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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

John Ottman

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Norrin Radd

-The album opens magnificently with an almost 5 minute suite dedicated to fleshing out the fantastic Silver Surfer theme which is nothing short of orgasmic. The theme is by far the best thing the album has to offer and it’s a shame that no other thing on the album quite lives up to the fantastic theme. Since the Surfer is from outer space Ottman employs some very nice synths to give it an other worldly feel and he pulls it off quite nicely. -The album does have a lot of skittering action writing which I’m not really a huge fan of. Elfman and Powell can pull that kind of stuff of well but here it just sounds so generic. “Chasing the Surfer” and “Pursuing Doom” are great examples of that kind of writing, but luckily the whole album is jam packed with that and does have a lot of nice melodic writing that provides some great musical moments. -Tracks like “Someone I Once Knew” are a delight to listen to and once again shows Ottman using the weird little synths very nicely. I love how he blends the synths with this mysterious choir around the 45 sec. mark on that track. Makes it sound so mysterious and creepy. I haven’t seen the movie yet but hopefully that great cue won’t be ruined by loud sound effects or dialog. We get to see Ottman’s romantic side with beautiful cues like “Wedding Day Jitters” and “Gunshot Wedding”. Wish we could have gotten more stuff like that but the small ones we get here are nice enough. “Silver Savior/Aftermath” contains some great action and moments where the Surfer theme gets to shine. I’m guessing it accompanies the big, loud CGI battle that we should except at the end of the movie. -The album finally closes with “Norrin Radd” which contains a choral rendition of the Surfer theme. Really wish it were longer and wish Ottman had done more grand choral writing like that because that was a treat to listen to and easily my favorite track on the album. -I was never a huge fan of the first FF score and this one isn’t perfect either but it is a huge improvement over the first one. It’s no match for Ottman’s stronger outings like “X2” or “House of Wax” but I still really did enjoy this an awful lot.

Looove the Ottman!

John Ottman never disappoints, and he's particularly good at these superhero-movie scores. The first cue is my favorite, combining epic themes in that Kerry Muzzey/Hans Zimmer/Patrick Doyle style, with great orchestrations. Worth the download, definitely.

#1 Soundtrack of the year!!!

I love this soundtrack. It fits in perfectly with the first movie. As their #1 fan, I will give anything to for this movie and the Fantastic Four. They rock!!!!!!!

Biography

Born: 1964

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Composer/editor/director and California native John Ottman's passion for music and film began at a young age in San Jose. Years spent making short films in his parent's garage eventually lead the young auteur to USC, where he graduated from the university's prestigious School of Cinema-Television. It was there where he met future collaborator Bryan Singer, with whom he would go on to compose the music for and edit The Usual Suspects, Apt Pupil, X-Men 2, and Superman Returns. He has also scored films...
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