For true movie soundtrack fans, this album is an abysmal waste of money. Once more, we are given a CD of mediocre pop music under the guise of a motion picture "soundtrack", when in reality it is nothing more than an excuse to package a bunch of songs and associating them with what the publisher hopes will be a hit (but essentially unrelated) property.
Only two songs here are actually in the movie; the rest is just padding. OK, I admit, Will Smith's theme song is ok, but the rest could just as easily have been released on a separate album. In any case, THEY HAVE NO BUSINESS BEING ON AN ALBUM BILLED AS THE "SOUNDTRACK". They do not enhance the movie in any way, they do not even catch the movie's spirit. For the most part they come off vaguely as something akin to "Wild, Wild West in the 'Hood"; as a representative of a movie that is patently a Western (even a comedic one), the juxtaposition just doesn't work. Whose bright idea was this?
If you're a movie score fan, don't waste the money. Wait until Elmer Bernstein's score is released separately (as, I am told, it is scheduled to be). While you're at it, keep the pressure up on 20th Century Fox to release David Arnold's "Godzilla" score separately, just like they promised us.
Just don't bother with this album.