Independence Day: Resurgence

Music Composed By: Thomas Wander and Harald Kloser

Songs By: Various Artists

Distributed by: Sony Records

Reviewed by Melissa Minners


                Twenty years ago, aliens invaded Earth style=, killing over three billion people before a crack military pilot style= (Will Smith style=) and a scientist style= (Jeff Goldblum style=) infected the alien mothership style= with a computer virus style= that allowed the combined international military forces to defeat the aliens and drive them off our planet.  In Independence Day: Resurgence style=, the aliens have returned with new technology bent on taking Earth once and for all, but the survivors of the first attack, along with the newly formed Earth Space Defense style= pilots and scientists aren't willing to give up the battle for their planet just yet.  Independence Day: Resurgence stars Liam Hemsworth style=, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman style=, Maika Monroe style=, Travis Tope style=, William Fichtner style=, Charlotte Gainsbourg style=, Judd Hirsch style=, Jessie Usher style= and Vivica A. Fox style=.

                The musical score of Independence Day: Resurgence was created by Austrian composers Thomas Wander style= and Harald Kloser style=.  Thomas Wander began studying music at an early age.  By 1992, he had moved to Los Angeles and began studying with Jerry Goldsmith and David Raskin style= at the University of Southern California style=.  He began creating musical scores for film and television in 1994.  Some notable works include the score of White House Down style=, Buffy the Vampire Slayer style= (the televisions series), The Day After Tomorrow style=, 10,000 BC style= and 2012 style=.  Harald Kloser is a composer, producer and script writer who began composing musical score for television and film in 1988.  Notable works include the musical scores of The Thirteenth Floor style=, Sins of the Father style=, Dracula style=, RFK style=, The Day After Tomorrow, Alien vs. Predator, 10,000 BC, White House Down and 2012.

                The score of the original Independence Day style= was created by British composer David Arnold style= and had a heroic flare to it, featuring horn fanfare, strings, woodwinds and percussion.  The composers for Independence Day: Resurgence didn't stray to far from that format, using pieces from the ending tracks of the original film to form the basis of the new film's score and building upon that.  The aliens are still described with low registry brass, but that's enhanced by electronic sound (It's A Trap style=).  The heroes of the film still inspire horn fanfare (note the heroic horns and percussion found in Great Speech style= and Welcome to the Moon style=).  Action sequences are dramatic and fast-paced.  In addition to the score, there are a couple of songs worth noting - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) style= by Annie Trousseau style= and Electric U style= by Kid Bloom style=.

                All in all, though the film may have been a disappointment in the box office, the Independence Day: Resurgence Soundtrack style= was quite an enjoyable listen and I, for one, recommend it to ID4 style= fans out there.  If you can't enjoy the film, at least you can enjoy the music created for it.


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