What surprised me is the wide variety in the music. The soundtrack explodes with Beowulf’s rock-inspired theme. Heavy choral themes move into foreboding songs, and are followed up by soft melodies.
The only song that didn’t work for me was the closing credit song, which was a pop revision of “A Hero Comes Home.” The lyrics almost make Beowulf seem like a Christ character who will return again one day. Neither the poem, nor the film portray the hero in this light, so it really doesn’t make sense.
Other than this one misstep, the entire album is wonderful. Fans of soundtracks should certainly pick this one up. I think it is the best product of the 2007 film.
Rating: 5/5 (I Loved It)
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