Goodbye Monster

Featured In Issue 268, July/August

WSR Score3.5
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Well Go USA
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Jianming Huang
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In "Goodby Monster," after disobeying orders and using an untested idea to defeat the Dark Spirit, a promising young doctor accidentally destroys his island and is banished from Kundun Hospital, forbidden from ever practicing medicine again. But when a young boy comes to him for healing, he may have one more chance to redeem himself –– and restore his home. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the trailer and upfront previews.

The 2.39:1 1080p picture, reviewed on a VIZIO Quantum X P85QX-JI UHD/HDR display, was animated digitally and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The presentation exhibits a wide range of colorful animated characters. The color palette is nicely saturated with warm and rich hues that are nuanced as well as bold. The animation is fast moving with generally natural character movements. Contrast is excellent with solid black levels, revealing shadows and natural white levels. Resolution is excellent with fine textural detail exhibited throughout. This is a well-crafted animated feature hat is colorful and complex in production design. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic with extensive sound effects that heighten the action and violence, which are supported with deep bass. Foley sound effects accurately enhance the character movements. The orchestral/choral score is dynamic and spreads wide and deep within the soundstage, extending to the surrounds. Surround energy is enveloping and at times directional. The ADR English dialogue sounds forward and is wanting in spatial integration. This is an energetic action holosonic® soundtrack that delivers intense sound effects and gernerally good fidelity. (Gary Reber)