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Independence Day: Resurgence
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Composed and Produced by:
Thomas Wanker
Harald Kloser

Additional Music by:
Thomas Schobel

Conducted by:
Tim Davies
Mike Nowak

Orchestrated by:
James Brett
Marcus Trumpp
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Sony Classical
(June 17th, 2016)
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Regular U.S. release. The CD album debuted two weeks after the download option, with both products containing the same contents.
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Buy it... if you've maintained a soft spot for Thomas Wanker and Harald Kloser's derivative but entertaining score for 10,000 B.C., this sequel to Independence Day taking similar, shamelessly faceless action music to their most ambitious level yet.

Avoid it... if you love David Arnold's classic score to the prior film, because Wanker and Kloser's poor attempt to adapt and compete with the popular 1996 score will break your heart.
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WRITTEN 6/26/16
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Independence Day: Resurgence: (Thomas Wanker/Harald Kloser) Junk filmmakers Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin had been kicking around the idea of producing a sequel to their 1996 blockbuster Independence Day for countless years, originally killing the idea because of a lack of a suitable follow-up plot. By the 2010's, however, they succumbed to a mindless script for Independence Day: Resurgence that positioned itself as the lumbering middle entry in a trilogy, returning to the immense alien menace of the first film but opening the door to a new alien realm for yet another sequel. The 2016 movie postulates that both humanity and the invading alien species of the first film have spent 20 years preparing for a second battle over the energy of Earth's core, this time the humans more technologically advanced due to their capturing of more alien equipment in 1996. Add another, supposedly friendly alien race to the mix and you have the possibility of endless sequels. Interestingly, 20th Century Fox opted to only fund this one sequel rather than two at one time, perhaps foreseeing the potential for box office failure. Indeed, not only did critics appropriately slam the shallowness of Independence Day: Resurgence, but audiences were more interested in viewing a sequel to Finding Nemo instead. Film music enthusiasts had long hoped that a second Independence Day movie would provide composer David Arnold an opportunity to revisit his greatest score, one that has proven to be among the most popular of the digital age worldwide. You hear Arnold's Grammy-winning music in fireworks displays across America regularly, and it has enjoyed the transition to live-to-film performances by first class symphony orchestras. Arnold has reduced his compositional duties in the mainstream over the two decades since Independence Day, and a reunion with Emmerich and Devlin was always unlikely given their personal and professional disagreements dating back to 2000. The filmmakers have turned to Austrians Harald Kloser and Thomas Wanker for their scores since then, Kloser a producer and writer for some of their entries as well. Wanker, who changed his name to "Wander" in the 2000's but remains "Wanker" for Filmtracks' database purposes, started being credited ahead of Kloser on compositional duties as of 2011's Anonymous.

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Average: 2.21 Stars
***** 10 5 Stars
**** 23 4 Stars
*** 49 3 Stars
** 59 2 Stars
* 78 1 Stars
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Total Time: 51:54
• 1. Traveling Through Space (1:26)
• 2. Great Speech (1:37)
• 3. Hostile Territory (1:23)
• 4. How Did They Get the Lights On? (1:13)
• 5. Inside the African Ship (1:22)
• 6. More Stimulation (1:50)
• 7. Fear (2:06)
• 8. The Friendly Spaceship (3:18)
• 9. The Only Family I Got (1:01)
• 10. Welcome to the Moon (1:17)
• 11. What Goes Up (2:11)
• 12. It's Getting Real (3:06)
• 13. Flying Inside (2:00)
• 14. It's a Trap (2:36)
• 15. Worth Fighting For (1:12)
• 16. The Sphere (3:37)
• 17. The Queen is Leaving (1:09)
• 18. Whitmore's Choice (1:59)
• 19. Humanity's Last Stand (1:10)
• 20. Bus Chase (3:08)
• 21. We Are Rich (1:05)
• 22. Independence Day Resurgence Finale (3:14)
• 23. ID4 Reprise (2:27)
• 24. Electric U - performed by Kid Bloom (2:50)
• 25. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - performed by Annie Trousseau (2:57)

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