We are ONE week from Godzilla: King of the Monsters being unleashed in theaters. Everything released so far pertaining to the film has me salivating in anticipation and the score for the film by Bear McCreary is no exception. Two tracks for the movie have been released, and you can tell McCreary has a fondness for the music of the franchise’s past, namely composer Akira Ifukube (but also Blue Oyster Clan) various themes of the Toho franchise.
with another Rodan’s theme being officially released today while– the rest sort of jumped out today as well (the official release for the soundtrack is tomorrow).
Here’s Rodan’s theme released by Water Tower Music (aka Warner Bros. music division):
But like I said, the other themes to the monsters cannot be contained and are out in the wild to find. Here’s King Ghidorah’s theme for the film (before it’s undoubtedly pulled):
Of the four, that’s the only where I can barely hear the Ifukube’s influence. It’s there rather faintly in the beat of the score, but it’s there. Mothra’s song (aka Mothra’s theme) on the other hand…
Dear me, all that’s missing is the chorus. It really is a theme where if it ain’t broke, don’t change it. Speaking of an iconic theme, of course I saved the best for last, that being the main title for the movie aka Godzilla’s theme:
I swear I’m gonna need tissues for this movie when it come’s out next week. I am literally crying in just happiness of such amazing homage McCreary has done with Ifukube’s various themes but adding his own mark to them all.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters might truly be the kaiju film to rule them all. We shall see next week. Until then here’s the full Chinese poster that was also released (thanks to Bloody Disgusting for showing this off):
I swear to the devil Kong himself that the last movie that had gotten these many amazing posters was Pacific Rim.