Title - 'Fantastic 4' (Sony Classical)
Artist - Marco Beltrami & Philip Glass
In 'Fantastic 4,' four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Composed by the award winning Marco Beltrami - 'Snowpiercer,' 'The Wolverine,' 'Trouble With The Curve,' 'November Man,' 'A Good Day To Die Hard,' etc. - it's his reputation as a musical genre innovator with non-traditional horror and action scores that, once again comes to the fore.
Indeed, for those not in the know, the BRILLIANT Philip Glass, whose brand of minimalism has made him one of the most influential composers of our time, is like having music royalty on this stunning original score for the 2015 superhero re-boot soundtrack!
Containing an impressive, if not slightly overlong 25 tracks, 'Fantastic 4' is a musical journey taken alongside our fateful four. Sure, we all now know that the film itself was a clunker, that it was a horrible, just horrible remake, but the soundtrack is in no way responsible for that, trust me.
In closing, yes, 'Fantastic 4' was a dud, but in no way is this a bad score. This is a fantastically robust and, at times lush score that relishes in its fantasy realms of music. However, after powering through the 25 tracks, one can’t help feel a bit of an emotional disconnect. The music is beautiful to listen to and at times, well, it is soaring and futuristic, of course, but knowing the film tanked it kinda takes the shine off the OST, sadly.
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