Film released by Universal Studios, 2001
No score soundtrack available
Music clip one, 1'52"
Music clip two, 1'51" (433Kb) [escape]
Music clip three, 36" (142Kb) [final insult]
In the sequel to The Skulls, new character Ryan Sommers, after joining the Skulls, witnesses a what he believes to be a murder committed by a fellow, and subsequently finds his life manipulated out of his control. The opening titles and escape from Coroner's office are highlights music-wise, but nothing can escape the impression that much of what is here had been done with more flair in season 4 of Buffyperhaps because this film, as with the first, never quite catches the imagination in the way that the superior television series can. Plotting is clunky and reminiscent of the first film, acting reasonable but hampered by a minimal and bland script. Some of the samples Beck uses are also very reminiscent to the hardened fan of Buffy, and the score is further suppressed, as others in "campus" films, by the insistence of melancholy, slightly grungy soft rock songs. This is definitely a genre that Beck needs to escape from in order to allow his music more space to breathe, preferrably with some live instrumental performances, but there is no denying that the underscore is both thematically efficient and atmospherically consistent.
Webmaster's note: No fuller feature is planned for this score.
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