There are a few movie soundtracks that I’ve heard that I believe were grossly underrated. Sometimes, as in today’s example, it seems as though nobody really noticed such an impressive piece. The example I have today is the soundtrack from Astro Boy (2009), composed by John Ottman. This soundtrack’s highlight is its amazing sweeping orchestral theme. Everything about it screams heroic, without becoming like the cheesy staccato strings and “epic” brass that has, in my opinion, ruined heroism in hollywood.
Instead, it becomes reminiscent of the scores of films like Superman and Indian Jones, where the classic hero’s theme as hollywood knows it was invented.
Thanks for taking the time to really listen.