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The Hurricane Heist
  • Composed by Lorne Balfe
  • Filmtrax / 42m

A heist takes place in a hurricane in Rob Cohen’s latest film, The Hurricane Heist.  When I saw a trailer for it on tv I thought it was going to be a Sharknado-type self-referential tv movie but to my (and everyone else’s) amazement it’s actually a film being released in cinemas.  Cohen used to make very successful films (including the first in The Fast and the Furious franchise) but it doesn’t seem particularly likely this will be a return to winning ways.  The score is by Lorne Balfe, whose score for last year’s disaster movie Geostorm didn’t exactly inspire confidence in this one.  And indeed, any confidence you may have had would have been misplaced because it’s awful.

The first cue does contain John Powell’s Bourne ostinato but that’s the only moment of quality in an otherwise-dire album which offers a succession of very noisy, very uninteresting action cues à la Batman v Superman.  It sounds mostly if not entirely synthetic (I’m guessing there wasn’t much of a music budget – not that it would have made any difference) and I can’t honestly see the value of commissioning something as generic as this rather than just tracking in music from any number of similar scores.  There’s little to say about it really – you know what it will sound like, even if you had hopes it might be something else.  There’s not even the usual “heist music” style, just the boring drumming and guitar.  It’s hard to even get too upset over it any more – this is how things are and we all know it.  One day the tide will turn.

Rating: No stars | |

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  1. Ad de Nijs (Reply) on Saturday 17 March, 2018 at 13:03

    Let’s hope so

  2. AdoKrycha007 (Reply) on Sunday 18 March, 2018 at 08:35

    No more Remote Control shit composers!