Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [CD]

  • Artist: Hans Zimmer
  • Artist: Junkie XL
  • SKU: 4968028
  • Release Date: 03/18/2016
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worthy Soundtrack, but Not Iconic

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    ANDM
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    Veteran film composer Hans Zimmer has scored some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, including Christopher Nolan's acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy and the most recent Superman film, Man of Steel. For the upcoming sequel to that film (the first time Batman and Superman will on the big screen at the same time, not to mention Wonder Woman and other Justice Leaguers), he teams up with rising star Junkie XL for a good, solid score. Zimmer brings back some of his Superman themes from Man of Steel, but he and Junkie are careful not to reuse anything from the Nolan films, as this is a new Batman in a different universe. The score bears many of the duo's trademarks, but aside from the previously mentioned Superman themes, nothing emerges as particularly iconic, which is a shame. Those of us old enough to remember watching the Christopher Reeve Superman or Michael Keaton Batman movies know how great the themes for those films were. Just a few notes of the John Williams Superman march or Danny Elfman's Batman put you in Metropolis or Gotham City, and it's too bad that this score couldn't deliver on that level. Nonetheless, it's enjoyable to listen to, and the deluxe version has some extra music and liner notes including an interview with the composers. Worth a purchase, but if Zimmer and Junkie return for the upcoming Justice League film, let's hope they come up with something truly memorable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    About time Hans & JXL teamed up!

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    cac237
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    Maybe it should be called Hans Zimmer V. Junkie XL... There are two different styles apparent in the music which fit our two "fighters" greatly. We've grown accustomed to having a general expectation of what Batman's dark sounds should be and this is no expectation. Now with the Superman notes, they're more somber than what they were in MOS. Now flaws aside in the movie (and oooh how there are plenty), there are plenty of things that worked, and the score is one of the more positive qualities. I'm not too much of a fan of the Lex Luthor notes nor the Wonder Woman theme, but I still listen to them to take it in sometimes. Hearing this music alone makes me think further on how there's a good movie trapped inside a bad movie here! While Hans is leaving the superhero genre, I'm eager to find out what else JXL will be doing in the future. Oh! The poster inside is a nice touch.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exciting Score by Two of the Best

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    Osnard
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    Hans Zimmer has been one of Hollywood's best composers for decades, and cemented his legacy with the scores to Chris Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, as well as the Superman reboot Man of Steel. For the sequel, which introduces Batman and Wonder Woman into a new universe, he teams up with DJ and rising composer Junkie XL. Combining some of Zimmer's score from Man of Steel with new themes, the music transitions from somber to frenetic to heroic, as a score for a film like this should. Zimmer recently stated his retirement from superhero music, but he leaves on a high note, and Junkie XL is in position to continue his legacy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Rabid fans only!

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    Scott
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    I purchased the soundtrack based on a few samples from ITunes, hoping that the cacophany of drums were only a small part, and samples had just picked those moments. Sad to say, the drums crowd out any melody that might have been present. While "Men are Still Good" and "Is She with You?" contain new thematic material, the rest of the album, like the movie itself, is something of a mess. I think that from now on, I'll be avoiding any superhero scores by Junkie XL, and hope that warner Bros. decides to chose someone else to score the upcoming DC Universe movies.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Trinity sounds Glorious

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    rwidwald
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    I love this soundtrack, specially Beautiful Dream, Their War Her and the applause inducing, hair rising Is She With You?. I believe that Zimmer is a worthy successor to John Williams, and his work on future DC movies will be missed, but at least he gifted us with this jewel and Man Of Steel soundtrack to enjoy in the future. I still believe that the Man Of Steel soundtrack wins by a notch, but it's worth buying, no doubt about it. Plus all of the package design is awesome!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not as powerful as I had hoped.

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    Acadius
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    I LOVE the works of Hans Zimmer which had my expectations really high for this soundtrack. I mean, it's BATMAN VS SUPERMAN. I really enjoyed the Man Of Steel soundtrack (deluxe edition) so this one was a little of a letdown. Once again, the better tracks are the bonus ones on the second disk. It's not a deal breaker by any means. If you enjoy Hans Zimmer and his work then you should add this decent work to your collection.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Builds on previous themes

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    Bman4253
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    I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this score, and seeing how Hans Zimmer expanded on the themes he created for "Man of Steel". His collaboration with Junkie XL has resulted in subtle changes to what came before to very different themes for the new characters to the franchise. Wonder Woman's track in particular brings a fierceness to her on screen debut. If you enjoyed the score for "Man of Steel", give this a shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It is Decent

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    metalcorefan13
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    I am a big fan of Hans Zimmer's soundtrack scores. I especially liked his work with the Dark Knight Trilogy. I was very interested to see his work on this soundtrack after hearing what he was able to accomplish in the previous batman trilogy. The music definitely fits the mood of the movie. It isn't near as good as the Dark Knight soundtracks, but is good music if you are in to movie scores.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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