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Comments about the soundtrack for The Expendables 3 (Brian Tyler)

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Re: You forgot the most important reason this score sucks
• Posted by: Fraley   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, October 20, 2014, at 6:10 a.m.
• IP Address: c-67-167-147-39.hsd1.ar.comcast.net
• In Response to: You forgot the most important reason this scor... (Edmund Meinerts)

> Namely, that all three of its major action cues, "Stonebanks
> Lives", "Infiltrating the Block" and "Armored Freaking
> Transport", are pretty much cobbled together from bits and pieces of
> action cues from the previous two scores. It's an incorrect thematic
> attribution or two away from being the equivalent of Pirates of the
> Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
. That kind of laziness is inexcusable,
> and two stars is the absolute most this score deserves.

I actually enjoyed the second Expendables score more than the first, but was likewise greatly disappointed that so much of the Expendables 3 score was just rehashed music from the first two. Even the villain theme in Expendables 3 is the same as 2. Makes me wonder how that happened. Did the director request it? Did Tyler just want to hear what the same queues sounded like when performed by a different orchestra? DISAPPOINTED!

At well, at least we got Tyler's outstanding TMNT score this summer!




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