Hailed as “an exquisite, beautiful film,” (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood) Kubo and the Two Strings has captivated audiences of all ages, earning an extraordinary 97% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the best-reviewed films of the year!
From acclaimed animation studio LAIKA comes an all-new epic adventure starring the voice talents of Academy Award® winners Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar). Young Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of Game of Thrones) mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning fantastical tales. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo journeys on an action-packed quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father, discover his own magical powers, and reunite his family.
Is that not just beautiful? The characters, the voice acting, the animation? I am in awe of them. All super amazing. I could hardly keep from crying in several spots in the movie and they weren't all sad scenes. Some were just so intense that I felt tears come to my eyes.
The Storytelling is just out of this world. I went into this movie thinking it was going to be great because I saw several of my blogging friends do a trip when it was being made to learn about it. They all raved about it so I knew I had to see it. I had never seen Art Parkinson in anything (I know, I know, I just never watched Game of Thrones) so I had no idea how moving he could make his character. Little Hanzo is my favorite and I think the kids agreed. They all wanted to learn origami as soon we watched Kubo and the Two Strings. I bought an easy Origami book off Amazon for them to put under the tree so I am sure they will be happy. If you have not seen this movie yet, you need to get to it. So many great actors in this one. The main scene with Raiden towards the end had me gasping and sitting on the edge of my seat. Just amazing storytelling. I cant say it enough.