Until I get around to reviewing it, suffice it to say I absolutely love this movie. Yes, it’s corny. Yes, physics and engineering are violated so many ways that they went home and cried. But I still love it. The robots, the directing, the characters. And it believes in people, with only the aliens viewing humanity as a plague to be wiped out.
And the soundtrack is awesome. No, it’s not perfect, but it fits this giant cornball movie to a tee, taking itself just seriously enough, and turning the “epic” up to 11.
I want to highlight the main theme here today. This piece matches the tone of the whole film – epic, heroic, and yes, power chords utterly appropriate to building-sized robots moving through cityscapes and knocking down buildings. It perfectly captures the courage and determination of the “cancelling the apocalypse” speech, the mass and might of the Jagers, and their floating, ponderous grace.
Elements from this theme show up in the rest of the tracks, playing to different emotional cues, as well.