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Predators
(2010)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
Frank Bennett
Jeff Atmajian
Andrew Kinney
Tim Simonec
Mike Watts
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
La-La Land Records
(August 10th, 2010)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you have waited twenty years to hear Alan Silvestri's famous theme from Predator resurrected on the big screen, joined in a new setting by an extremely creative collection of sounds to stir atmospheric dread in between bombastic and majestic orchestral passages.

Avoid it... if you expect the entire range of Silvestri's motifs to be satisfyingly developed by John Debney, or if you have no interest in a score that uses electric guitars and challenging, dissonant tones to define the reboot rather than a clear and interesting new theme.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,141
WRITTEN 7/12/10
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Predators: (John Debney) Regardless of your opinion of the degeneration of the Predator film franchise since its outstanding 1987 debut, there is no doubt that the concept of a nasty-looking, technologically advanced race of interstellar hunters has fascinated audiences and filmmakers alike. The evolution of the franchise has been immensely disappointing, though, forgetting the true suspense of the original classic and turning the creatures into standard comic book villains through their studio-forced interaction with the Alien franchise. Director and producer Robert Rodriguez had long been interested in creating a sequel to the initial two Predator films, first pitching a rough script to 20th Century Fox in 1994 and waiting fifteen years for approval. While 2010's Predators is technically a sequel to the 1987 classic, it aims to reboot the franchise into a fresh new series of films. Directed by Nimrod Antal, the first of these introduces a distant planet on which humans skilled in the art of killing (and other, similarly talented aliens) are brought to be the targets of hunting by the famed "predators" in a game reserve. As you might expect, the newest batch of humans to be mysteriously abducted and dropped onto this planet has to work together to survive, battling not only their own betrayals but also two breeds of predators that have begun a civil war. It's a messy situation, to say the least, and Antal and Rodriguez offer no real resolution for the human survivors of this initial reboot tale, obviously leaving the door open for additional sequels. Made for a relative bargain at only $40 million, Predators recouped that sum in just a few days at the box office, shaking off mixed reviews that tended to remind that there is little chance that this franchise will ever match the suspenseful allure of the original. Among the memorable aspects of Predator that has remained highly respected even in the mainstream is Alan Silvestri's music. The propulsive, percussive and brass-dominated score relies on one of the most distinct, rhythmically unique themes to exist in the genre, and it's been immensely disappointing to encounter the later entries in the franchise that did not, despite some hints by Brian Tyler for the most recent one, actually utilize this famous theme. It was initially expected that Silvestri would return for Predators, though he was reportedly unable to because of a scheduling conflict with The A-Team. Due to his association on several films with Rodriguez, however, including co-compositional credits, John Debney stepped into the role immediately after finishing Iron Man 2.



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550 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.04 Stars
***** 81 5 Stars
**** 131 4 Stars
*** 150 3 Stars
** 107 2 Stars
* 81 1 Stars
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hewhomustnotbenamed - August 22, 2010, at 12:01 a.m.
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Did anybody find it weird?
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 69:11
• 1. Free Fall (3:06)
• 2. Single Shooter (2:08)
• 3. This is Hell (4:10)
• 4. Cages/Trip-Wire (3:51)
• 5. Not of This Earth (2:50)
• 6. Hound Attack (4:08)
• 7. We Run We Die (4:39)
• 8. Predator Attack (1:46)
• 9. Meet Mr. Black (1:15)
• 10. They See Our Traps (2:26)
• 11. Over Here (2:24)
• 12. Smoke (2:38)
• 13. Nikolai Blows (2:10)
• 14. Stans' Last Stand (1:49)
• 15. Hanzo's Last Stand (3:08)
• 16. Leg Trap (2:22)
• 17. Take Me to the Ship (2:04)
• 18. Edwin and Isabelle Captured (1:33)
• 19. Predator Fight, Royce Runs (3:15)
• 20. Twisted Edwin/Royce Returns (3:25)
• 21. She's Paralyzed (6:05)
• 22. Royce vs. Predator (2:39)
• 23. Let's Get Off This Planet (3:01)
• 24. Theme From Predator (1:45)

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The insert includes notes from the composer, director, and producer, as well as information about the score and film.
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