Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Soundtrack review: This is a review of the film score Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Brian Tyler.
At a glance:
73 minutes of score
Geek Score: 100
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 70.5
Album Excellence: 100%
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Turtles was not a big part of my youth, but it was a part of it. I remember the cheesy live action movies in the early nineties and particularly the animated television series. In 2007 a new animated full feature length movie was released. I never saw that one, but I did get hold of the promo score by Klaus Badelt and it was pretty awesome. Hope it’s released one day. I probably outgrew the Turtles in the 90s, but nevertheless, here they are again for a new generation. Turtles is a big deal for me now because Brian Tyler is scoring it so I know it’s going to be big, epic orchestral scoring and that’s exactly what we’re getting.
The new Turtles theme ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is good although it might disappear in the flood of percussion and horns, not that I’m complaining. This is exactly what I hoped it would be. I didn’t think Tyler could top his Marvel scores Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World in terms of that big, massive sound, but this is something else. The choir also sounds majestic as it blasts in my headphones. I was afraid that because of budget reasons they had to cut it from the score and we would have a similar situation like James Newton Howard’s The Last Airbender. Well I’m happy to say nothing was spared in the production of this excellent sounding score.
There are themes in practically every cue and they never sound off in any way. They sound incredibly good too and that’s a trademark of Tyler’s music recently. He puts so much effort in themes and making them sound good, also in the middle of an action cue, romantic cue etc. Yes, it’s all good here, great in fact. You’ll have a wonderful time with this score, I can’t see any other outcome.
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
2. Adolescent Genetically Altered Shinobi Terrapins
3. Splinter vs. Shredder
6. Turtles United
7. Rise Of The Four
8. The Foot Clan
10. Project Renaissance
14. 99 Cheese Pizza
16. Buck Buck
17. TMNT March