Stuff We Love: Listening to Wonder Woman’s heroic movie soundtrack

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Aug 31, 2017

There’s so much I loved about watching Wonder Woman on the big screen this summer that it’s probably no surprise that I’m one of the many fans eagerly waiting for the sequel's release! One of the things I loved about the film that is helping hold me over as we wait for the return of the hero is constantly listening to the movie’s soundtrack.

I really enjoyed the music when watching the film and was thrilled when I finally grabbed a copy of the soundtrack. The music was composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams, who has worked on films including Hacksaw Ridge, and TV shows like Veep, and he makes the Wonder Woman soundtrack stand out in a way few superhero scores have lately.

There are many memorable tracks from the very beginning. I love the first piece, “Amazons of Themyscira,” and how it perfectly sets up the heroic theme for everything that follows. There’s a noble, strong sound that connects every note of the soundtrack leading to other incredible pieces like “Wonder Woman’s Wrath,” “The God of War,” and “Hell Hath No Fury.” Of course, threaded throughout the whole thing is what we now know of as Wonder Woman’s theme. First heard in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gregson-Williams does an excellent job of including it in various places without it overpowering the distinctive musical elements he’s brought to the character.

My favorite piece on the entire soundtrack is “No Man's Land.” I think it’s the most epic and unforgettable track, which makes sense considering it’s from an essential and fantastic moment from the film. It’s a piece Gregson-Williams told The Hollywood Reporter was the most challenging for him and he rewrote it more than once. “No Man’s Land” just perfectly captures the spirit of Wonder Woman, making it worth listening to over and over again.

Honestly, it didn’t take long for Wonder Woman to become one of the soundtracks I listen to every day. The entire thing is a fun, epic, inspiring listen, and the most impressive superhero soundtrack I’ve heard in ages.