Kubo and the Two Strings - A Powerful Story of Family and Heritage, Strength and Courage
What Did We Review:   Kubo and the Two Strings

Reviewer’s rating:  

Release Date: 18 th August 2016

Kubo’s peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle to unlock a secret legacy.

Features & Benefits:

  • This is a family movie which is comic in places, however it also deals with issues suitable for older children.
  • Another stop-motion animation masterpiece produced by LAIKA (also produced movies such as The Boxtrolls)
  • Contains positive themes of strength, team work, courage, and love between a mother and son

Reviewers Experience:

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA.

Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro).

But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.

The animation in Kubo and the Two Strings is alone worth seeing, however it is the storyline that offers the true value with its connection to Family, Tradition and Community that connects you with the Characters.