Starship Troopers is one of many film scores sitting in my library that haven’t received much more than a cursory listen from me. For more than four years, Basil Poledouris’ score has gone unappreciated by me and, and damn, I regret that. I don’t remember the film well enough to judge the music as it’s used on screen, but alone, this is some robust stuff.
Sweeping, stirring, rousing and vibrant, this score is fittingly thematic and action-packed. It makes particularly good use of low brass. But avoid that last song; it’s terrible.