time now Robert J. Kral has been scoring animated features based on DC comic
books. Following previous efforts like
Doomsday and Batman: Gotham Knight,
now with Green Lantern: First Flight
he proves once again his competence with this kind of material.|
In the film we
see Hal Jordan (voiced by Christopher Meloni) to be recruited to join the
Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of the most powerful
Lantern, called Sinestro. He soon discovers that his mentor, in fact, is the
central figure in a secret conspiracy. Hal Jordan should improve his newly
discovered powers and fight the treacherous Lanterns hidden within their own
ranks, to maintain order in the Universe.
score track, "Green Lantern: First Flight Main Title" is a powerful tune
that comes with the orchestra mixed with the slightly electronic sound,
where the brass instruments (especially the trumpets) stand out over the
melody - which is great by the way. "The Ring Chooses Hal" is fine and
reminiscent of Marco Beltrami's style of mixing unique and electronic sounds.
Follows another highlight, "Hal Meets the Lanterns / The Flight to Oa", a
fabulous action track that features beautiful harmony.
delicious "Labella's Club" employs the lira camouflaged by electronic
devices, that makes it sound like contemporary experimental music. "The Way
I Heard It" is another track that stands out for its unique sound and
beautiful melody. Other tracks that deserve mention are "Back from the Dead,"
"The New Power Arrives", "The Corps Falls" and the excellent "Revival of the
Green Lantern," where the orchestra builds a complex melody with great
quality. "Green Lantern: Closing Credits" is another great track, supreme
score is perfect in its own purposes, where the suspense and action give us
the impression that we are inside the film and reacting like Hal Jordan. If
in fact becomes a live action
feature (with Ryan Reynolds in the lead role), to call Robert to write the
score would be a nice move. He not only honed his compositions, but also
refined them. This one is following the right path.