Wonder Woman – Rupert Gregson-Williams

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So far, Disney’s Marvel Studios have always been a step ahead of their fellow rival DC, at least quality-like. However, with the latest installment in the DC Extended Universe, Patty Jenkins’s “Wonder Woman”, the critical missteps that were “Batman vs Superman” and “Suicide Squad” might not be forgotten, but the newest franchise entry luckily proves that it has finally been put back on track. Continue reading

The Mummy – Brian Tyler

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As if there weren’t enough cinematic universes soon to be developed, Universal Studios jumped upon the popular train of establishing new franchises by creating the series of “Dark Universe” films focussing on the studio’s classic monsters such as Frankenstein, Dracula and, last but not least, “The Mummy”, with the latter becoming the first entry in the soon-to-be expanding list. Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Tyler Bates

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The craziest galaxy savers floating around in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are back – following up the unexpected yet enormously successful “Guardians of the Galaxy” that saw a wannabe superhero, a violent-horny racoon, a female killer, a muscle-bound fighter and a living tree unite in order to save their world, is the surprisingly creatively entitled sequel “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”. Continue reading

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Geoff Zanelli

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WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS HEAVY PLOT SPOILERS!

Jack Sparrow’s back – sorry, did I just say Jack Sparrow? Of course, I was talking about the one and only Captain Jack Sparrow. Once again, he finds himself in a considerably hopeless situation: Having lost his mojo and being hunted by ghost captain Armando Salazar whom he once tricked, Johnny Depp’s alter ego, eccentric as always, desperately needs to find the legendary Trident of Poseidon, which bestows control over the seas, in order to prevent any further misadventures. Continue reading

Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken

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Only very rarely does a composer get the opportunity to go back to one of his earlier works and is attached to score the newly-made remake. Actually, I am not sure if this has ever happened before – it probably depends on what you think about John Williams having scored both “A New Hope” and “The Force Awakens”…

However, much to everyone’s surprise, the Disney executives decided to bring back legendary animation composer Alan Menken, an eight-time Academy Award winner – two of them won for the original “Beauty and the Beast” movie -, to score the 2017 live action adaption of the classic fairy tale while also contributing some new songs and reworking the pre-existing material into a brand-new score. Continue reading