"GOAL" is one of those "inspirational" films that one can't help but enjoy. The formulaic story begins with a great opening sequence in which a young boy succeeds with family, in illegally entering America from Mexico. Years later, we find that he's a good looking, hard-working, decent young man, with dreams to provide a better life for himself and family. In between working hard at the two, thankless jobs he has, he plays soccer, an activity wherein his passion and talent lie. Guess what happens?
BUENA VISTA provides the correct 2.35:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement. The director utilizes colors and hues with uneven results. At times, the colors look terrific, but some scenes suffer from over-saturation and unusual sepia tones. The detail is terrific.
BUENA VISTA has provided an effective, though not aggressive, Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. Most separation effects are focused on front speakers. Surrounds kick in to make crowd scenes realistic, and music is boosted through all speakers. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.