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Best: Ottman's return to actually weave in his earlier musical themes
John Ottman is the best composer to have worked on the X-Men series so far, and his score for "X2" is the best of the films until now. Hearing him actually bring back themes from the earlier films pays off here, particularly once we see the way this sort of folds the entire series back in on itself. I miss the days when films had distinctive character-driven themes and you could almost just listen to the score and see everything that was happening, and Ottman does his best to give this film the epic sound it deserves. Even if Singer isn't back for the next film, I'm hoping they keep Ottman, because he gets the X-Men as much as anyone else who has worked on the series so far.
- Drew McWeeny
[Left, Jennifer Lawrence and John Ottman on the set of "X-Men: Days of Future Past."]