I took Gabe and Chris to see the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie yesterday. It was SURPRISINGLY good. I thought it would be "okay", but I enjoyed it quite a bit. Excellent direction, some really amazingly good cinematography, a not nearly so simple as it might have been plot, excellent voice acting, good character work, and a nice soundtrack.
Which leads to one of my perennial Gripes About The World: "Soundtracks" that aren't. I went to see if the soundtrack was out, and find two "soundtrack" albums listed. Of which two (of 15) tracks appear to actually include some of the music from the movie, and the other 13 tracks are lame songs from third-rate bands, one or two of which were heard at the end credits, and another couple MIGHT have been audible -- for a few seconds -- in the background of some scene.
THIS IS NOT A SOUNDTRACK ALBUM.
Adding insult to injury, I can get any of the cheesy ripoff songs as individual tracks, but the REAL music is only available if I get the whole album!
I refuse to support the careers of lousy rap/pop artists as a prerequisite to getting decent music.