Hans Zimmer and John Powell are two of (in my opinion)the best film composers out there, and the idea of them collaborating blows my mind. For those of you who are familiar with the first score, you will remember that the two did a masterful job of making the film sound distinctly Chinese in tone, and did so by subscribing to traditional Chinese musical techniques. For those of you who are returning for that sound you may be slightly disappointed, seeing as some of that sound was thrown out the window in the sequel. However, for those of us who are staunch film score fans because a composers ability to twist our emotions around, look no further. This score is one of the most epic and inspiring that I have ever heard. The track "Zen Ball Master" (the climax of the film)is the most bombastically excellent pieces of music I have heard in a long time, while the tracks "Rickshaw Chase" and "Musicians Village" embody humorous chases through the busy Chinese streets. Overall, while not exactly matching the tone of the original, this is a masterful score, worthy of anyone's collection.