninspired material

Dark reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-25 00:00:00
the main theme heard in the beginning of the movie (SPOILERS : after the flashbacks sequences) is different than the one on the cd ("bathroom title")

---- reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-25 00:00:00
I really wished to hear the Phoenix theme alot more

Nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-25 00:00:00
Dark.The main theme after the flashback sounds like what?

Dark reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-25 00:00:00
well nautilus , how to say : seems longer , more aggressive in percussions and different in the melody even if it keeps the same structure
be careful to have a first cd listening then watch the movie you will see.

Dark reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-25 00:00:00
by the way , i got an anser for varese and yes the track 26 on back cover has an error of running time ; so the first cd's are collectors! lol

ZED reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-25 00:00:00
Hmmm.... This score the more i listen to it annoys me more and more. There's just a lack of theme apart from Pheonix's theme and though the score is loud, its not that exciting or memorable. I'm a big fan of Powell but i was a tad let down by this score. The power is there, but not the themes. I'm just not a fan of loud action music that has no theme in it, just loud bursts from brass and strings with no direction does nothing for my enjoyment. Definelty the best X-Men score though. :)

Nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-25 00:00:00
I have "burned" My x3 I will see the diference..
but I's diferent but still is powell's heroic march theme.Isn't it????

is the music well mixed?im curious about if Whirpool of love have a stellar moment in the movie?


Zimmerito reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-25 00:00:00
Zed then you must stop to play this cd :P
Are you the same ZED from the forum?

X3 is the second best powell score!!!!

Dark reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-25 00:00:00
nautilus : ah ah yes for "whirlpool of love" , a moment you won't forget ;)
and yeah it still the heroic powell theme but the melody is a little different and the instrumentations too.
give me your opinion after seeing the movie:)

Michael reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-25 00:00:00
I think that John Ottman should listen to this score before he ruins Superman Returns completely. :)

This is definitely the best score this year, but I still hope that Zimmer will compose a better score for PotC2.

---- reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-24 00:00:00
The Phoenix theme in both tracks is just great, it works in the movie sooooooo well I think it's longer in the movie.

Great work by John Powell but I couldn't catch the X-Men theme is it the one in the 2nd track.

Dark reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-24 00:00:00
for those who owned the cd album , have you noticed that the back cover contains an error? :
track 26 phoenix rise is credited with a runin time of 6:30
and the cue is only 4:20 long.

"dark phoenix tragedy" : best track of the year at this time for me : the phoenix theme is just dramatic as hell!

Rogue reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-22 00:00:00
Its a great score with very impressive choral segments, although im not sure about all the separate tracks when they blend effortlessly into each other.
This score works best as a whole and the main theme is fantastic. It almost seems as though the music X-Men always should have had.
I own Kamen's and Ottman's scores but Kamen's theme wasn't too good and Ottmans wasn't dramatic enough.
John Powell = Problem Solved.

Gareth Williams reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-21 00:00:00

I love this score :D

"Dark Phoenix's Tragedy" is an amazing track, truly awesome chorals.

Not sure why Powell's CDs always have strings of tracks that lead into each other though... especially when the next track is only 30 seconds long. Would it be so hard to merge them together?

"Phoenix Rises" is the most epic cue Powell has ever written, I can't wait to see how it looks on screen :D

Nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-21 00:00:00
I has heard the whole score.
And Some days listening it I think it's one of the most greats superheroes scores since batman.
A lot better than Spiderman1/2 and One of the powell's bests scores(with Paycheck, Supremacy, Mr smith and Robots)

James reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-20 00:00:00
I love the fact that everyone here is complaining like a bunch of scared hens over an album none of them actually have yet.

Were you all born way - or do you have to take pills in the morning to be these dense?

Antrek reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-19 00:00:00
I agree wih Feared and Zimmerian... good but not so good!
Alfred I know you (remember about me?)... You love Golden and Silver Age... and composers who make all (or a lot of) work alone (composition, orchestration, condction etc...)... So I understand what you say...
Anyway, Powell is not so bad... maybe in the future you'll like him more... for now... the big composers are others... (Williams, Newton-Howard, Beltrami, Silvestri, etc...) ;-)

Zimmerian reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-18 00:00:00
I think I'm with Feared on this one. It's a good score but not that good to blow you away.

Nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-18 00:00:00

Feared reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-16 00:00:00
It's a good score, but not as good as Ottman's X2.
Track 26 is 4:21 not 6:29

Nautilus reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-16 00:00:00
A very good score.
But the first half (as Ice age 2) is too weak.And the second half is too loud.
It's not so "powellish" like I was hoped.Sadly.
3 stars.

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