Originally Posted by TheVileOne
Ottman put some great music together for X2 that was promptly tossed in the trash with the third movie as they had yet another new composer. It makes me sick.
Well, Ratner encouraged Powell to do his own thing. But in a 2006 interview, Powell said he wrote new music that "was in the same family as Michael Kamen and John Ottman" (and there are some Kamen and Ottman stylistic pieces in X3's score). Plus, Ottman was unavailable to do X3
because he was both editing and scoring SR at the time.
But I loved Powell's score for X3. Still do. Some of the action stuff blows away Ottman's work on X2, and the Phoenix theme is beautiful stuff.