Michael Bay’s movies tend to have scores as obnoxious as the films themselves, so it’s a vaguely pleasant surprise that Steve Jablonsky’s music for body building comedy vehicle PAIN & GAIN isn’t that bad. It’s pretty much what you’d expect from a mid-level RCP assignment – lots of electronic augmentation in a kind of Tangerine Dream feel, electric guitar overlays, fake-sounding percussion. It’s skippable at times, but I’d guess it probably works a lot better in the film than on disc. Dull.
PAIN & GAIN is out now from Varese Sarabande
Words: Charlie Brigden