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Comments about the soundtrack for Mission: Impossible 2 (Hans Zimmer)
Huh? What happened to the old Zimmer?

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Huh? What happened to the old Zimmer?   Friday, November 10, 2000 (4:03 p.m.) 

Make no mistake about it, I am a long time fan of Zimmer. I absolutely love Backdraft, Crimson Tide, The Rock, and The Peacemaker. But M:I 2 is pure noise! There's hardly a melody at all. The Mission: Impossible theme by Lalo Schifrin has been reduced to a quick, tense theme to a heavy metal rock song. This is supposed to be the SCORE, not a rock album! And make no mistake about it, I enjoy all of John Woo's movies (Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Face/Off, etc.). There are only two redeeming tracks on the entire album: AMBROSE, which gives the villain a fairly nice Zimmer theme, and MANO A MANO, a cool Zimmer-ish vocal outburst. I hope Zimmer does not continue this trend he's created; combining guitars and synthesizers. What happened to the old trumpet, choral, and orchestral Zimmer from the late 80s - early 90s???

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Bondo321
Re: Huh? What happened to the old Zimmer?   Wednesday, July 28, 2004 (1:53 p.m.) 

> Make no mistake about it, I am a long time fan of Zimmer. I absolutely
> love Backdraft, Crimson Tide, The Rock, and The Peacemaker. But M:I 2 is
> pure noise! There's hardly a melody at all. The Mission: Impossible theme
> by Lalo Schifrin has been reduced to a quick, tense theme to a heavy metal
> rock song. This is supposed to be the SCORE, not a rock album! And make no
> mistake about it, I enjoy all of John Woo's movies (Hard Target, Broken
> Arrow, Face/Off, etc.). There are only two redeeming tracks on the entire
> album: AMBROSE, which gives the villain a fairly nice Zimmer theme, and
> MANO A MANO, a cool Zimmer-ish vocal outburst. I hope Zimmer does not
> continue this trend he's created; combining guitars and synthesizers. What
> happened to the old trumpet, choral, and orchestral Zimmer from the late
> 80s - early 90s???

My friend, I am a fan of Zimmer just like you. As you know MI2 is a John Woo movie with stylish action and motorcyles and cars and hardcore fist fights. What do you expect? Would you expect an orchestral score for this stylish action movie? Zimmer's stlyes from Backdraft, The Rock or Crimson Tide dont work here properly in this John Woo movie. Of course the orchestral influence works in Face/Off which is a John Woo movie too but not here in MI2. Not even trumpet solos work here. The reason why I like this soudtrack because it is very interesting to listen some of the fusion of sounds that Zimmer and his crew has created. The electric guitars can be overbearing if u dont like rock music. I WILL LET YOU DECIDE WHETHER THIS IS A GOOD SCORE OR A BAD SCORE. However no matter how much u criticize there is a good connection between the score and the movie. Everytime I hear this score it takes me back to the movie. This is not a brilliant music by Zimmer. I think this is a fair effort from him. I would just give him 3 stars out of 5.


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