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 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 12:43 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

I love the first score very dearly and own the La La Land Release although I still haven't thoroughly read through the liner notes.

It's classic Mark Mancina with his pulsing action using guitars to move the score along. It has a theme I can remember distinctively.

And that brings me to Bad Boys II, done by Trevor Rabin. I usually love Trevor Rabin's work, but I wasn't feeling his work much here. The music isn't by any means bad, but it doesn't stand out like Mancina's.

Does anyone know why Mancina wasn't brought back to score Bad Boys II?

EDIT: I had originally said the music for Bad Boys II was by Hans Zimmer, but changed it to the correct guy Trevor Rabin. (Bad research on my part, very aggravating.)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 1:07 AM   
 By:   Per   (Member)

And that brings me to Bad Boys II, done by Hans Zimmer.

...make that Trevor Rabin ! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 1:11 AM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

I think its all in the booklet notes for Bad Boys. IIRC Mancina was asked to repeat what he did for the first film and he felt he should have gone in a different direction so they decided to part company - I think that is how it goes anyway. Trevor Rabin was then asked to compose the score - which is very different from Mancina's so I can't understand why they just didn't ask Mancina!

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 1:21 AM   
 By:   Peter Atterberg   (Member)

My apologies for the bad research (facepalm) I get very aggravated when I do that.

Anyways, I changed my original post, and yea I should just read the booklet then. But even so, listening to the score, the music to the final half of the movie stands out a lot more, but not like Mancina's did. Then again, I'm a huge fan of the strong style Mancina brings to his scores. It's why the scores I listen to the most that aren't by him are The Rock, Crimson Tide, Broken Arrow, etc.

As Markus and Mike are infiltrating the mansion in Cuba, I hear the theme from the first Bad Boys which is really cool, did anyone else notice this?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 2:01 AM   
 By:   Koray Savas   (Member)

I think Mancina had some creative differences, as briefly touched upon above.

Rabin's score is a weird mash of the 90s action scoring style with rap/hip-hop beats. I recall a couple artists from this genre credited for additional music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 5:57 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

I believe Trevor Morris and Jablonsky had a heavy hand with additional music. Morris wrote my favorite cue from Bad Boys II... The Highway Chase. I do love the sequel's eclectic soundscape.

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

More people who think they are "linear notes"!

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I think Mancina had some creative differences, as briefly touched upon above.

Rabin's score is a weird mash of the 90s action scoring style with rap/hip-hop beats. I recall a couple artists from this genre credited for additional music.


Dr. Dre, of all people.

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

My favorite credit is "Additional Dr. Dre Music By."

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

I actually enjoyed the score for BB2 and thought it worked well in the film. It was very percussive and hard-driving, at times reminiscent of Black Hawk Down and Rabin's The One. It's certainly not for everyone though. I'd love to see it get an official release

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2012 - 5:48 AM   
 By:   groovemeister   (Member)

Not a Rabin fan by any means, but i do like his score to BB2.

Now, if someone could release Bad Company, now there's a good Trevor Rabin score

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2012 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   ClaytonMG   (Member)

I enjoyed the score to Bad Boys II... But I believe most of the stuff I enjoyed was by Jablonsky and Morris. It'd be interesting if La La Land or someone actually decided to release this score and gave credit to the correct composers and whatnot. Plus the notes would be interesting to read.

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2012 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Hybrid Soldier   (Member)

Bad Boys II...

Which was basically written by Trevor Rabin with Paul Linford & Tim Heintz.

Also scored by Steve Jablonsky with Trevor Morris & Clay Duncan.


Oh it was also scored by Harry Gregson-Williams with Toby Chu & Mel Wesson.


Some Mark Mancina leftovers did survive the final film.


And I almost forgot that Heitor Pereira also did some work there !



That's called = a Michael Bay Movie

wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2012 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

What's the emoticon for dizziness? lol

Where do the remains of Mancina's score show up in the film?

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2012 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

What's the emoticon for dizziness? lol

Where do the remains of Mancina's score show up in the film?


Read Atterberg's most recent post.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2012 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Trent Easton Navarro   (Member)

Bad Boys II...

Which was basically written by Trevor Rabin with Paul Linford & Tim Heintz.

Also scored by Steve Jablonsky with Trevor Morris & Clay Duncan.


Oh it was also scored by Harry Gregson-Williams with Toby Chu & Mel Wesson.


Some Mark Mancina leftovers did survive the final film.


And I almost forgot that Heitor Pereira also did some work there !



That's called = a Michael Bay Movie

wink


Don't forget Dr Dre and his additional composers!

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2012 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Hybrid Soldier   (Member)

What's the emoticon for dizziness? lol

Where do the remains of Mancina's score show up in the film?


Read Atterberg's most recent post.


Yep and there's some scene when they are talking under some highway or bridge, after probably a car chase. That one has a cue that sounds a lot like Mancina.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

BBII was on last night and I did what I often do - I flipped over just to watch the freeway chase. I'm surprised to learn Rabin scored this, not because I like it but because of the way the score works in the sequence. Instead of turning the volume up to compete with the massive sound of the action, it's dialed down and works against the action in a really effective way. The scene is already so ridiculously over the top that the cue actually helps to ground it in some small way. I thought Mancina scored it because it reminded me more of the moody sound of TRAINING DAY.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I just love the credit for "Additional Dr. Dre Music by" during the end credits.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

I just love the credit for "Additional Dr. Dre Music by" during the end credits.

So what was the answer? Who did the additional Dr. Dre music?

 
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