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The soundtrack to Pacific Rim was scored by German composer, Ramin Djawadi, best known for his Grammy nominated score for "Iron Man" and for the TV series "Prison Break", "Game of Thrones" and "Person of Interest". The score captures the action and power of this epic, science-fiction film set in the near future, where soldiers piloting giant robots battle against invading giant monsters.
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I have become a fan of composer Ramin Djawadi over the last few years, I particularly enjoy his work on "Game of Thrones". He has become very good at infusing epic action movies with emotion and heart. I think he was the right person to score "Pacific Rim". In some ways, this score reminds me of Djawadi's work on the first "Iron Man" film - and that's a good thing.
I'm very excited to see the movie, especially after hearing this score (which I think will work well based on the imagery I've seen from the movie). This soundtrack is worth a purchase, and its definitely something that you could listen to multiple times.
 Pacific Rim
 Gipsy Danger
 Canceling the Apocalypse
The first thing that Djawadi fans will recognize are the similarities between his Iron Man score and this. Yes, he brings the rock aspect in first and honestly it's awesome. The theme is great, catchy and sets the groundwork for what's to come. There is a lot of music here and it's structured very well. After our rockstar intro we get some more setup and even some beautiful emotions in the track "Mako". Once all hell breaks loose Djawadi brings in the big orchestral sounds mixed in with some synths and percussion. Near the halfway point we get some fantastic choral work. It gives the score a sense of grandeur and doom. The deep male chorus full of grunts and chants also give the film a rough masculinity. Let's be honest here, not many females are gonna be clamoring to see robots fight monsters. The movie and score both have their boyish charm that will reawaken the giddy 12-year old boy in anyone, maybe even the ladies who knows? The best part of the score is that it has many other fun melodies worked into it so it never becomes dull or one-note. It's a fun ride all the way though.
Pacific Rim is a very fun score from Ramin Djawadi. It shows his versatility to adapt and infuse his style into anything. A lot of people will criticize the use of electric guitars and there's no pleasing those people. So no point in arguing. Let them sit in their rocking chairs on their porches and yell about how scores should be, if you ignore them then they will fade away. This is how a score for an epic monster movie should be, and every moment was a blast.
The soundtrack to the film is a bombastic blast to the genre in all of the right ways. Each track carries with it a sense of the film's style and respect for its source. For example, track 1 "Pacific Rim" carries the weight of a theme song if the film as a series, and track 2 "Gipsy Danger" resonates with the sound of the hero-mecha's main anthem. When you hear those first cords of the track, you can't help but feel the Mecha's presence.
While the rest of the soundtrack is good, here are 2 of my favorites:
Track 1. Pacific Rim main theme. (Some rock mixed in with instrumentals)
Track 2. Mako (Mako's theme.)
If you like Djawadi's work, you'll want to give this a try.