Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family Film
This film was so much better than I expected! The entire movie is done in stop motion and puppets which works so effortlessly 😀 ! It is done in such high quality that you forget and simply enjoy. The film has a fairytale feel with the narrator at the beginning and end of the movie plus the story is very entertaining. It’s clever, original (the predictability in this film was quite low) and is very engaging! I loved the three main characters Kubo (Art Parkinson), Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) who were fabulous characters. I loved the relationship between Monkey and Beetle the most in this film. I was very sad and shocked by a surprised twist in this movie (won’t say as it will spoil 😛 ) and loved the looks of the villain! Especially, the villains “The Sisters” who looked powerful, impressive and slightly terrifying in a good way. The movie begins well drawing you straight into the story and action which keeps you engaged. I wish the film had ended differently but that might be because I invested a lot of love for those characters 😛 . However, I can’t deny it ends well. The humour is great in this movie as well and it doesn’t take away from the seriousness, action or made the sad moments cheesy. It did great as a film aimed at a family using stop motion and puppets 🙂 . I surprisingly loved it and would definitely recommend 😀 Enjoy 🙂
I give this film 4.5 Stars out of 5!