Kubo and the Two Strings

2016

Action / Adventure / Animation / Family / Fantasy

471
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 97%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 87%
IMDb Rating 7.8 10 89251

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Charlize Theron as Monkey
Rooney Mara as The Sisters
Ralph Fiennes as Moon King
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gabrielpappel 9 / 10

Three minutes into this movie I had shivers

I have always been a fan of the stories Studio Laika chooses to tell, but I have often found they fall just a little short of actually hitting all the right emotional responses in dramatic scenes. In Kubo and the Two Strings there was so much emotion I almost forgot to breath.

A boy that loves to tell stories must go on to make it through his own, though the cruel dangers he faces spares no one. Absolutely beautiful (but so incredibly sad) story about family.

Reviewed by isaiahanimal 6 / 10

It's Not That Great

Let me start out by saying I thought this movie was okay. It got great reviews, and I really don't understand it. It's not like a movie like Sing where the only reason it got decent reviews was because it was inoffensive and "relatable", but it still is over-hyped.

However, I must admit the animation is breathtaking. Clear effort was thrown into making this movie as stunning as possible, and it was worth it. It takes much effort for this kind of animation to look this good, and it payed off.

However, where this film runs into its problems is the script. The script for this film has some creative ideas and I feel there is something great that you can make from this, but it feels lazy and underdeveloped. I didn't care for Kubo at all. I thought he was a bland, very "meh" character. He had a good motivation for what he was doing, but I didn't feel anything for him. The same can be said about the other two main characters, Beetle and Monkey. They each have their moments of charisma and likability, but they take them in a very predictable and bland direction that I was honestly frustrated by.

So this is the definition of an over-hyped film. I think it got this level of great reviews because of the studio not being Disney and it having a great concept. Other than that, I don't understand the praise. It has sparks of potential and some terrific moments, but it overall comes off as an everyday forgettable movie. It's on Netflix, so if you're curious, check it out, but don't expect anything too great.

Reviewed by Gavin Purtell 8 / 10

A fun and unique adventure

'Kubo & The Two Strings' is a stop-motion animation film set in ancient Japan - and it's superb. Kubo (Parkinson) is a young, one-eyed boy who lives outside a small town and tells stories with origami characters that come to 'life' when he plays his guitar - this is amazing to watch and expertly done. When he finds out his Grandfather is the Moon King (Finnes) who wants to steal his remaining eye, he sets out on a quest to find the mystic armour.

He's helped by Monkey (Theron), his guardian, & Beetle (McConaughey) a samurai man-sized rhinoceros-beetle - Beetle has the best lines and quips in the film and really adds to the adventure. PG is right - I'm not sure I'd let a child under 8 see this, due to some of the darker scenes and it does deal a fair bit with death and spirits (the 'sisters' (Mara) are particularly scary!). This studio, Laika, is on a roll ('Coraline', 'ParaNorman' and 'The Boxtrolls' - all good), and with 'Kubo', they're starting to give Pixar a run for their money!

The plot is essentially predictable, but it's the heart the actors and animators infuse the characters with that makes this film stand out. It looks stunning and there's plenty of imaginative and original things that pop-up throughout. Highly recommended.

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