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Transformers: Dark of the Moon
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Conducted by:
Nick Glennie-Smith
Gavin Greenaway

Orchestrated by:
Bruce Fowler
Walter Fowler
Yvonne S. Moriarty
Rick Giovinazzo
Kevin Kaska
Ed Neumeister
Penka Kouneva

Co-Produced by:
Alex Gibson
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Reprise Records
(June 24th, 2011)
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Commercial download release only, available at initially unreasonable prices of $14 to $16. A CD offering with identical contents was originally planned and advertised, but delays in the CD album's approval caused it to be delayed indefinitely.
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Buy it... if you love hearing brute Hans Zimmer hybrid action scores and other related music regurgitated by his Remote Control associates, even if such arrangements border on plagiarism.

Avoid it... if you expect full development of either the guilty pleasure anthems from the first score in the franchise or the smooth, easy-listening portions of the second, both mostly absent from the album for this incohesive and unsatisfying conclusion to the trilogy.
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WRITTEN 7/13/11
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon: (Steve Jablonsky) A few constants have come to define the Michael Bay-directed franchise of live-action Tranformers films. First, you still won't visually recognize any of the robots easily if you were a fan of the 1980's show and its associated Hasbro toy line. Secondly, the script won't make a whole lot of sense if you try to compare its arc to that of the original concept, either. Third, footage from prior Bay films will be incorporated for a myriad of reasons. Fourth, revered critics will pound the film with overwhelmingly negative reviews that dismiss the endeavor as juvenile and incomprehensible. Fifth, audiences will flock to the movie anyway, making it a huge box office success domestically and worldwide. Altogether, once the premise was rebooted in 2007, you knew what to expect from its sequels, and nothing about 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon will surprise eager audiences. After the substantial script issues with 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, at least Dark of the Moon had a better organized plotline from the start. It opens and closes many doors about the history of the machines and their Cybertron homeworld, though because of Bay's lack of interest in making another sequel in the franchise, many of the major characters are destroyed and the overarching franchise storyline is largely concluded by this entry. These films remain brainless entertainment made incomprehensible by the devastation of the concept's original water-tight mythos and, of course, Bay's often impossible shooting style. It's no surprise that Hans Zimmer spin-off composer Steve Jablonsky has been along for the ride in this trilogy rather than really making much of an impact on its artistic trajectory. He's become the ultimate laid-back yes-man for Bay, even writing generic library music during production for the director to play with and insert into the third film wherever he wished. Fortunately for the composer, the production schedule for Dark of the Moon was far friendlier than on the previous entry, allowing him to ultimately write over two hours of music for the densely-scored film (no additional composers are credited on the release, but they reportedly were employed). Because of Bay's ridiculously choppy style of shooting, Jablonsky mostly disregarded writing a score significantly tailored to synchronization points in the movie, instead simply serving as an ambient pace-setting device.

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Average: 2.47 Stars
***** 84 5 Stars
**** 119 4 Stars
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Amazing soundtrack
cenzo74 - June 4, 2013, at 3:08 p.m.
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I detect a bit of The Last Samurai in there   Expand >>
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Newest: August 9, 2011, at 12:13 Mr Wonderful
Mind Heist
Michael Björk - July 26, 2011, at 6:32 a.m.
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major disappointment
greg - July 22, 2011, at 12:17 a.m.
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Mind Heist . . . I should have listened to everyone else.
RECKENEFIN - July 14, 2011, at 7:24 a.m.
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Total Time: 59:48
• 1. Dark Side of the Moon (3:49)
• 2. Sentinel Prime (3:16)
• 3. Lost Signal (4:08)
• 4. In Time You'll See (3:16)
• 5. Impress Me (3:00)
• 6. We Were Gods Once (4:22)
• 7. Battle (3:40)
• 8. There is No Plan (3:36)
• 9. We All Work For the Decepticons (1:51)
• 10. The Fight Will Be Your Own (4:41)
• 11. Shockwave's Revenge (2:00)
• 12. No Prisoners, Only Trophies (3:32)
• 13. The World Needs You Now (1:59)
• 14. It's Our Fight (6:32)
• 15. I'm Just the Messenger (4:25)
• 16. I Promise (1:58)
• 17. Our Final Hope (3:42)

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