In Review: Fantastic 4 Soundtrack

The orchestral sound that these guys have managed to produce is fantastic and sounds every bit as dynamic and action orientated as you'd expect the music to be for a superhero movie.

Review: Despite not particularly enjoying the film, which we reviewed a few weeks ago. The same cannot be said for the movies soundtrack, which was done by the combined forces of composers Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass.

The orchestral sound that these guys have managed to produce is fantastic and sounds every bit as dynamic and action orientated as you’d expect the music to be for a superhero movie. In fact had I not saw the film. Listening to this soundtrack would have fooled me into thinking that the film had much more action as apposed to the two action set pieces that the movie does have.

I really enjoyed ‘Fantastic Four Prelude’, which delivered all the tension that you’d expect when it comes to the characters making the transformation from human to superhuman. I really enjoyed the percussive nature of this tracks build up.

Another enjoyable listen is ‘Pursuit’, which portrays a serious sense of danger representative of these characters chasing after Doctor Doom.

I love how the composers managed to mix their more synthetic sounds in with the orchestral score and provide you with a fantastic listening experience. Which is quite ironic given that the actual film was less than fantastic.

There isn’t really to much to say other than if you enjoy a good soundtrack then this one is worth adding to your collection. Don’t let the fact that the movie sucked put you off because the music is brilliant and wasn’t a part of the films problem.

My only criticism is a lack of any booklet on the inlay where Glass and Beltrami talks about the process of producing the music and discuss what they were asked to do for the film in a little depth.

8.3
Fantastic 4 Soundtrack
  • Great soundtrack for a poor movie
  • No booklet with comments about providing the score from the composers
  • Music
    9.5
  • Cover Art
    7.0

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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