Autobot Theme is the best hero opus I’ve heard since John Williams’ “Superman Theme.” In the Transformers (2007) commentary, I was pleased to hear Bay mention practically the same thing. (FREE Download full movie)
What really turns me off is Linkin Park’s involvement in the score. Contemporary rock bands have no place in epic films. They only serve to immediately date the material and weaken the atmosphere. As part of the soundtrack that’s fine. But the moment I hear radio friendly rock guitar over heroic crane shots, the mood is instantly cheesed and I’m pulled from the escape.
Bay’s first effort in Transformers (2007) and 2009’s Revenge of the Fallen transport me to a place