Thursday, August 18, 2016
Kubo and The Two Strings Review: An Adventurous Classic from Laika Entertainment
This animated feature centers on Kubo (Art Parkinson): a one eyed boy who lives in hiding with his mother. After staying out during the sunset, Kubo is discovers by his mother's sisters (Rooney Mara) whom are moon spirits that have come for Kubo other eye. After his mother sacrifices herself, Kubo is sent off to find his father's armor with the help of Monkey (Charlize Theron): a wooden charm brought to life thanks to the magic of Kubo's mother. On their quest the two meet up with a cursed warrior named Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) and together the three set off to find the magical armor that will protect Kubo from the Moon King.
The tale of Kubo and the Two Strings was certainly a journey worth sitting through. While the pacing at times could be quick, particularly at the start of Kubo's adventures, I found that the plot to be quite entertaining. Yet as the quest continued, I soon discover that this story was one filled with twist and turns. While some of the movie's more shocking moments became predictable, I cannot deny that they were effective by making Kubo's plot all the more intriguing. As the journey reached its conclusion, I found the tale of Kubo to be one filled with adventure, charm and sincerity.
Kubo and the Two Strings was everything that I could hope for and a little more. The movie featured a wonderful sense of adventure, good humor and atmosphere that was both complex and creative. It nay not be a defining film for Laika Entertainment but Kubo and the Two Strings is still a great animated feature for the studio; not to mention being a amazing film for 2016.