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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Schwarzenegger's time-traveling, world-wrecking cyborg is back, but most of the original films' creative team and cast have been replaced here, with Italian-born composer Marco Beltrami (who's cut his journeyman chops on a... more »
Schwarzenegger's time-traveling, world-wrecking cyborg is back, but most of the original films' creative team and cast have been replaced here, with Italian-born composer Marco Beltrami (who's cut his journeyman chops on a raft of contemporary sci-fi/horror films and sequels, including the Scream franchise, Joy Ride, and Resident Evil) being a sage choice to score this third installment. Pumping Brad Fiedel's brooding original theme with even more menace, the composer proceeds to forge a massive, unsettling panorama of percussion-driven, electronic suffused orchestral fury that evokes an unsettling, mechanized world gone mad. Sounding like the symphonic sensibilities of Prokofiev and Shostakovich as interpreted by the mechanized forges and stamping machines of some hellish assembly line, Beltrami uses the most aggressive elements of 20th century Russian romanticism here like a steel club. There are moments of stem-winding suspense and surprisingly tranquil respites, but the main attraction is the sturm und drang of Beltrami's furious and often other-worldly action music. Also included are the gentle acoustic ballads "Open to Me" and "I Told You" by Dillon Dixon and Mia Julia, respectively, performances that seem jarringly out of place contrasted against the score's orchestral metal-fest. --Jerry McCulley
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Wasteful in the extreme.
writing_static | Melbourne, AU | 06/26/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"What an uncompelling, bland, underwhelming, repetitive, derivative, emotionless score. Beltrami has completely erased the classic, trademark Terminator score, and replaced it with B-grade garbage. I would expect to hear something like this on a made-for-TV movie about, I dunno, killer lobsters or something. It's *that* bad. Pick up the score to 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' instead."
Best Terminator Score Yet!
J. Little | Pikeville, KY United States | 06/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I went straight out and bought the CD when it was released and I fully encourage any Terminator fan to go out and buy this. It has alot of calm and peaceful music but yet with alot of action tunes you would expect from this major action film. Also the original score has been placed on this CD the main theme from T2: JD, which is really awesome."
Gustav | Boden, Sweden | 08/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie 5 days ago, and the whole thing literally blew me away. The end of the movie left me a bit sad. Then I began checking out the soundtrack. The songs (all instrumental, except 2 bonus tracks) reflect the kind of thrill you might've experienced while watching the movie. Especially, the 17th track, Radio, that's the most beautiful song I've ever heard. I like feel sad when hearing it. The new composer, Marco Beltrami isn't as bad as you might think. He really knows what he's doing, and the music is similar to the Terminator 2 soundtrack. Anyway, this soundtrack is amazing. If you really liked T3, go buy this soundtrack."