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I said it once and I say it again: Listen to "The Passion of the Christ Symphony"! Oh, and I'm - a little bit - bored by "Predators", to be perfectly honest. I will give it another listen soon, that's for sure, but I just can't stand most of the amalgamation scores that combine a more classical oriented orchestral composition with electric guitars. Maybe I'm simply not in the right mood for it, who knows (certainly I don't), but I really don't like it so far. It has some nice tracks though and I'm not completely disgusted.
Saw the movie today, and my copy of the score should be on its way (hopefully signed by Mr. Debney). The score was a fantastic homage to Silvestri's original with a lot of distinct Debney touches throughout. If you liked the original, you should have a blast with Predators - both the score and film itself.
Define "Media Ventures-esque" :D It does utilize a live orchestra to great effect, but combines it with rock elements, synths, beats etc. It's definitely closer to Djawadi's score than to CutThroat Island exactly because of that. But it's Iron Man and a guitar driven orchestral score fits the character and setting very well. But apart from the guitars you can't really compare it to Djawadi's score. This is a much more traditional orchestral sound, with bold constructs, complete with lots of brass, choir and metal clangs. It's not exactly full of obvious thematic ideas, but at least Iron Man finally got a badass theme.