Title - 'Momentum - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'
Artist - Laurent Eyquem
Alex, a mysterious thief, is pulled in by her former partner for one last heist. She quickly finds it was never just about the diamonds. A brutal murder sparks a cat and mouse chase between Alex and a master assassin. Now she must uncover the lies behind the heist and discover the secrets behind the men who have made her a target.
It's quite ironic that the title is called 'Momentum,' seeing that the pace is rather slow for an action movie! Credit for trying to set up espionage twists along the bullet spree, but things eventually feel like they are conveniently forced to make the heroine look good. Still, Olga Kurylenko does look fittingly attractive and strong for the female role, the action is also fairly presentable for a leisure watch.
Thankfully, Laurent Eyquem's composed score for 'Momentum' is fast-paced, thoughtful, and hugely entertaining. Eyquem is a well-known French composer who has composed a bevy of high profile French films. He's most familiar to U.S. audiences for his work on 'Winnie Mandela', (2011) and 'Copperhead' (2013).
Chock full with 22 well-composed, beautifully-sequenced tracks, 'Momentum' begins with, appropriately enough, "Opening," then "The Bank" and "The Vault," before the fast-paced tempo subsides slightly for "Transformation" and "The Cleaners Are Coming." Eyquem’s incredible score further adds to the heightened score, borrowing (shall we say) immediately recognizable cues from Stelvio Cipriani’s original.
Blending them with more modern sounds to create an astonishing electronic soundscape, such as "Clever Girl," "The Torture," and especially "The Drive," this new version of 'Momentum' is - for the most part - a speeding train, that stays on the tracks, perhaps just, at all times.