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Fantastic Four
(2005)
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Composed and Co-Orchestrated by:

Conducted and Co-Orchestrated by:
Damon Intrabartolo

Produced by:
Casey Stone
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(July 12th, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you are a very avid John Ottman collector or a souvenir seeker from the comic series and/or film.

Avoid it... if you prefer Ottman's more devilishly delightful creations of intelligence that he seems to be restricting to the intrigue, mystery, and horror genres.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #962
WRITTEN 11/12/05
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Fantastic Four: (John Ottman) The rights to put the oldest Marvel comics superhero franchise on the big screen have taken a long and rocky road to reach 2005, when director Tim Story finally puts Jack Kirby and Stan Lee's original 1961 characters on film. A group of scientists goes up into space to study an approaching anomaly but are accidentally exposed to its mysterious energy. Fittingly, each of the four heroes receives a different superpower (it wouldn't have been as fun if they could all just only turn a shoe into a bottle of beer, would it?), as does the evil guy who used to be their colleague, so it's up to the four heroes to do their duties for national security and, of course, the usual fire truck falling off a bridge scenario. The only problem with this picture is that the adaptation to the big screen for Mr. Fantastic and his gang is extremely poorly written, with disappointing action scenarios, extremely loose logical jumps, and little genuine emotion and intrigue applied to the self-discoveries of the mutated scientists. In a summer that featured an exceptionally strong Batman entry, Fantastic Four made very decent money despite a thorough thrashing by many major critics. The common complaint about the film seems to be that it is like a full soda pop can that was opened three days ago... it's all horribly flat. Some people seem to like that taste, interestingly, and perhaps composer John Ottman is one of them. After writing a somewhat polarizing score to X-Men 2 (mixed reactions from across the board still plague that score), Ottman seems to have qualified himself as a capable superhero film score writer. With the next Superman film awaiting his talents, Ottman's Fantastic Four would offer an elaboration or correction on X-Men 2. What's interesting about Ottman's action writing is that it is just as creative on paper as his superior work for the genres of intrigue, mystery, and horror, and yet somewhere in the execution of these action ideas, the music presents itself with the same flatness as the three-day old can of pop.



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466 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.96 Stars
***** 52 5 Stars
**** 91 4 Stars
*** 166 3 Stars
** 103 2 Stars
* 54 1 Stars
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Alternate review of Fantastic Four at Movie Music UK
Jonathan Broxton - January 11, 2006, at 12:05 p.m.
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One sentence in Christian's review that is sheer brilliance
Andy F. - December 8, 2005, at 5:25 p.m.
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Hmm . .
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 45:31
• 1. Main Titles (2:34)
• 2. Cosmic Storm (4:48)
• 3. Superheroes (5:58)
• 4. Experiments (2:01)
• 5. Planetarium (1:29)
• 6. Entanglement (1:19)
• 7. Power Hungry (4:26)
• 8. Changing (2:47)
• 9. Lab Rat (4:50)
• 10. Unlikely Saviors (2:15)
• 11. Bye Bye Ned (2:16)
• 12. Battling Down (7:02)
• 13. Bon Voyage (1:16)
• 14. Fantastic Proposal (2:21)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a list of performers, but no extra information about the score or film.
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