Sunday, December 19, 2010

Nanny McPhee Returns (Soundtrack) by James Newton Howard - Review

Nanny McPhee Returns (Soundtrack) by James Newton Howard - Review

Familiar Fantasy
Review by Richard Buxton

In a year of scores that includes a career-highlight for JAMES NEWTON HOWARD in THE LAST AIRBENDER, one could be forgiven for overlooking the likes of NANNY MCPHEE. Ever the diverse composer, HOWARD takes his first foray into the NANNY MCPHEE universe.

The second of the NANNY MCPHEE titles, NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS, sees Emma Thompson return to screenwriting and lead actress duties in this quirky fantasy adventure.

HOWARD enters into familiar territory in NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS, having scored for the fantasy genre in recent years with such efforts as THE WATER HORSE and PETER PAN. With such familiarity comes reliability, but, as is displayed in RETURNS, there is always the underlying risk of a score composed on autopilot.

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