> If you're so insistent on mentioning PIRATES, all I have to say that TR2
> doesn't hold a candle to PIRATES, especially thematically (say what you
> will about it, but PIRATES was one of MV's most thematically-focused
> scores in years comparatively). And if you're comparing the
> synths/electronics use in the two scores, PIRATES sounds a heck of a lot
> better than the synthetic 'beats' in TR2. Now if Silvestri HAD composed a
> score more in the vein of The Mummy Returns, we wouldn't be having this
> discussion (because that is so obviously a great score).
POTC is entertaining, but hardly original. It sounds far too much like THE ROCK, and has nothing against Silvestri's TOMB RAIDER score. TR I can listen to over and over again, but POTC grew old really fast.