First let me get this out of the way. I found the Van Helsing score to be very entertaining, though not as great as I expected.
Now, I have been reading some comments here about choral music getting boring, the string section getting boring, the orchestra getting boring, and so on.
So I thought of a little experiment. I claim film music would sound very cool, if you eliminated orchestral and choral writing from films completely and replaced them with pop songs.
Feel free to comment in any way you like: negatively, positively, interestedly, angrily, how ever you want.
I'll be interested in hearing comments, if this gets off and away.