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Poseidon
(2006)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
William Ross

Orchestrated by:
Robert Elhai
Jeff Toyne
Brad Warnaar
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
A&M Records
(May 9th, 2006)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you appreciate simplistic, partially orchestral themes over thick beds of electronic samples and drum loops.

Avoid it... if you can't distinguish between the standardized action scores of Hans Zimmer's clones.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,042
WRITTEN 6/9/06
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Poseidon: (Klaus Badelt) If composer Klaus Badelt's studio was flipped over, filled with water, and rocked by random explosions, would he do the sensible thing and make for an immediate escape? Or would he stop just long enough to try to salvage his hard drives of redundant orchestral samples and drum loops? After listening to Poseidon, you get worried that he'd actually consider the latter. There are lots of mind-numbing aspects of the 2006 remake of the popular 1972 film, and Badelt contributes to that haze. Wolfgang Petersen's film isn't a step-for-step remake of The Poseidon Adventure, but all the essentials are the same. An ocean liner celebrating new year's eve is broadsided by a rogue wave and flipped over. Most of the passengers flail around and are killed while a small group of unlikely characters makes it to the bottom of the hull and escapes. There's even a pop song in mix, hoping to attract Oscar consideration. While the 2006 version hasn't been whipped by critics like it could have been, there's nothing truly interesting about a story in which everyone knows what's going to happen. Irwin Allen would be proud that his inspiration has been resurrected once again, but it's hard to say that anyone else would be excited by Poseidon. One possible positive aspect of Poseidon is its reluctance to dig too deeply into its characters; we simply accept them as stereotypes and move on. Klaus Badelt does the same with the score, ignoring the individual stories and focusing on only one overarching theme and style to represent the story. Badelt has had a severely hit-and-miss career, attached mostly to Hans Zimmer and other Media Ventures artists, and Poseidon will cause many of the same frustrations for detractors of Badelt (and Zimmer) who find his music underachieving and uninteresting. Perhaps the most perplexing aspect of this score is Badelt's reliance on the synthetic when he obviously had an orchestral ensemble ready for the task. In these cases, only a tight budget can usually justify such moves.



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347 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.67 Stars
***** 41 5 Stars
**** 46 4 Stars
*** 94 3 Stars
** 92 2 Stars
* 74 1 Stars
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Brendan Cochran - October 25, 2014, at 6:56 p.m.
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This man stole from Neal Acree!!!!!   Expand >>
raymond Leggs - October 7, 2006, at 11:37 p.m.
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So, where's a review for The Promise?   Expand >>
SethM - June 12, 2006, at 7:57 p.m.
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Alternate review of Poseidon at Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - June 11, 2006, at 9:45 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 41:44
• 1. Won't Let You Fall - performed by Stacy Ferguson (4:36)
• 2. Bailamos - performed by Stacy Ferguson (3:10)
• 3. Postales - performed by Federico Aubele (4:09)
• 4. The Poseidon (3:18)
• 5. The Wave (4:37)
• 6. A Map and a Plan (2:29)
• 7. Fire Dive (2:48)
• 8. Claustrophobia (7:09)
• 9. Drowning (3:04)
• 10. Don't Look Down (3:43)
• 11. Escape (2:41)

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