This is another good James Horner score. Yes, it does use some of his self-quotations from his other scores, but the overall result is a good one. The music mainly contains string passages, horns, and percussion. There is an American Indian like feel to this score that makes it sound great within the context of the film. The main theme is a 9 note string and sometimes indian flute motif that is found somewhere in almost every track, especially in "Taking the Beachhead" and "Calling to the Wind". When it is heard, the result is always a good one. Instead of utilizing all of the action, Horner instead focuses on the tension and drama of the film and this is shown much more in the music. This is not to say that there is no action music. Action music can be found in "Taking the Beachhead", "Marine Assault", "Friends in War", and "A Sacrifice Never Forgotten". These tracks consist of Horner's trademark action music with driving string and brass rhythms along with snare drum licks. The Navajo inspired music can be found in "Navajo Dawn", "First Blood Ceremony", "Losses Mounting", and "Calling to the Wind". If you are familiar with James Horner's style of music, then this will come as no surprise to you. Still, it is good and worthy of a 4 star rating.