Film score pick of the mo: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Completely and utterly enjoyed X-Men: Days of Future Past. I might still be trying to reconcile the ramifications of the film on past X-Men films. But I’m dealing with that.

For the ‘revamped’ X-Men films’ second outing, John Ottman has taken the reigns on the scoring duties. Personally, I really, really enjoyed Henry Jackman’s score for First Class. Which is probably a big reason why I’ve chosen the track I have as my favourite pick of the bunch.

While I’m not overly fond of the soundtrack album as a whole – it feels too ‘soundtracky’ and very your typical comic book film sort of score. Sure, it’s great to hear the theme from X-Men 2 again, but I really liked that Henry Jackman took us away from that with the score for First Class.

So that’s why Hope is my track of choice. It’s using the main theme from First Class and is just a really beautiful piano piece. For that reason it stood out for me, against all of the other tracks. Which are very loud and scream ACTION ACTION ACTION. Mostly.

What’s your favourite soundtrack of the mo?