Posted by: Mark Date: Sunday, April 17, 2005, at 1:41 p.m. IP Address: 220.127.116.11
First of all, I disagree that there is a lack of developed themes in this soundtrack. It's still not up to par with the original trilogy, but I still think it is better than the other prequel movies. I would rank it 4 out of the 6 Star Wars movies.
I also like the way that he transistions to music from the old trilogy to the new one by using old themes for the finale (called "A New Hope"). However, when I'd read the list of cues a few weeks ago and saw that "The Birth of the Twins" was on there, I was really hoping to hear "Luke and Leia's Theme," just like Clemmensen.
Overall, I think this is a wonderful score. It is one of the best I have heard in years (if not the best). I'm not going to make any definitive judgements yet, but I think it would be very unlikely that someone comes up with a better score than this in 2005. I would give it ***** and wouldn't be suprised if it took the Oscar this year (but I know, we still have a whole year ahead of us, so I'm not going to bet my life on that.)