Soundtrack Review: The Last Warrior

Soundtrack Review: The Last Warrior

The Last Warrior Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score The Last Warrior by George Kallis.

At a glance:

Geek Score: 100
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 63.4
Album Excellence: 100%

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The Last Warrior AKA Posledni bogatyr is a 2017 Russian comedy fantasy film directed by Dmitry Dyachenko and starring Sergey Burunov, Wolfgang Cerny & Oleg Chevelyov. It is losely based on Bogatyr, a word used to describe a knight, a warrior or, figuratively, a strong person in medieval East Slavic legends. Ivan Naydenov, is transferred from Moscow to the fantasy world Belogorye. This world is inhabited by the characters of Russian fairy tales and magic. The hero comes at the very center of the battle between light and dark forces and everyone believes that it is up to him to put an end to the war. The score is composed by George Kallis.

When it comes to Russian movies and George Kallis, I’m all in. You might remember a score he did for Gagarin a few years back. That was tremendous. This movie is actually a Walt Disney Company and Walt Disney Pictures production, but don’t expect to see it in your local theater anytime soon. Still, Russian fantasy sounds like something epic to me and hopefully that carries over to the score as well. The score opens with the title cue ‘The Last Warrior’ and lo and behold, epic from the very first second. Lovely use of horns and choir and a great heroic theme to boot. I know I was expecting it, but it’s another thing to deliver on that but Kallis was prepped and ready. The comedy moments worry me a little bit though, but not enough so I forget to have fun with the score, which I plan to do more than once.

What it is a wonderful mix of dark and light fantasy. At time it becomes a Harry Potter-ish score, but most of the time we are served delicious dark fantasy and the sound is wonderful. I have to talk about the sound for a bit because it really sound epic and not just because there’s a distinct complexity here, but the little trinkets of sound and notes Kallis puts in. It really makes a big difference and shows yet again that this man’s middle name should just be epic. George "Epic" Kallis it is. And he earns that nickname in almost every note. True, there’s some comedic elements, but they aren’t hanging around, like yesterday’s bad news. They are in and they are out, snappy and effective, so we can hear more of this lovely huge epic sound Kallis has created for The Last Warrior. I recently reviewed another Russian epic called Furious composed by Serj Tankian and it’s true, everything is more epic over there. Kallis has no right keeping all the epic over there. He should be scoring more of everything, everywhere. Also, this better not be the last guardian as I want hear a lot more in the future. This sound man… I can get used to that.

HIGHLIGHTS:
1. The Last Warrior
2. The Boy And The Orphanage
3. The Land Of Belogoria
4. Koschei, The Undead
5. Baba Yaga, The Witch
6. The Legend Of The Magic Sword
7. Vasilisa, The Frog Princess
8. Battle With The Guards
9. Ivan And Vasilissa
10. The Hut On Chicken Legs
11. Chased In The Woods
12. Ivan Burns The Hut
13. Merman, Lord Of The Water
14. The Journey Begins
15. Varvara’s Arrow
16. Chudo-Yudo, The Ogre Cannibal
17. Ivan’s Story
18. Evil Furry Rabbit
19. Running Away
20. Prisoners And The Old Sword
21. The Magic Sword And The Crystal
22. Back To Belogoria
23. Little Dragon Zmey Gorynych
24. Ivan Shoots Dobronya
25. Ride Of The Gorynych
26. The Battle For The Crystal
27. Ilya Muromets And Celebrations
28. The Boy Opens His Eyes
29. The Warriors Rise

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Soundtrack Review: The Last Warrior, 10.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

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