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Battle: Los Angeles
(2011)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Robert Elhai
Dana Nui
Brad Warnaar
Pakk Hui
Jeff Toyne
Andrew Kinney
Eric Kalver

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(March 8th, 2011)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you generally find yourself enjoying the harmonious, uncomplicated action and sci-fi scores that ride the wave of the Remote Control/Hans Zimmer clone factory, a sound that Brian Tyler has competently emulated here and in his other recent works.

Avoid it... if the value of such scores as relatively mindless entertainment is outweighed by that perpetually nagging feeling that Tyler is too talented to be spending his career toiling in the muck of such generic fare.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,330
WRITTEN 4/5/11
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Battle: Los Angeles: (Brian Tyler) No matter how different alien invasion films try to be in their continuous attempts to strive for originality, it's funny how they always end up relying upon previous entries in the genre to explain their basic circumstances. In the case of Battle: Los Angeles, the aliens once again seek our planet's natural resources, but need to eliminate humanity for their convenience. And, of course, their superior technology is countered when humans examine one of them up close, learn how their technology works, and destroy the command ship(s) to render alien fighters defenseless or uncoordinated. If that sounds like Independence Day all over again, then you can understand why critics gave Battle: Los Angeles an appropriate dismissal. The 2011 film is a glorified video game experience with the feel of a recruitment pitch for the American Marines, seeking to tackle the topic from the serious perspective of the fighting men and women who struggle to protect their country while in disarray. It's hard to take topics like this seriously, however, when the script and its shooting is so sloppy, not to mention the fact that alien forces should never be so stupid as to once again try to invade the Earth with such piss poor command and control capabilities. These nasty creatures must have an equivalent of Sarah Palin running their armed forces to perpetually lose to such lowly human technology. None of these fallacies of logic kept money from changing hands between action aficionados and theatres, however, and Battle: Los Angeles generated substantial box office returns that in America alone exceeded its budget during its run on the big screens. Director Jonathan Liebesman had worked previously with composer Brian Tyler on multiple occasions, and the two extended that collaboration for an assignment on Battle: Los Angeles that is likely among Tyler's most substantial in scope and length. The amount of music spotted in the film is considerable, with very long cues extending uninterrupted over several major scenes (albeit often at lower levels in the overall sound mix).



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Average: 3.15 Stars
***** 92 5 Stars
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** 89 2 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 78:19
• 1. Battle Los Angeles Hymn (2:32)
• 2. Battle Los Angeles Main Titles (4:18)
• 3. Arrival (2:13)
• 4. Marines Don't Quit (2:48)
• 5. Command and Control Center (3:44)
• 6. Elegy (4:59)
• 7. Redemption (8:27)
• 8. For Home, Country, and Family (4:02)
• 9. War Hymn (2:28)
• 10. Evac (3:12)
• 11. To Hell and Back (6:26)
• 12. Mobilized (5:07)
• 13. The Freeway (1:56)
• 14. The Drone (3:07)
• 15. Casualty of War (1:37)
• 16. Rebalance (1:26)
• 17. Regret (1:28)
• 18. Shelf Life (2:32)
• 19. The World is at War (1:40)
• 20. Abandoning Los Angeles (5:11)
• 21. Battle Los Angeles (5:28)
• 22. We Are Still Here (3:15)

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