Soundtrack review: Hannibal (Hans Zimmer – 2001)

Soundtrack review: Hannibal (Hans Zimmer – 2001)

Cue rating - 9.7/10 9.7/10 9.7/10 “Hannibal” is a 2001 American crime thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. It is the sequel to the 1991 Academy Award–winning film The Silence of the Lambs in which Anthony Hopkins returns to his role as the iconic […]

Soundtrack review: Inferno (Hans Zimmer – 2016)

Soundtrack review: Inferno (Hans Zimmer – 2016)

Cue rating - 9.8/10 9.8/10 9.8/10 It’s been almost two years since the last great solo Hans Zimmer score and this one has been a long time coming from my favourite composer. The third score in the “Da Vinci Code” trilogy is upon us and I’ve been waiting a long long time for this one. […]

Soundtrack review; Kung Fu Panda 3 (Hans Zimmer – 2016)

Soundtrack review; Kung Fu Panda 3 (Hans Zimmer – 2016)

“Kung Fu Panda 3” is an upcoming 3D American-Chinese computer-animated action comedy martial arts film and the latest instalment in one of the most successful animation franchises ever. The film features the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson, and […]

Soundtrack review: Saints and Strangers (Lorne Balfe and Hans Zimmer – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Saints and Strangers (Lorne Balfe and Hans Zimmer – 2015)

“Saints & strangers” is a National Geographic mini series about the Voyage of the Mayflower and the first year of The Pilgrims in America. This is a story that goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, […]

Soundtrack review: Chappie (Hans Zimmer – 2015)

Soundtrack review: Chappie (Hans Zimmer – 2015)

„Chappie” is an experimental robot built and designed to learn and feel. Apparently this upsets some forces who will try to take him down. This is the plot of the latest science fiction movie from South African director Neil Blomkamp whose next science fiction film will be a little thing called “Alien”. He gained a […]

Sondtrack review: Sons of liberty (Lorne Balfe – 2015)

Sondtrack review: Sons of liberty (Lorne Balfe – 2015)

“Sons of liberty” is a History channel miniseries dramatizing the American Revolution in Boston. A miniseries from the channel that brought us Vikings sounds very good. And when the music is written by Hans Zimmer (the main theme) and Lorne Balfe, the guys who brought us the wonderful “The Bible” score, I am getting even […]

Soundtrack review: The thin red line (Hans Zimmer – 1998)

Soundtrack review: The thin red line (Hans Zimmer – 1998)

“If I never meet you in this life, let me feel the lack”. This is the most intense quote of the movie. Sean Penn tells it close to the end of the movie. “There's only one thing a man can do - find something that's his, and make an island for himself“ he continues. This is my island

Soundtrack review: The dark knight rises (Hans Zimmer – 2012)

Soundtrack review: The dark knight rises (Hans Zimmer – 2012)

  The dark end of “The dark knight” trilogy of scores was Hans Zimmer’s responsibility. James Newton Howard and his sensitivity were gone, and we were left with no real hope and a tremendous villain, the strongest Batman had to face during the trilogy. “The dark knight rises” was a tough challenge for Chris Nolan, […]

Soundtrack review: The da Vinci code (Hans Zimmer – 2006)

Soundtrack review: The da Vinci code (Hans Zimmer – 2006)

….The score would have been great even without it….The entire atmosphere is deep, eerie, affecting and all around beautiful. There are echoes everywhere, the strings and the brass play hide and seek and the choirs bring sensitivity and emotion to a very piercing composition. “Dies Mercurii I Martius” is a poignant start to the score…”Poisoned […]

Soundtrack review: Paperhouse (Hans Zimmer – 1989)

Soundtrack review: Paperhouse (Hans Zimmer – 1989)

“Paperhouse” is one of the first movies Hans Zimmer ever scored, in collaboration with Stanley Myers. The movie is a dark fantasy thriller and sounds quite intriguing, I might give it a look sometime. The “Overture” might just be Hans’ first try at an orchestral composition. In order to serve the subject of the movie, […]

Soundtrack review – It’s complicated (Hans Zimmer – 2009)

Soundtrack review – It’s complicated (Hans Zimmer – 2009)

“It’s complicated” is a romantic comedy starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. It is one of the shortest and lightest Hans Zimmer scores. He worked on this one with his frequent collaborator Heitor Parreira. You get what you expect in a score like this. Feel good music with just that small dose of […]

Soundtrack review: Renaissance man (Hans Zimmer – 1994)

Soundtrack review: Renaissance man (Hans Zimmer – 1994)

“Renaissance man” is a comedy starring Danny de Vito as an advertising exec who loses his job and is sent to teach classes at an army base. I chose this score for Hans Zimmer month in order to get familiar to some of his lesser known works. My sensors are set for comedy and the […]

Soundtrack review: Pearl Harbor (Hans Zimmer – 2001)

Soundtrack review: Pearl Harbor (Hans Zimmer – 2001)

The movie “Pearl Harbor” got a lot of bad reviews. Personally, I enjoyed it as an easy background watch. Hans Zimmer’s score – that’s a different story. From the main theme he wrote, which was sung by Faith Hill, until the very last note of “Heart of a volunteer”, this is one of the most […]

Soundtrack review : Inception (Hans Zimmer – 2010)

Soundtrack review : Inception (Hans Zimmer – 2010)

“Inception” was a mind bending idea and concept from Christopher Nolan. It still is one of my favorite movies ever. Same can be said about Hans Zimmer’s innovative and hypnotic score… I’ve dreamt a lot while listening to ”Inception”. I’ve imagined a lot of things while hearing this limitless composition. The music helps you fall […]

Soundtrack review: Backdraft (Hans Zimmer, 1991)

...Listening to Backdraft is like looking at Picasso’s early draw sketches: you see the immense talent and skill and genius that lie there, even if not fully developed yet. I listen to “Show me your fire truck” and I have a vision of one of the first beads in a long and endless string…

Soundtrack review: Rain man (Hans Zimmer, 1988)

Soundtrack review: Rain man (Hans Zimmer, 1988)

...The music works so well because Hans Zimmer didn’t write it to reflect the world outside. He wrote it for the world inside. It’s the soundtrack of the imaginary world we had when we were kids, and even if it’s a world we might be feeling lost in sometime, we still want to visit it as often as we can…