World War Z Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score World War Z by Marco Beltrami.
I remember reading about this score, how it’s different than most scores and how Beltrami supposedly used an emergency horn as inspiration for the score and how he used animal skulls as percussion. There was an early preview of one cue on a media agency website that included the horn, but I can’t find it on the score itself, at least not in that capacity. As for the percussion, well it sounds pretty normal for me, not that it’s a bad thing, I was just expecting something different from Beltrami this time. Instead I get a good, but uneven action score.
It starts well with a strong action cue ‘Philadelphia’ with hard percussion and heavy horns. ‘The Lane Family’ is a very touching theme by Beltrami and the clear favorite on the score. There aren’t themes as clear and powerful as this on the score. ‘Zombies In Coach’ serves as the best action cue on the score, it’s a bit similar to the already mentioned ‘Philadelphia’, powerful and strong.
World War Z is an unremarkable action score really, and an uneven one at that, but it’s not bad, just not as special I thought it was.
2. The Lane Family
6. Zombies In Coach
GEEK SCORE: 74.5