I went out to purchase the score right after I saw the movie for the first time, and was dismayed to find it wasn't available. Now, after several months of waiting, us film-score aficionados finally have it. I am extremely impressed with it, as I was when I first heard it in the movie.
I very much like the "close," personal feel of the recording; it's like being in a small studio with the orchestra, as opposed to a large concert hall. There's plenty of action music from the film ("Scorponok"; "Downtown Battle"; etc.), but there's also a terrific mix-in of the slower, elegant thematic music as well as the "inspirational," pieces. Also, a pleasant surprise: "Sam at the Lake," and "Witwicky." These are very nice "fun" and "mischievous" pieces that recall some of the film's terrific comedic moments, and make for a nice change of pace from the other styles on the disc.
The music is very powerful, emotional, and one shouldn't be surprised to find your foot tapping along to it. This score is a must-have for all film-score buffs.