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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 6:38 p.m.
• IP Address: c-67-167-147-39.hsd1.ar.comcast.net
• In Response to: Re: You forgot the most important reason this ... (David)
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> Or maybe he wanted thematic consistency? Which is what most of the people
> complain about lacking in franchises.

As Edmund already stated, this isn't an issue with thematic consistency: the second Expendables score did a good job of offering thematic consistency without feeling like a rehash. The problem is that so much of the third score is just verbatim copy/paste of music from the first and second scores.

> Now, being honest, I assume Tyler didn't had too much of time to work in
> the score, and the arrangers credited on the score adapted pieces and
> themes of the first two scores, like William Ross did in HP2. I mean,
> Tyler has barely mentioned to be working on the score unlike his other
> 2014 projects. Also, the movie has a lot of tracked cues.

This is something I've not heard before, but it would explain a lot about the Expendables 3 score if it was mostly arrangers adapting pieces of the prior scores, and Tyler's actual contribution was limited. This is also what was done with the second and third Superman scores. May I ask what your source is on this? It seems to make sense.




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