Soundtrack Review: Robots

Soundtrack Review: Robots

Robots Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Robots by John Powell.

At a glance:

19 tracks
44 minutes of score
Geek Score: 93.6
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 32.88
Album Excellence: 75%
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Robots is a 2005 animated film directed by Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha andstarring Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry & Mel Brooks. Even in a world populated entirely by mechanical beings Rodney Copperbottom is considered a genius inventor. Rodney dreams of two things, making the world a better place and meeting his idol, the master inventor Bigweld. On his journey he encounters Cappy, a beautiful executive ‘bot with whom Rodney is instantly smitten, the nefarious corporate tyrant Ratchet who locks horns with Rodney, and a group of misfit ‘bots known as the Rusties, led by Fender and Piper Pinwheeler. The score is composed by John Powell and this review is part of Composer Of The Month.

John Powell was chosen to score this movie and it’s interesting because it’s from the directors of Ice Age who used David Newman as composer and then 3 years later, Robots comes along, Powell is hired and then comes Ice Age II the next year. He must have really impressed Saldanha as he kept using Powell for further projects while Wedge chose Elfman for Epic (which sounded Powell-ish at times). Robots starts with ‘Robots Overture’ and here we go from robot sounds, whirring sounds, mechanical sounds to lovely dramatic and romantic scoring. A great cue and it also features a couple of great themes. The Robots theme is fun and given a few variations with a playful tone like in ‘Wonderbot Wash’. The romantic theme is being played in ‘Train Station’ and it’s gorgeous.

It is my firm belief that everyone is underestimating this great score. People really need to give this score a listen and maybe then you’ll realise what a gem this is.

HIGHLIGHTS:
1. Robots Overture
2. Rivet Down Parade
3. Bigweld TV / Creating Wonderbot
4. Wonderbor Wash
5. Train Station
6. Crosstown Express
7. Wild Ride
12. Phone Booth
13. Gathering Forces
14. Escape
17. Butt Whoopin’
18. Homecoming
19. Dad’s Dream

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Soundtrack Review: Robots, 9.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings

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