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G.I. Joe: Retaliation
(2013)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Nick Glennie-Smith

Orchestrated by:
Stephen Coleman
Andrew Kinney
Larry Rench

Additional Music by:
Dominic Lewis
Matthew Margeson
Tom Holkenborg

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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Varèse Sarabande (Digital)
(March 19th, 2013)

Varèse Sarabande (CD)
(April 16th, 2013)
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Regular U.S. release. The digital release preceded the identical CD album on the market by a month.
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Buy it... if you experienced uncontrolled spasms of joy while watching the intellectually devoid mayhem of this film's plot and hearing its equally juvenile and derivative rock score.

Avoid it... if your mamma taught you better than to be a sucker for stupidity.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,200
WRITTEN 3/30/13
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G.I. Joe: Retaliation: (Henry Jackman) Never let intellectual failures deter you from milking a cash cow, a lesson reminded by the 2009 cinematic adaptation of Hasbro's classic "G.I. Joe" toy and comic lines. Despite its artistic shortcomings, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was a fiscal blockbuster worthy of a sequel, though the arrival of G.I. Joe: Retaliation took longer than anyone anticipated. The film was ready to debut in the summer of 2012, but Paramount withheld it until early 2013 to convert it to 3D, squandering millions of dollars of promotional tie-ins and advertisements that had already been committed to the prior year. A significant turnover in the cast and crew of the sequel causes several incongruent aspects of the budding franchise to disappoint, many actors portraying returning characters refusing to reprise their parts. The plot of G.I. Joe: Retaliation doesn't crank up the intelligence meter, however, resorting to yet another set of logical fallacies of a massive scale that yields even more grotesque destruction of a major world city due to terrorist activities. In this case, the President of the United States (Jonathan Price, in a twist of Bond villain irony), along with members of his security detail, is replaced by a Cobra-sponsored impersonator who unleashes nuclear horror upon the planet. So much for powers of observation by the travelling press (seriously, Chuck Todd's goatee could spot this farce). The solution? Hire Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson to solve the world's ills with pithy commentary and equally nonsensical access to military assets certainly responsible for America's bloated national debt. Out the franchise's door with director Stephen Sommers went composer Alan Silvestri, who supplied at least serviceable, if not obnoxiously anonymous music for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In with dance-obsessed young director Jon M. Chu came Hans Zimmer spin-off composer Henry Jackman, who, in his defense, had proven in the early 2010's to be among the most capable artists to emerge from the Remote Control production house. With his choice, however, the "G.I. Joe" series was taking the inevitable step towards combining its musical sensibilities with those of the "Transformers" franchise, the two rumored in 2013 to be merged in a forthcoming picture. Whereas Silvestri had pandered to the modern, synthetic, techno-action sound while retaining some of his trademark orchestral mannerisms in the prior score, Jackman makes no such attempt to bring a sense of class to G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Instead, he proves himself just as capable in the role of brainless, knock-off Zimmer clone as any number of less talented composers.

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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 56:06
• 1. Prologue (2:00)
• 2. Arashikage (1:38)
• 3. Get Me the GI Joes (2:34)
• 4. Friendly Fire (1:41)
• 5. Exile (3:34)
• 6. Presidential Facade (2:38)
• 7. Einsargen (2:44)
• 8. Making Things Go Boom (2:10)
• 9. Storm Shadow (2:11)
• 10. Bad Dojo (5:05)
• 11. Lady in Red (3:18)
• 12. Fighting Ugly (1:50)
• 13. Fort Sumter (2:35)
• 14. Scare Tactics (2:29)
• 15. I Want It All (0:51)
• 16. End Game (4:09)
• 17. Honor Restored (2:48)
• 18. Firefly (4:19)
• 19. Zartan (7:25)

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