Composer Terance Blanchard is a master composer - I'd rate him one of the finest presently working. But the problem is with the soundtrack.
One would assume Mr. Blanchard developed his themes in the standard, quasi-symphonic format when he composed the music for this film. The problem with the soundtrack is that the music has been "sliced and diced" into miniature little vignettes to match events in the film. While that technique may suit the visual medium, it is dreadful when one merely wants to enjoy the music.
Consequently, we're treated to, for example, the theme of the antagonist called "Dalton's World" presented, in all of its splendid orchestral magnificience, for a mere 46 seconds. This theme, which is a masterpiece, and which reappears throughout the soundtrack in the fasion of a Wagnerian "leitmotif"... has been uprooted from its assumed musical development (think symphony) and dropped as a tidbit, with no beginning or end. This is incredibly frustrating!
The entire soundtrack is presented this way - as if 7 or 8 short pieces of really good music were run through a film director's vegetable slicer and then scattered to the wind. There is no sence of relationship, development, synthesis or affinity. Because Mr. Blanchard displays in this soundtrack the gifts of a great composer, this is doubly irritating! Ah; what might have been!
I wish they'd figure out that people who buy soundtracks do so because they like the music - not because they want to "utilize the musical fragments to visualize the motion picture" - or whatever lead the producer of the soundtrack to present such a hatchet job! Ah; to get my hands on a copy of Mr. Blanchard's original music - before it was guillotined to fit the movie - that would be priceless indeed!