Warm Bodies Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Warm Bodies by Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders.
What is Warm Bodies? Is it a teeny kind of Twilight thingy or is it a more serious film? Based on the score, I would say it’s slightly teeny and weird. The score is light and I think it could appeal to anyone who like minimalistic and pop-like cues. ‘Music For Airport Zombies’ has a good them, but the delivery holds it back. It’s a bit weird, a bit indie and it tries to be more serious too and it ends up being decent.
It’s a love story, sort of and it has a few cues dedicated to that like ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ and ‘Marcus Sees The Light’, both that are sweet, but not too much. On the other hand, they are great examples of why this score is only decent. It tries to match all walks of life with romantic, action, indie, pop, orchestral, but in the end, pleases no one. Perhaps a bit harsh because the end is very nice and particularly ‘Might As Well Jump’ that has a bright energy and adds one of the main themes of the score before it shifts into a slightly more sad theme played on strings. ‘R Shot Alive’ is the final cue of the score and it delivers a strong and inspirational theme.
Warm Bodies is a decent score, it’s not great, it’s not bad. I think the biggest problem is that the score struggles with itself. What is it? Comedy? Action? Horror? Drama? It could all work, but it somehow doesn’t. Grab it if you like the movie or is a Beltrami completist.
21. Might As Well Jump
22. R Shot Alive
GEEK SCORE: 74.5