Alex Cross | John Debney
The famous James Patterson character popularized by Morgan Freeman in the films Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider gets a new lease on cinematic life in this Rob Cohen-directed “origin” film starring Tyler Perry as a younger Cross plying the skills as a Detroit detective that will someday serve him as an FBI profiler. Co-starring Ed Burns as Cross’ partner and Matthew Fox as the brutal serial killer leading them on a game of cat-and-mouse.
Oscar-nominated for his score for Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, composer John Debney here takes a darker, more contemporary approach, superimposing layers of pulsating, industrial electronica on traditional orchestra to generate a pervasive sense of anxiety and urgency in the desperate hunt for a ruthless killer. Tracks like “Aqua Building,” “Give Me a Name” and “Next Target” contribute to an ever-increasing escalation of the stakes, a musical adrenaline pump on steroids that never yields. A more familiar Debney, meanwhile, emerges in a handful of softer, more traditionally orchestrated tracks that suggest just a hint of John Barry – “Alex Comforts Janelle,” “Going to Pop Pop” and “Restrained Satisfaction” – softly emotive cues designed to evoke Cross’ ambivalent state of mind and deeply fractious internal struggles.
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