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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(2014)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated , Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Robert Elhai
Brad Warnaar
Robert Lydecker
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Atlantic Records
(August 5th, 2014)
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Buy it... if you can't go wrong with Brian Tyler in ultra-masculine anthem mode, his approach to this concept taking the simplistic, bombastic blockbuster sound to levels of straightforward harmonic pounding not often so shamelessly executed.

Avoid it... if you expect Tyler to pay tribute in any way, thematically or stylistically, to the musical origins of this concept, or if you wish for him to infuse the ethnic and narrative diversity of Klaus Badelt's 2007 score for the prior franchise entry.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,566
WRITTEN 12/21/14
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: (Brian Tyler) When Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird conjured the four now infamous anthropomorphic turtles named after Renaissance artists back in the 1980's, you have to wonder if they had any inkling whatsoever that these silly creatures would become popular enough to spawn several animated TV series, no less than five feature films, video games, and a line of merchandise that has now spanned two generations. Reaction to the 2014 live-action movie version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been really quite amusing, because critics have laid waste to the picture for dissolving the concept down to boring rehash. And yet, audiences continue to soak it up and offer millions of dollars of grosses to the concept, ensuring that the planned sequels to this reboot will proceed. A Michael Bay production, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of 2014 is mostly an origin story with the expected emphasis on action, the four protagonist turtles battling an evil clan while being pursued for the truth by a reporter who doesn't realize that she has connections to the scientific beginnings of the turtles. There's nothing understated about the film's straightforward plot, and the same can be said of the music for the movie by Brian Tyler, one of the few composers of this era comfortable supplying brute force of the Hans Zimmer/Remote Control variety without sacrificing his desire to perpetuate the rhythmic and thematic tendencies of the late Jerry Goldsmith. The music of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has evolved in expected fashion since the late 1980's. In its films, the original trilogy was tackled by Monty Python veteran John du Prez, whose scores enhanced the snazzy pop attitude of the turtles with some cheesy but effective action material. The evolution of the concept's soundtracks became pronounced in 2007 when Klaus Badelt took the CGI adaptation film towards the modern blockbuster sound without sacrificing the hip attitude of du Prez's scores. With Brian Tyler comes the complete evolution of the music, the original stylish pop mannerisms left behind and replaced in totality by testosterone-laden, bass-heavy action of the Remote Control variety. One of the interesting aspects of this evolution is how these scores continue to push further from their ethnic roots, with fewer and fewer references to Eastern instrumentation remaining. In Tyler's favor, however, is the simple fact that the man has absolutely mastered the modern blockbuster sound without sacrificing all basic standards of orchestral excellence.



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174 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.35 Stars
***** 39 5 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 72:35
• 1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (4:45)
• 2. Adolescent Genetically Altered Shinobi Terrapins (4:31)
• 3. Splinter vs. Shredder (6:25)
• 4. Origins (6:02)
• 5. Brotherhood (1:19)
• 6. Turtles United (4:10)
• 7. Rise of the Four (3:34)
• 8. The Foot Clan (3:17)
• 9. Shellacked (6:47)
• 10. Project Renaissance (1:57)
• 11. Shortcut (4:41)
• 12. Shredder (5:59)
• 13. Cowabunga (4:35)
• 14. 99 Cheese Pizza (1:49)
• 15. Adrenaline (6:26)
• 16. Buck Buck (4:11)
• 17. TMNT March (2:07)

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