Soundtrack Blog Soundtrack Reviews Soundtrack Features Soundtrack Forum Soundtrack Contest Soundtrack Shop About and Contact Home Listen or subscribe to our podcast - The SoundCast Follow us on Twitter Like us at Facebook Tracksounds:  The Film Music and Soundtrack Experience

QUICK-CLICK REVIEWS (Vol. 25)

Apocalypse World War II
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Music from the Batman Trilogy
The Possession

FULL  SOUNDTRACK REVIEWS

Snowpiercer
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Captain America:  The Winter Soldier
Rio 2

POPULAR FEATURES

2015 Cue Awards Show
In-Context- Guardians of the Galaxy

Interview: Jeff Russo
In-Context- Dawn/Planet of the Apes
Interview: Neil S. Bulk

LATEST PODCAST EPISODES

Twitter Response Show 1 (Ep 4)
The State of the Film Music Theme
The James Horner Legacy
2015 Cue Awards ReactionShow
2015 Cue Awards Show

 

 

Godzilla 2000: Millennium by Takayuki Hatori

Composed  by Takayuki Hatori
Executive Producer: Neil Norman
Released by GNP Crescendo Records 1999


Q-Review

Godzilla is approaching 50 years old.  Not bad for a radioactive amphibian.  Excluding the great American film experiment entitled "Godzilla" back in 1998, this franchise has been exclusively associated with Japan.  It is fitting that Godzilla should return with Takayuki Hatori at the scoring helm.  Hatori employs the now famous Godzilla theme originally penned by Akira Ifukube to keep the movie-lineage of the great monster alive.  Hatori's latest effort for the big 'phibian is a fully orchestral score that is just tinny enough to remind us that Godzilla will always be best viewed in a big rubber suit fighting another guy in a big rubber suit- and not fighting Ferris Beuller in a CG vs Flesh undercard bout.  GNP Crescendo continues to provide the film music world with high quality recording of Big Green's film music and adds Godzilla 2000 to its two Best of Godzilla releases.

 


The Bottom Line

The recording quality is not quite as bright as most Crescendo releases, but is above average for most other labels.  There is nearly an hour's worth of music contained on 36 tracks, which is ample.  Takayuki Hatori's score is adequate for its subject; however it will not overly impress most and is much more sentimental than one might expect.  

 Category

Score

Rating: 5/10

 Originality

4/10

 Composition 4/10

 CD Length

5/10

Varese Sarabande | Amazon.com   |  CDnow.com