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I feel like this is simultaneously the most enjoyable and least interesting Zimmer score of the last several years. It's nice to listen to, but it's basically the 1994 score rerecorded and tweaked in just a few places. Those tweaks do produce some highlights especially in the stampede and final battle sequences, but it's hard to think of this as a major effort, really. Yeah, it's good, but we've known that The Lion King is good for 25 years.I seriously don't understand why they didn't do two separate releases like most musicals do (La La Land comes to mind - perfect release). <br><br>A soundtrack album and a score album. No missing tracks, no fuss. And optional 2-CD set containing both.<br><br>Instead, they went with a soundtrack album with some of the score and another song album for whatever reason that is lol.The second half of the new "Elephant Graveyard" is basically note for note "I Was Just Trying to Be Brave" from the 1994 version as well, just with a few changes in orchestrationThis is only HGW's score, a good chunk of it was rejected.Wonder if it will take 20 years for an official complete score XD Not to mention any unofficial leaks (it took a long time to even get that for the original film). TBH, I'd prefer a proper release of any score any day of the week.<br><br>To answer the question above me: Mostly it's new material using the same themes from 1994, though if my interpretation the OST is correct, the hyenas and Timon and Pumbaa get new themes. The only true 'copies' of music from 1994 are Circle of Life and Remember, but even then, they are at least partially-new recordings.
Do we know who wrote what?Is it all material from 1994 or is it new 2019 score?I confirm I'm back from it, there's quite a bit of unreleased score.Well, now we have somebody who's seen it (and yes, it's out in some countries today), we know for certain.<br><br>I wouldn't expect anything official any time soon unless Zimmer wants to release a second CD.I absolutely love Kai’s theme in this score, there are so many cool variations that weren’t on the initial album. Hans and Co. really stepped up their game here. I don’t feel the temp as heavily here as KFP2 (which is still an amazing sequel score).
Saw the film today, there is a LOT of music missing.As stupid as this film is, you can tell Tom probably had fun working on it. The music is so over the top, it just goes nuts all the way through.This is one of those scores that I have really warmed up to since it’s release. The emotional stuff for Alita works really well in context and her “Hero Theme” gets some great development (the way it culminates in “Epilogue” is incredible). Also really love the “Motorball” stuff. <br><br>After seeing the film I think the only substantial music not on the album is “Motorball Plan” and “Alita’s Revenge Pt. 1”. The end credits piece I’m guessing is edited from the Full Motorball Suite.Hybrid, did Lorne actually do a lot of writing on this one or is he just being credited for the theme?We've had this argument before, almost any score can fit in a film. But what separates the mediocre composers from the best is the ability to make great music that works on its own, outside of the film. <br><br>Hans has had a lot of work lately that hasn't been doing that, and it's the reason people want him to work with orchestra again and produce is 2000s, late 90s type of style. Because those scores, for whatever problems they had, they felt distinct, memorable (for the most part), and easily could have been enjoyed away from the film.<br><br>Good scores have themes and ideas that both enhance the film, and enhance the listener's experience. Music like Dunkirk, Inferno, or Widows just feel like shallow and empty committee scores that the studio/directors didn't want too much thought put into. "Ah just write one main theme, and fill in the rest with electronics, Hans, it'll be fine!"
Hahahahaha well I’m glad he got the credit then :DI absolutely disagree with you saying Widows is a terrible score. It may not be great on album, but the music fits very well with the film.Actually, I think he only gets credits cause he is the guy... whistling ! :PElectric violinJust out of curiosity... what instrument is playing when Liv and Ben are running towards each other at the end? (Long Distance Goodbye/Landing? I love that instrument!
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  2018, September 28  updated by Hybrid Soldier
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Kevin reply Replies: 0 || 2018-09-30 05:25:22
What song of hans zimmer is it

mpolonest123 reply Replies: 8 || 2018-10-06 19:03:58
From Den of Geek’s report on the advanced screening at NYCC:

“The music is audibly different from the more traditionally triumphant John Ottman theme in the past several X-films. Sounding in a single pass to my layman’s ear more than a bit like Interstellar, complete with a haunting ticking refrain that is more chorus here, Zimmer’s music could (and may) be recorded on an organ with the way it reaches with a rising sense of doom and uncertainty as the X-Men travel into space.”

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mpolonest123 2018-10-06 19:05:13
I hope Zimmer keeps Ottman’s X-Theme, at least for continuity’s sake.


Hybrid Soldier2018-10-06 20:33:16
No way !

Jackman did perfect without it... If Hans could bring one thing back, it'd be Henry's Magneto theme ! :P


mpolonest123 2018-10-06 21:34:28
Normally I’m not a big fan of Ottman’s music, but I do think his X-Men theme is a home-fun. It would be great to hear Zimmer do his twist on it, although if TASM2 is anything to go by it is probably unlikely.

And yes, Jackman’s Magneto theme is awesome! I was disappointed that they ended up ditching it for DOFP...


Mephariel2018-10-06 21:35:17
Looking forward to it. I love the idea of a fusion between interstellar and a superhero score.


HunterTech2018-10-07 09:15:19
The First Class Magneto theme actually is in DOFP, even if it was a producer requested thing.

Anyway, I think that the X-Men series has had such a nice and varied history for their musical scores that adding Zimmer to the mix is fine by me. I'm not sure if it could beat Beltrami's Logan from last year, but it'll definitely add something different to main series.

I'd actually love for Powell's X3 theme to return, but I doubt they'd want to reference much from that film (even though DP kinda looks like an X3 remake so far). So with that, hearing Ottman's X theme one more time wouldn't hurt one bit. :D


Miralsice2018-10-07 13:01:05
I don't like when new composers disregard to music continuity. Hope that Zimmer will make some references to Ottmann's theme, like it was with James Horner's Spider-Man theme.


Mephariel2018-10-07 21:52:29
Zimmer made references to Horner's Spider-Man theme? Which cue?


Miralsice2018-10-07 22:53:44
I'm almost sure that I heard similar motives at the end of the film. I think this is "You're That Spider Guy" track, but I could be wrong.

Jean-Luc reply Replies: 0 || 2018-10-07 02:04:23
Michael Kamen's score by X-Men more like classic & heroic, simply, I like X-Men theme too.

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