When I first heard they were making a movie out of Timeline, Jerry Goldsmith was the composer, and I was really excited. Unfortunately, his score was rejected (I have no idea by who), and Brian Tyler composed the replacement score. Having heard Children of Dune, I knew that Brian was a good composer, but I had some doubts (mostly because Goldsmith is my favorite composer). And he blew me away with this score. I thought it would turn out to be a simple adventure score, something like a medieval Indiana Jones, but what I got instead 20 seconds into the first track was something frantic, fast-paced, and violent. There are great majestic brass fanfares throughout (like "Battalion"), but also a lot of violent masculine action material I'm used to hearing in scores from Jerry Goldsmith and Elliot Goldenthal. I can imagine that Tyler wanted to give Goldsmith a little send-off with how he wrote it. Strangely enough, it has more in common with The Wind and the Lion and Total Recall than First Knight. Most of the 45 minutes of score is big battle/action music, with said majestic fanfares, and also some more romantic cues that I imagine are for Andre Marek and Lady Claire. All in all, a great score, and I see no reason that the masses of people that ran out and bought Children of Dune shouldn't do the same for Timeline. If there is one problem, it would be that Tyler used one of James Horner's motifs from Star Trek II, but since it's only in the first couple tracks, I won?t complain much. For those of you purists, there does seem to be some electronics, but they are only used in the cues revolving around the actual time travel itself, like "Enter the Wormhole." And they're always used more as background anyway. It's pretty cool, having this and The Last Samurai and The Return of the King come out on the same day. You should get all three!