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The Tomorrow War
(2021)
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Composed and Produced by:
Lorne Balfe

Conducted by:
Nick Glennie-Smith

Orchestrated by:
Shane Rutherfoord-Jones
Adam Price
Gabriel Chernick
Harry Brokensha
Luigi Janssen

Additional Music by:
Sven Faulconer
Peter Adams
Steven Davis
Stuart Thomas
Steffen Thum
Max Aruj
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Milan Records
(July 2nd, 2021)
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Commercial digital release only, with high resolution options.
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Buy it... if you relish loud, meaty, and anthemic music of moderate intelligence for an otherwise brainless concept, Lorne Balfe occasionally offering smart ideas for the film but succumbing to basic genre stereotypes.

Avoid it... if you demand thematic consistency from Balfe or a truly satisfying album presentation of those ideas, the score's themes for the human characters a jumbled mess by the end.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #2,015
WRITTEN 8/8/21
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The Tomorrow War: (Lorne Balfe) In 2048, as depicted in 2021's The Tomorrow War, humanity's ass is destined to be kicked by a nasty, spikey white alien species which tears apart and feasts upon people like fast food. By 2051, most of the world's population has already been thrashed or eaten, so the remaining bipeds send soldiers back in time to 2022 to bring people forward to 2051 for the fight. In perhaps the film's most entertaining flash of originality, this message arrives via a time portal opening in the middle of the World Cup. Not surprisingly, most of the people who go off to fight the aliens in the future are themselves slaughtered, though they do find an alternative way to defeat the beasts. Integral to the plot is Chris Platt's lead, Dan Forester, whose daughter eventually leads research into a biological weapon again the "Whitespike" aliens; the two have the most meaningful interactions of the film outside of a highly redemptive and occasionally humorous role for J.K. Simmons as Forester's father. Despite poor reviews and grumbling response from audiences over its derivative fight sequences, The Tomorrow War, which was originally meant as a theatrical Paramount release in 2020, performed reasonably well in its debut on Amazon's streaming platforms in 2021 instead, and sequel talk immediately ensued. Nobody needed a time machine to predict that composer Lorne Balfe would write the music for The Tomorrow War after having successfully collaborated with director Chris McKay on The Lego Batman Movie and tackling similar science-fiction concepts in recent years. Balfe can write this kind of churning, masculine action music in his sleep, and fortunately for his listeners, he's become increasing proficient in providing decent highlights in such scores during the later 2010's and early 2020's. In many ways, this particular entry is a sibling to his overachieving music for Terminator Genisys, the instrumentation and melodic structures similar all around. Many of the trademarks of the genre are evident in the music, though Balfe and several ghostwriters attempt to infuse more stylish intrigue and narrative grace into this recording, which was fragmented in its creation due the pandemic of 2020.


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Average: 2.86 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 75:24
• 1. Multiply (2:54)
• 2. Spikes Attack (1:57)
• 3. Who's With Us? (4:04)
• 4. Reunited (3:07)
• 5. Back to the Past (4:03)
• 6. The Tomorrow War (5:33)
• 7. The Whitespikes (4:01)
• 8. The Draft (4:41)
• 9. Goodbye (4:15)
• 10. So It Begins (8:21)
• 11. Fight (2:47)
• 12. Message From the Future (2:28)
• 13. The Nest (2:08)
• 14. Test Tubes (3:19)
• 15. The Cube (2:51)
• 16. Pushing (6:24)
• 17. Miami Dolphins Still Suck (1:52)
• 18. Colonel Forester (5:09)
• 19. Dan Forester (3:16)
• 20. Homecoming (2:17)

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