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Iron Man 2
(2010)
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Composed, Co-Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated Co-Conducted by:
Mike Watts

Co-Conducted by:
Nick Ingman

Co-Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
Frank Bennett
Kevin Kaska
Andrew Kinney
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony/Columbia
(July 20th, 2010)
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Regular U.S. release. Pre-release copies were available from the label a few weeks prior to official street date.
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Buy it... if you want to hear an adaptation of Ramin Djawadi's metal guitar sound from the previous franchise score in a large symphonic and choral environment.

Avoid it... if you expect John Debney to finally give the franchise an original and cohesive set of musical identities, a task at which he surprisingly fails.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,260
WRITTEN 7/14/10
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Iron Man 2: (John Debney) After the overwhelming success of the 2008 adaptation of the Marvel Comics character to the big screen, a series of events have followed Iron Man that have significantly complicated the outlook for other Marvel adaptations in the future. Marvel, which has found itself in a slippery situation between Paramount and Disney, is going wild in its attempts to bring all of its famed characters to life in overlapping, cross-referenced pictures with complicated story arcs. While hints of this plan have been seen in prior films, Iron Man 2 is the point where the larger picture started to really be carefully developed, in some cases to the detriment of critical opinion. In this middle installment of the trilogy specifically meant for the character, Tony Stark has revealed his identity and is under pressure to cooperate with the American government to explore his technologies further. His prospects are challenged by lingering trouble reconciling his relationship with his father's legacy and liquor bottles, and he is eventually forced to rely on help to defeat a distant adversary using the same revolutionary technology. New characters abound, establishing a foundation for future films and presenting a plethora of new opportunities for the music in the franchise. Unfortunately, the recent films conveying the Marvel universe have done a poor job coordinating that music into some kind of cohesive whole, rotating between composers and failing to create and reprise clear thematic identities for the main characters. Even within Iron Man 2 there are continuity problems. Hans Zimmer clone Ramin Djawadi wrote largely ambiguous music for the previous film in the franchise, and John Debney stepped in as part of his enduring collaboration with director Jon Favreau to take that sound in a new direction. Debney is an immense science fiction and fantasy enthusiast, and he has confessed to having a blast in his experience on Iron Man 2. He has also admitted to being a huge AC/DC fan, which may have worked in his favor when the production inserted a few of that group's songs into the picture and built a "greatest hits" soundtrack compilation album to represent the movie (despite being largely unrelated to it outside of those two songs). Debney had to contend with continuity issues concerning Djawadi's existing music, the AC/DC influence, a throwback theme from original Disney theme park composer Dick Sherman, and his own collaboration with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, who contributed textural input to Debney's hybrid rock/orchestral score and was given additional compositional credit.



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Average: 2.77 Stars
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Alternate Review at Best Original Scores
orion_mk3 - September 6, 2014, at 4:21 p.m.
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Good, but I missed some details...
Wellington - September 1, 2010, at 6:46 p.m.
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This Iron Score really rocks!
Jouko Yli-Kiikka - August 16, 2010, at 7:31 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 72:27
• 1. Ivan's Metamorphosis/Logo (Iron Man 2) (5:49)
• 2. House Fight V1 (5:48)
• 3. Making Pepper CEO (1:09)
• 4. Senate/Ivan Creates Drones/Golf /Ivan Reassures Hammer (3:38)
• 5. Make Way for Tomorrow - Expo Version (0:54)
• 6. Rhodey Dons Suit (0:57)
• 7. Dying Hero (1:52)
• 8. Natalie Intro (1:04)
• 9. Monaco Drive (0:42)
• 10. Mayhem in Monaco (7:26)
• 11. Jailhouse Talk (2:26)
• 12. Ivan Escapes (1:44)
• 13. Gun Show/Party's Over/Rhodey Dons Suit (2:11)
• 14. Tony Discovers Dad's Secret (4:10)
• 15. Sledgehammer V2 (2:40)
• 16. Nick Fury (1:31)
• 17. New Element/Particle Accelerator/Model/Discovering Element/Laser (6:15)
• 18. Sledgehammer (1:08)
• 19. New RT/To the Expo (1:44)
• 20. Black Widow Kicks Ass (2:12)
• 21. Iron Man Battles the Drones/Iron Man Arrives at Expo/Flying Fight With Drones/Drone Fight Cont'd (8:01)
• 22. Ivan Demise/The Kiss/Iron Man and War Machine Fight Whiplash/Tony & Pepper on Rooftop (5:07)
• 23. Thor (0:41)
• 24. I Am Iron Man (1:33)
• 25. Make Way for Tomorrow Today (The Stark Expo Singers) (1:52)
(track titles vary between different pressings of the score, but the contents are the same)

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