Wrath Of The Titans Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Wrath Of The Titans by Javier Navarrete.
“What it isn’t is a duplicate of Djawadi’s score for the first Titans film, but a more thematic and interesting affair.”
Wrath of the Titans is the sequel to Clash of the Titans from 2010. It’s a fantasy film directed by Jonathan Liebesman and starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson ands Rosamund Pike. The plot is as follows: Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his sone, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. The previous film was scored by Ramin Djawadi but this film is scored by Javier Navarrete.
|1. Wrath of the Titans||*****|
|2. Humans Stopped Praying||****|
|3. Zeus in the Underworld||***|
|4. Attack of the Chimera||****|
|5. Son of Zeus||***|
|9. The Orb||****|
|10. Ares Fights||****|
|11. Perseus in the Labyrinth||*****|
|12. Escape From Tartarus||*****|
|13. To the Battle||*****|
|14. Brother Ares||****|
|15. Zeus Leaves||****|
|16. Kronos Megalos (Remix)||*****|
I bet a few people (me included) were surprised when they heard that Javier Navarrete was going to create a score for this film. The closest he has come to scoring this kind of film has to be Inkheart which is far from the sound this film requires. Fair or not, Ramin Djawadi set the sound for the film series and it is a sound I liked a lot. A lot of people disagreed at the time, but I thought it was very good for the film. Wrath Of The Titans is perhaps even more explosive and has more crazy action so this is no small task for Navarrete.
Well color me surprised when I heard the opening track ‘Wrath Of The Titans’. It sounds awesome, but no doubt will get a lot of flack for sounding Zimmer-ish. But come on, for a film like this, you don’t want anything else. It is what it is and Navarrete nails it. What it isn’t is a duplicate of Djawadi’s score for the first Titans film, but a more thematic and interesting affair. Cues like ‘Pegasus’ shows Navarrete has some great ideas for themes and heroic cues.
What a positive surprise, at least for me! I Wasn’t expecting this in the same way I wasn’t expecting Shore’s magnificent score for The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. It just pleases me and there’s a lot to build on for a third film and I say that Navarrete should get that job.
CUE RATING: 85