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X-Men: Days of Future Past (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

John Ottman Audio CD
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5.0 out of 5 stars super June 27 2014
By jawa74
Format:Audio CD
j'ai bien aimée entendre la bande sonore du film et la musique est vraiment très bonne
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best there is bub! June 15 2014
By Ronault D. Trowbridge - Published on Amazon.com
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Very beautiful non generic score, that perfectly evokes the loss & hopelessness of Xavier & Mystique. the desperation of Wolverine & the X-Men, and the menace of Magneto.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Relive the movie in your head! June 3 2014
By L. Ackerman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Love the score. Glad John Ottman is back, and that he incorporated his original X2 theme in this. I always felt that with each film having a different composer, it gave a different feel to each film. ...Maybe that's why there's this disconnect with the other films.

I especially love Hope (Xavier's Theme), and Welcome Back - End Titles, which connects John's X2 theme with Hope (Xavier's Theme).

Definitely a must have if you're into scores.
5.0 out of 5 stars Ottman Returns To The Franchise In Full-Form July 17 2014
By Kaya Savas - Published on Amazon.com
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The X-Men franchise has always been a crowd pleaser and had an awesome director behind it from the get go. Bryan Singer did a great job with X-Men and X2: X-Men United. He then left the franchise to direct Superman Returns, the franchise went on without him with mixed results. Besides directing continuity being broken there was also a lack of musical continuity, something of a pet peeve of mine. Every single film in this franchise has been scored by a different composer, until now that is. Singer brings back his go to collaborator in John Ottman who has scored every one of his films (as well as edited) except the first X-Men. John had to skip on the first X-Men because he was directing his first feature. Now Ottman returns as the first composer to bring back some form of continuity to this franchise, and he propels the X-Men into the modern age with grace.

X-Men Days Of Future Past may seem like a deceivingly quiet score at first, but there it is a very finely tuned machine building towards the climax. Ottman gives Xavier a wonderful theme that exudes warmth and turmoil in a quiet repressed fashion with a tragic tinge. It may draw comparisons to Hans Zimmer’s overly temped “Time”, but rest easy knowing Ottman doesn’t cut to temp scores as he edits completely clean. The score takes its time in building character and emotion. Xavier’s theme gets some variations and becomes the central motif of this film. The first half of this score is very poignant and touching. It introduces us slowly to some intriguing melodies and textures clearly building towards something. A few action bursts come, but it’s not until “Time’s Up” do we seriously see Ottman’s action chops come into play. He also of course touches back to his own themes from X2 including expansions of character motifs. The entire final act is full of emotional weight and grandiose action moments that fill the air. The orchestral approach with the slightest touch of electronics make the score something wonderful. Ottman wraps up the narrative in a wonderful conclusion that utilizes Xavier’s theme for a satisfying resolution.

John Ottman has successfully created an emotionally memorable journey back into the X-Men universe. The score is filled with organic emotions that build slowly throughout the narrative. Nothing is rushed, but nothing is boring either. You become instantly invested in what’s at stake. The action sequences bring heft and weight, but never in a clumsy manner. The construction of the score is elegant and fluid yet it can still shake you. Ottman delivers a large epically scoped score that never collapses under its own weight. The whole experience is a fantastically woven journey of character moments, action bombast and elegant emotions.
5.0 out of 5 stars X-cellent Sept. 19 2014
By Kyle Walker - Published on Amazon.com
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This soundtrack gets it right for the dark and dramatic tone of the movie. John Ottman was able to get all the dramatic elements of the film into the tracks. It was great to hear the original X-Men theme again while also seeing the original cast. There are influences of Hans Zimmer and Michael Kamen (RIP) in several of the songs. He does it so well that it doesn't sound like a copycat version. Whenever I hear one of the songs I can remember what scene it played in. He knows how to make the music fit with the scenes like he did with X2.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Soul Searching Superhero Music June 3 2014
By Danny - Published on Amazon.com
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John Ottman is certainly no stranger when it comes to superhero films. He has done both Fantastic Four films, Superman Returns, and X2. His best, from my collection, is probably Astro Boy. The cool thing about having done X2 is that Ottman reprises a theme that he established in that movie and brings it over for this movie too. The X-Men films have really gone through some composers and each has a unique interpretation for these characters musically. Some are a little bland and typical while others really stand out. My favorite from the X-Men franchise is Henry Jackman's First Class score. The other's are ok...but not something I find myself listening to very often.

This particular score by Ottman seems to be very....quiet. There is a lot of "soul searching" music here. Tracks like "Hope" (3), "I Found Them" (4), "He Lost Everything" (7), "How Was She" (9), "All Those Voices" (10), "Contacting Raven" (12), "Rules of Time" (13), "Join Me" (17), and "Do What You Were Made For" (18) are the slow thought provoking pieces that really do sound quite nice. My favorite of these is "Hope", track 3. Some of the action music starts rather subdued as well but eventually builds to what I imagine as some pretty incredible fight scenes. "Paris Pandemonium" really starts to pick up with some awesome rhythms and percussion but dies really quickly into mystery/horror music. No fault of Ottman...he has to compose the music the way the film tells the story.

We have some very James Bond sounding espionage music here too. "Pentagon Plan" and "Springing Erik" are two that remind me of something from an episode of Leverage. I haven't seen the movie...but I am sure that it works for the film very well.

This is a very quiet soundtrack in my opinion, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It can be very sad and slightly depressing at times...but then musically we hear that hint of hope. I think this captures the essence of the X-Men very well. They are a different kind of superhero. They are cool...but boy do they have problems...and I'm not talking about "I forgot my homework...or Does Mary Jane like me" stuff. They are shunned, hated, hunted, and got some pretty screwed up personal issues. They need this music. I think you can have more enjoyment and appreciation for it when you take it into context. The standout track for me, as I said, is track 3 entitled "Hope". It really captures this well and should be an X-Men anthem. It's simple rhythmic bass with single piano notes typed out is amazing.

This isn't music to daydream that you are one of the X-Men. It's music that gives you a hint of what it is like to live as one.
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