Transformers 3 (Original Motion Picture Score)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon > Original Motion Picture Score, by Steve Jablonsky, on iTunes

The first Transformers score (Transformers) was and will continue to be one of the best scores ever made. It remains the standard by which I judge all others. How will Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Transformers 3) compare?

Steve Jablonsky fell short in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Transformers 2; no pun intended) as he did with others, such as Gears of War 2. Transformers 2 lacked emotion, and it had anticlimactic buildups, which were most annoying. Does Transformers 3 fare any better?

Yes, it does. Not only does it blend the best of Transformers and Transformers 2 along with its own distinctiveness, such as, for example, There Is No Plan, which blends Arrival to Earth and Bumblebee from Transformers, but the score has also been infused with dramatic emotions, dynamic dualistic dark and light themes, and raw suspense. It is everything that an action movie score should be, especially in the wake of 2 preceding scores.

This score is definitely better than Transformers 2, which was such a let down. Whether it beats Transformers, only time will tell.

Currently, two songs, Battle and It’s Our Fight, have the most popularity in the score. There Is No Plan is the next most popular followed by Our Final Hope. Personally, I like the following songs:

  • Sentinel Prime
  • There is No Plan
  • The Fight Will Be Your Own
  • No Prisoners, Only Trophies
  • It’s Our Fight
  • I Promise.

What do you think about Jablonsky’s score for Transformers 3? How about you, Erik?