After Earth OSTOriginal Music by: James Newton Howard
Duration: 57 min
Label: Sony Masterworks

I’ve seen the posters and the trailers. I have avoided the reviews but I can guess the tone. This is the music to what looks like a massive budget Hollywood action flick (or a vanity project for Will Smith and his son).

This OST does exactly what it says on the tin. There are soaring strings aplenty. There is mood, there is build up and pounding percussion, the lot. James Newton Howard is a long time M. Night Shyamalan collaborator and has scored all of the director’s films since The Sixth Sense. This soundtrack is fine but I get the impression he was either uninspired by the film or just couldn’t be arsed to put much effort in.

This is ok, not great, but who needs great; it serves a purpose and it sounds BIG, really big.

That’ll do I guess.

Review by Katy V

To buy the soundtrack in the US you can find it in MP3 format at Amazon or on CD, also at Amazon.

To buy the soundtrack in the UK you can find it in MP3 format at Amazon or on CD, also at Amazon.

A Sample of the Soundtrack:

About The Author

Katy Vans grew up watching a lot of late night films at a very young age; along with giving her nightmares she also developed a love of Spaghetti Westerns and Stanley Kubrick. With a background in acting, writing, film making and journalism she describes herself as an undisciplinary artist/word thief.

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