Renaissance Man borrows its most magnificent theme from Cool Runnings. It's the theme we hear in track 3 (starting at 0:55), in track 6 (around 4:00 and 7:00) and almost throughout track 7 on this CD. The music varies greatly from charming, quiet moments (e.g. in the tracks 1, 2, 3, 5) to groovy, partially rhythmically ingenious cues (e.g. in track 6) to military music (end of tracks 1 and 5, middle of 4 and 8) to unlistenable noise (end of track 2, 9).
John Phillip Sousa was not given credit for his “Washington Post” march, which makes half of the track labelled “Everyone Is A Hero”. This is a shame, since not even professional looking score review sites on the Internet are able to tell what it really is. (One says “the famous parade theme”, another “Stars and Stripes”, yet another “an old known theme”.)
In the end, let us ignore the plagiarism and the awful Marky Mark rap, and let us just state that about half of the music is very enjoyable and arranged in a wonderful way. Simple, yet beautiful. Would have deserved an even higher rating if it contained more of that. A must have for fans of the non-action Zimmer. Funny that three co-composers were needed for this short score.