Kubo and the Two Strings is a 3D stop motion action adventure fantasy film. It’s directed by Travis Knight, written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler. The film features the voice talents of; Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara and George Takei. This is the latest film by Laika and it tells the story of a boy named Kubo who must face beings not of this world in order to find out who he really is.
The good; the story. Thank you for an original idea that’s not an adaptation or a franchise. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
The animation is also top notch, the emotions and expressions, however nuanced, is amazingly captured in the stop motion.
The story is what really carries this movie, you’re invested in the characters and in turn are invested in the plot. With every twist, turn, revelation and rock uncovered the characters and story keep you wanting more.
The ending if not done correctly could easily been flat and laughable, but thankfully Kubo builds up to the end and rightfully earns it.
I could go on and on, but I don’t want to spoil anything.
The bad; not for kids/children. Be better parents… parents, teach you’re kids/babies to be quiet!
Overall, such a delight. It was everything that the critical praise said it to be. The stop motion animation is beautiful and amplifies the story. Go see this movie in the theatres, not sure why I waited this long to see it cause it’s worth the experience… oh wait, I remember now… try to sit away from any kids, or families with kids.
One of my favorites this year, I’m definitely buying this when it comes out on Bluray.