Kubo and the Two Strings – Movie Review
A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.
Kubo and the Two Strings is likely a movie that men in suits somewhere deemed difficult to market. It has a weird title, a weird main character, and a weird mythology. It’s also decidedly against the mainstream of animation aimed at families. For these reasons, and so much more, Kubo is one of the best animated films I’ve ever seen.
If Laika continues to produce films of this quality, we’ll have a worthy successor to the great Studio Ghibli. The animation is gorgeous to behold, the voice work is top notch, and the story is touching.
(See the above video review for a more in-depth discussion)
Directed by: Travis Knight
Starring: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril
Run Time: 101 min