Review by Marius Masalar
The mighty hammer of elite film score criticism seems perpetually poised over RAMIN DJAWADI’s head, coming down hard on scores like IRON MAN and CLASH OF THE TITANS. This seems unfair. The larger body of laypersons appears far more pleased with the man’s work, and his ability to address them so directly is a measure of skill as a film composer, even if his craft is less cerebral and meticulous than that of others in the industry. His latest work — a first venture into a major video game title — seems to bring the best of his abilities to the table, polished over a long production period. And you know what? It’s worthy of acclaim. Here’s MEDAL OF HONOR.