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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Review: Powell's 'X-Men 3'

X-Men: The Last Stand
Music by John Powell

It has taken three attempts by three different composers to get the music for the popular X-Men franchise right. Michael Kamen's score to X-Men, with all due respect, made no sense to me. There were no big themes to grab hold of. The X-Men series, which crams as many superheroes into a two-hour film as can be attempted by man, would kill any composer trying to assign a leitmotif for each of the major characters. But one strong, memorable theme is absolutely necessary to represent the whole X-Men team. Continue reading review...