The 90's produced many, many dumb action films. Half of which starred Steven Seagal. Among these comes the not too well remembered Wesley Snipes movie, Drop Zone. The story revolves around parachutes, robbers, terrorists, and who knows what else. Providing the score for the film was Hans Zimmer, on his slow walk to fame.
Like every other Zimmer action score of the decade, Drop Zone is complete with awesome guitar pieces, overused synth material, and more testosterone than one album can handle. Simply put, it's bad-ass. Fortunately, Drop Zone is no exception to this rule, and is over 30 minutes of Zimmer's usual action work. Funnily enough, the only quiet moment on the whole album comes with Nick Glennie-Smith's contribution. One thing to note, however, is in regard to the 10 minute beast of a track; 'Too Many Notes,Not Enough Rest'. At about 2 minutes into the track, there is a brief action piece that was blatantly placed into Curse of the Black Pearl. It's a funny hearing the exact same music for something released 9 years before.
Overall, there's not much to say about Drop Zone. If you enjoy the stereotypical Media Ventures sound, Drop Zone will be a fine addition to your collection. If you really want to see Zimmer at his best, look at The Rock and Crimson Tide instead. Either way, Drop Zone is sure to get your testosterone pumping.
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