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Re: Top 200 Scores of the Century - #65 - #51
• Posted by: Lonestarr   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 2:26 p.m.
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• In Response to: Top 200 Scores of the Century - #65 - #51 (Riley KZ)

> #53 - X-Men III by John Powell

> Far and away the pinnacle of the X-Men franchise, which flopped all over
> quality-wise so many times its hard to keep count. And yet X3 is not only
> a great X-Men score, it might just be the best Marvel score from any of
> film associated with them. The score has balls the size of Magneto’s
> helmet, with frenetic, bombastic action that goes way beyond what we
> normally get from, well…just about anything. Best of all, Powell’s Phoenix
> theme, heard multiple times both in dramatic and epic battle scenes, is
> one of his best creations, a humdinger of an earworm. Some may say its too
> busy, and I guess that’s fair – it is busy. Very busy. Busy being AWESOME.

> Best Cue:

Wrote about this some years ago. One of the best (if not the best) X-Men scores. Truly a shame that - with the arguable exception of Hancock - Powell hasn't been given the opportunity to score superhero action.

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