Posted by: Ommadawn Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at 1:02 p.m. IP Address: cache-dm02.proxy.aol.com
The Predator score is great,and it's nice we've got an official release at last. The second movie may of been atrocious. But the score for it (imo) is far more creative in many ways than this first score, and not one to be overlooked either. I enjoy the 2nd score immensly for it's more "Hunting and Tribal sound". The bizzare use of howler monkey style sound,short repeating laughs which sound like a reference to the distinctive laugh of the Native American Indian tracker from the first movie, and a growling which sounds like a lion's pre-roar rumblings. Very good to connect that kind of sound with the Predator creature as i've always seen it as a kind of "Rasta Lion" . Creepy as hell, the 2nd score. Very creative sequel. The use of choir in it is wonderful too. Plus, the nods to familar themes from the first score often sound much better performed and have more style and oomph to them. In terms of Predator, i think my favourite tracks are "Dillon is disarmed", for those racy strings, and "Blaine's death" for that sheer brass. Great stuff. Overall,they are great brother scores. But dont forget to check out the sequel score also even if you hated the second film with a passion. I was suprised we dont have any review of the 2nd score on Filmtracks yet.