Total Time: (37:32)
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That's not to say that the soundtrack isn't worth it though. There is little doubt in my mind that Arnold's theme as heard in the main title makes this album worth the trouble if you can find it used somewhere. As with any major Arnold theme of the 1990s, it is rousing and memorable, though maybe not *quite* as memorable as, say, his theme to Stargate, and it doesn't come close to matching the memorability of the main theme to ID4. Nevertheless, Arnold's knack for writing brassy tunes speaks for itself. Just listen to any of his other scores to see what I mean, though I highly doubt at this point that any film score enthusiast would not own at least *one* Arnold score by now ;-).
To say the least, this score has a captivating main theme. To say the most, this score's creativity ends as soon as the main title comes to a close, with nothing to make up for it but straight forward action music which has been heard in one form or another by everyone at some point. So, fortunately, the disc is fairly short at only 37 minutes. The movie itself was a horrendous flop that failed to capture the spirit of the games and consequently the essence of fun. The score comes closer than the film, but it still misses the mark by a long shot, and even a "Big Damn Ending" can't make up for it.