Escape From Planet Earth: Original Score by Aaron Zigman (album review).

Released earlier this year, animated film ‘Escape From Planet Earth’ charts the adventures of an alien space hero who is trapped on our planet.


The first track, ‘Escape From Planet Earth Overture’, is a real heroic opening that I hoped would set the theme for the rest of the album as a rollicking space adventure. However, I was sorely disappointed when the following tracks display nothing I haven’t heard before. The second track, ‘Family Theme/Gary & Kira Save Kip’ is a throwback to ‘Flash Gordon’ space opera type serials without adding anything to it. Track five, ‘Evil Lena’s Theme/Dark Planet Press Conference’, takes a strange turn into ‘Return Of The Jedi’ style disco that is a little strange.

No musical cliché is missed out in this album and there really isn’t anything new created here. This is definitely one for the kids who may have enjoyed the film but in all honesty, if you want your children listening to movie scores, there are better ones than this. Plus at 24 tracks, it’s a tad long, especially with young child’s drifting attention span. At one point, it seemed as if the score was bored of itself but was forced to keep going on and on.

Avoid unless you’re a massive fan of the film.

Aidan Fortune

(pub: Sony Classical.  24 tracks, 74 mins. Price: $10.99 (US). ASIN: B00BDXRH9A)
check out website: http://www.amazon.com/Escape-from-Planet-Earth/dp/B00BDXRH9A/ref=pd_sim_sbs_dmusic_a_4


Once called a "fountain of useless pop culture knowledge", Aidan is an unashamed geek, grateful that he is allowed share his opinions on a global scale. A journalist by trade, Aidan is a massive fan of comics and recently set up a comics group in Brighton in order to engage more with like-minded people. His home is subject to a constant battle of vintage paraphernalia and science fiction & fantasy toys.

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