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Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem
(2007)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Robert Elhai
Dana Niu
Brad Warnaar
Andrew Kinney
Bill Boston
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Varèse Sarabande
(December 11th, 2007)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you appreciate Brian Tyler's brutally immense and frenetic action style that pounds and slashes with orchestral force in a film that didn't deserve such well-thought constructs.

Avoid it... if you expect to hear truly satisfying and clearly delineated references to the most memorable aspects of the scores from the two original franchises.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,520
WRITTEN 10/6/10
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AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem: (Brian Tyler) People who actually went to see Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem in the theatres should have been branded and refused jobs or places to live for several years. There's really no excuse for films that are not only as brainless as this 2007 extension of a greed-induced franchise spin-off, but also as destructive to its fabled sets of alien species. Whatever incredible mystique forged by the likes of Ridley Scott, James Cameron, and John McTiernan for the creatures in the Alien and Predator franchises is eviscerated by the Aliens vs. Predator films, this latter entry particularly embarrassing in its total lack of intelligence and unsophisticatedly nasty demeanor. As expected, it was so bad that Fox decided not to show it to critics, but that didn't stop a scathing reception anyway. Audiences thought less of it compared to its predecessor as well, reducing its domestic grosses by half. The plotline of a film like Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem isn't really that important, though it suffices to say that a hybrid of the two iconic species lands in Colorado and sends facehuggers out to hospitals, pregnant women, children, etc, and a Predator from their home space is sent to eliminate this threat. The attraction towards Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem for undereducated male audiences is the battle sequences between the creatures, and yet they are so infrequent and badly shot in near total darkness that they're ultimately unsatisfying. Given the anonymity of its cast and crew upon this film's release (it represented the dubious debut of its pair of directors), perhaps a film approaching gory parody territory was all that could be expected. Over-thinking the concept is composer Brian Tyler, replacing Harald Kloser's generic and surprisingly boring score for the previous film with a rowdy and remarkably well developed sequel. Tyler, whose career has been filled with a variety of such (usually) trashy assignments, deserves better material to work with. In this case, all anybody in the film music community really cared about was how well he could merge the sounds of the two original franchises into the kind of immense sonic battle that his rowdy orchestral capabilities have been proven to yield.



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Average: 3.26 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 77:11
• 1. Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem (1:30)
• 2. Opening Titles (3:04)
• 3. Decimation Proclamation (7:40)
• 4. Requiem Epilogue (3:12)
• 5. National Guard - Part 1 (5:45)
• 6. National Guard - Part 2 (2:56)
• 7. Taking Sides (13:04)
• 8. Predicide (1:31)
• 9. Kelly Returns Home (1:19)
• 10. Coprocloakia (5:32)
• 11. Power Struggle (4:02)
• 12. Skinned and Hanged (2:48)
• 13. Down to Earth (2:36)
• 14. Predator Arrival (3:37)
• 15. Special Delivery (2:32)
• 16. Alien Awakening (2:07)
• 17. Striptease (1:31)
• 18. Buddy's New Buddy (1:59)
• 19. Searching for Poolhouse (3:11)
• 20. Gutless and Autosurgiosis (2:43)
• 21. Outnumbered (4:38)

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The insert includes a list of performers, but no extra information about the score or film.
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