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Review: The soundtrack and score for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
Review: The soundtrack and score for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Outside of the darkened theater, what use are stand-alone action movie soundtracks such as  "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"? As a tool to relive Hollywood action via headphones while pretending to leap tall buildings? To add big-screen drama to, say, the act of filing your taxes?  Through two-plus hours of music from and "inspired" by the latest installment of Marvel's superhero franchise, the release offers 31 pieces -- screeching chase-scene strings, dubstep-inspired menace, synthesized melodies -- to accompany Andrew Garfield's arachnoid acrobatics.  A favorite for these kinds of films, Hans Zimmer composed music to be performed by a band dubbed...

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