They are both great action-scores, in my opinion Cutthroat
> score is magnificent. Not many bad movies have good scores,
> I really like Hans Zimmer works especialy CRIMSON TIDE and THE ROCK. But I
> like other none Zimmer works like DEEP BLUE SEE, ARMAGEDDON, ENEMY OF THE
> STATE. But my all time favorites are James Newton Howard's, Jerry
> Goldsmith's and James Horner's action themes. Goldsmith score for THE
> MUMMY is truly a great score and maybe the Maestro best work. But Alan
> Silvetri did a very great job for JUDGE DREAD and ERRASER wich are my best
> Silvestri scores.
I'd have to say that Goldsmith's "Total Recall" is the best action score, but as far as heroic music goes, James Horner's all-round filmography just about sums it up, "Rocketeer" inparticular.
I haven't heard "Mummy Returns" as much as "CutThroat Island", but I'd have to say I prefer the latter score.