The Rock: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1996, Music) – 10/10 music review

Cast / crew
Composer: Hans Zimmer

Rock, The Rock, The: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1996)


Thrilling and memorable, this is as bombastically brilliant as action movie soundtracks get. From this point on, all action movie soundtracks endeavoured to sound like this. It’s entertaining and stirring even without the pretty pictures of Michael Bay’s movie. That said, it’s not perfect and, in some ways, not even good. The same music is used for heroes and villains and there are no peaks and troughs that help tell the tale of the movie. If you are a bit of a musical snob, you might be rather offended when it still makes you feel like a hero despite these, arguably, fundamental flaws.

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