Recording information: Newman Scoring Stage, Twentieth Century Fox Post Produc.
Marco Beltrami, who also composed the score for Live Free or Die Hard, returns with the soundtrack of the action series' fifth installment, A Good Day to Die Hard. As the series and the exploits of John McClane have grown more epic, so too has the background music, with Beltrami delivering a score that captures the larger-than-life exploits of a cop who has gone from a fish out of water to the biggest shark in the sea. While "Ode to Joy" (not featured here) will always be the iconic song of the franchise, the score for A Good Day to Die Hard definitely feels like it's adapted to the series' change in scope. ~ Gregory Heaney