Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Unborn by Ramin Djawadi (Review)

David S. Goyer continues to prove that he is just absolutely awful. Thank goodness Christopher Nolan was in charge of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Anyway, Ramin Djawadi continues his collaboration and reunites with Goyer after composing Blade Trinity for him. Here we have yet another Michael Bay produced horror film, except this time we get to see what Djawadi has up his sleeves instead of Jablonsky.

The score I'm afraid is exactly what you'd expect it to be. Lots of high strings and synth percussion laid underneath. There isn't anything bad about the score in fact it's a lot more thematic versus the atmospheric scores we've heard from Steve Jablonsky the past few years. It just saddens me that great composers like Djawadi have to deal with these horrible films from horrible filmmakers. There isn't much room for creativity when the story itself is a piece of poo.

Anyway, that's for a different discussion. The highlight of the track is the first track which actually is used for the end credits of the film, but it's the most thematic and structured out of everything on the album. There are a few other thematic tracks, but nothing that will wow you.

Unfortunetly due to the awful material Ramin had to work from there isn't anything memorable. I enjoyed the listening experience because I'm a fan, but horror scores don't leave much room for creativity these days. You'd probably have to look back to Hans Zimmer's Hannibal or The Ring for the last truly great horror score.

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