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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Kubo and The Two Strings: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

When Kubo (Art Parkinson) was still a baby, one of his eyes was stolen by his grandfather, the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and also killed his father in the process. His mother kept a promise to protect him at all cost as his evil twin aunts (Rooney Mara) are still hunting them down. However, when they were both located from their little village,his mom gave her powers to transport Kubo away from danger. Soon, Kubo finds himself stranded with a talking monkey (Charlize Theron) and a huge beetle (Matthew McConaughey) as they embark on a quest and search for the missing magical armor of his late father and find the answer to his hundred questions in mind.

Laika studio is known for creating a different form of animation separated from the ones we usually tend to get in Pixar, Dreamworks or even Disney. They deliver a unique kind of animation that visually striking and has a  meaningful plot but with an essence of weirdness mixed in it. After ParaNorman, Coraline and The Boxtrolls, Laika studios bring another imaginative film in Kubo and the Two Strings. 

The film has an interesting story to follow. It is smart and filled with pretty nice humor to keep the viewers' attention glued on the screen. It might have a few dull moments in it, but nonetheless, it is still a fantastic feature that knows how to provide a solid story and fascinating characters to care about. Also the film has a charming set of voice cast with the likes of Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey and Ralph Fiennes that managed to bring life to the amazing characters.

Overall, Kubo and The Two Strings is another decent stop-motion animation masterpiece. It has the heart to reach its viewers in full-effect with its imaginative and striking story. Kids might enjoy it but it's more of an adult animated funfair, which is simple yet spectacular.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8 out of 10 stars  

Cast: Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey and Ralph Fiennes

Directed by: Travis Knight
Distributed by: UIP PH
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