Giacchino hit a home run with “Super 8”. The John Williams flair is unmistakable, and the almost exclusively orchestral soundscape only adds to that. This is a musically deep score with plenty of lovely, tender moments interspersed with the requisite scary music and the occasional action sounds. There are a number of great melodies woven in, from the motivic “scary” theme to the deep and meaty main theme.
Altogether, a wonderful and highly recommended work.