> But, I must say, I liked the piece about the Kraken and Davy Jones very
Agreed. They brought greater depth and thematic development to the POTC franchise after the hackjob that was the original. Still not a great score, but a fun one at least.
I agree the Zimmer of late is not the Zimmer of The Lion King, Gladiator, and The Thin Red Line. He's on autopilot. He needs to work with a director like Terrence Malick or Ridley Scott again who will get him to challenge and stretch his abilities.