Record Label: Sony Music
Genre: Film Score
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I like Men in Black, but didn’t care much for Men in Black 2. I have no desire to rush out to see Men in Black 3 anytime soon either. It just doesn’t look that special to me. Danny Elfman returns to score Men in Black again, but I haven’t really been a fan of his scores for this series.
The initial score for Men in Black is okay, but it’s something about the series’ music that I don’t really like. I think the music works well with the movies but to listen to them by myself isn’t that exciting. The same can be said for Men in Black 3 now. It just sounds like background noise with no real theme or standout tracks. Elfman is usually better at creating some type of motif, or at least a better one for the MIB series. It comes across as too cartoony for me as well.
Usually main titles for scores is where you get to hear some themes but “Main Titles” for Men in Black 3 is just bland. The track starts with obnoxious rock music then goes into the score pieces. Sometimes rock instruments work with scores, this time it doesn’t. The rest of the album is hit or miss and thankfully doesn’t use the rock instruments too much. The Men in Black theme from the first movie comes into some of the songs but not all that much. Basically, it’s more or less the same as the other MIB scores. Some people will like this, others will not.
Bottom Line: Could have been better
Notable Tracks: Headquarters, Time Jump, A Close One
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