I’m fairly conservative in my taste. My heroes are Williams, Goldsmith, and Broughton, but I am open to some contemporary trends. I dare you to listen to the final track and tell me it doess not have melody. And that melody is found on other cues as well. It isn’t developed to any great extent, though.
Here, I'll make it easy for you:
Pretty. But it seems to be repeating cords and it doesn't really go anywhere. This is the huge difference between Williams, Goldsmith and say Djawadi or Giacchino. (Though I've likes some of Giacchino's recent scores.)
Of course, I’m not claiming that he is in that league. Honestly I would be the last to defend him. I was just trying to point out that this score is not without melody.
Yes but how well does the music elevate or do the picture justice?
The film is terrible, so to be honest you have a point, although I felt the music did a better job of getting the story they were "trying" so desperately to tell (I couldn't care less about it by the end) across better than anything else, especially the oversaturation of CGI visuals.
I am one to not really take an interest in a score at all (regardless of quality) unless A) I've seen the film first and/or B) The music is somehow so good it goes beyond me having to see the film first to care about it and have an understanding of it in context (an extreme rarity these days).