Michael Jordan comes to
the big screen! I mean the BIG screen. The latest IMAX adventure
features the best basketball player to jump off of a professional basketball
court. Much along the lines of Michael Jordan's other film, Space
Jam, this compilation soundtrack features a barrage of pop tracks
spanning various styles. Unfortunately, this release only calls
composer John Debney's score off of the bench for a few meager minutes to
spell the starting pop stars.
the grandiose music used in the trailers for this film - Legends of the
Fall by James Horner, one might anticipate a little more dramatic
music. This is not the case. Debney chooses to continue in the
contemporary groove already established. With a somewhat mellow
beginning, Home with a Vengeance (10) soon kicks into a hip, rhythmic
adventure. The other selection from Debney, Gotta Come through Chicago
(11) also is also an R & B influenced piece but includes a number of
synthesized elements that evoke thoughts of Graeme Revell.
contribution is slight and will not excite those looking for more of his
brash music found in Cutthroat Island. This release is a
compilation of some very familiar tunes from television and the radio waves
with two pieces from John Debney. The album, as a whole, provides a
light diversion from the "serious" film music listen with
invigorating music from Fatboy Slim, relaxing melodies from Kim Simmons and
a bit of nostalgia from Earth, Wind and Fire.