This track from Jablonsky’s score is typical of the music as a whole: fun and immensely listenable. The theme featured most in this cue is obviously not original in terms of how it sounds: it’s typical MediaVentures/Remote Control scoring. And that’s not a bad thing. It’s a track that’s not too wall-to-wall sound and is emotional as well as patriotic. The music is not a main player in such a visual feast of a film but it does stand up well as a stand alone listen.
The track features a nice ostinato figure through it that’s the focus of some delicate pizzicato strings and more ominous, industrial-influenced material. A short track but it has a great flow to it that’s a breath of fresh air in terms of feeling.
A score and theme that has a strong emotional tie for me (maybe one day I’ll devote a blog entry to it). The theme itself is such a wonderful piece of music (soaring and full of emotion) and is a fine example of what makes film music such a great genre to listen to. It’s very Celtic in its influences in terms of its instrumentation – penny whistle and Bodhran drum – and the way it builds to a full-blooded statement of the theme sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it. Read the rest of this entry »