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The Predator
(2018)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Gavin Greenaway
Jasper Randall

Orchestrated by:
Stephen Coleman
Andrew Kinney
Edward Trybek
Henri Wilkinson
Jonathan Beard

Additional Music by:
Matthew Margeson
Halli Cauthery
Alex Blecher
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Lakeshore Records
(September 28th, 2018)
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Digital commercial release only, with no CD but a high-resolution download option available. A short extended play album featuring three tracks and different cover art was available two weeks prior to main album.
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Buy it... if you seek a competent extension of Alan Silvestri's original Predator themes and sensibilities in a broadly expanded fantasy and action mode that offers a few notable highlights.

Avoid it... if you demand a truly cohesive evolution of vintage and fresh ideas in this, a basically satisfying but still somewhat perfunctory merging of styles that doesn't always make complete sense as arranged.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,916
WRITTEN 11/1/18
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The Predator: (Henry Jackman/Various) As hard as it is to imagine, the "Predator" concept was actually original at one point. It had mystery, fantasy, and intrigue to balance its humorously senseless violence, and part of the concept's charm was its intentionally unanswered questions. After numerous direct sequels and spin-offs, the franchise has few unanswered questions remaining, 2018's The Predator focusing the species' true intentions on Earth into final clarity. The script by original franchise actor Shane Black, who also directs, is so ridiculous that even an initially receptive Arnold Schwarzenegger refused to be a part of the production. The "Predator" race of hunter/killers has decided that it wishes to merge its own DNA with that of humans' to improve themselves (resistance is futile...), and it must do so quickly because it believes that climate change will wipe out humans in short order. The urgency the film tries to create from that notion is laughable, exacerbating the plentiful other attempts at humor in the story. (Nothing will ever beat the old woman who sees her apartment pillaged in Predator 2: "I don't think he gives a shit.") It doesn't really need mentioned that the general equation continues: humans are trying to understand the creatures while the alien killers get their thrills out of dismembering us. The music in the franchise, assuming you ignore the Alien-franchise spinoff absurdity, has always been dominated by the cult-like status of Alan Silvestri's original 1987 Predator score and the sometimes entertaining expansion of that sound in his Predator 2 a few years later. John Debney referenced that Silvestri base with mixed results in 2010's Predators, and the team of composers for The Predator does the same. Black has collaborated regularly with John Ottman and Brian Tyler in the years since his films' frequently employed Michael Kamen. Interestingly, there are a few distinct places in The Predator, led by "The Last Stand," that will make a veteran film music collector wonder if some Kamen music was edited into the temp track of the 2018 movie, as a few stylistic influences bleed through in the final product. The director instead turned to Remote Control Productions veteran Henry Jackman, who tackled the project with the usual army of ghostwriters you expect to be employed in anything RC-related.



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82 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.08 Stars
***** 11 5 Stars
**** 20 4 Stars
*** 25 3 Stars
** 17 2 Stars
* 9 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 54:55
• 1. Arrival (2:59)
• 2. Discovery (3:05)
• 3. Rory (1:32)
• 4. Project Stargazer (2:01)
• 5. Beautiful Specimen (1:37)
• 6. Playing With Fire (1:11)
• 7. Out of the Cage (2:40)
• 8. The Loonies (0:53)
• 9. On the Loose (2:58)
• 10. Another World (2:25)
• 11. Rescue (1:55)
• 12. Apex Predator (3:15)
• 13. Damage Control (1:01)
• 14. The Good Soldier (2:52)
• 15. Team McKenna (1:31)
• 16. The Ark Ship (2:18)
• 17. Onslaught (1:22)
• 18. Contact (2:07)
• 19. The Hunt (3:36)
• 20. The Sacrifice (1:35)
• 21. Alien Abduction (1:27)
• 22. The Last Stand (3:27)
• 23. Man vs. Predator (2:19)
• 24. Remembrance (1:36)
• 25. The Predator's Gift (3:02)

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