Skip to main content

Kubo and the two strings (film review)


Film: Kubo and the Two Strings
Year: 2016
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Directed By: Travis Knight
Starring: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey
About: A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4-6qJzeb3A

My Review:
While watching movies with my mum it got to my turn to decide the movie and having had this movie catching my eye for the last month gave it a watch which I was pleased I did as it did make me enjoy it a lot more than I expected.

Kubo and the Two Strings is about a boy who after disobeying his mother in staying out past the dark has his evil aunts and grandfather trying to capture him and take his other eye. However, the mother transports him to another land where with the help of a monkey and a beetle he is trying to defeat his grandfather and find out more about his father.

I found that this film was really original and one that did surprise me especially with how the sound of music was able to help Kubo with his powers at manipulating paper and help to save the world he knows. I thought that by mentioning how powerful memories are was a great addition as it showed how even when life seems impossible memories of the ones you love can help you through the hardest of times. The beetle in the film was my favourite character and reminded me a lot of myself with the style of humour and the way in which he acted which did make me unable to look away from the screen and continuously wonder what he was going to do next. Adventure was a key part of this movie and one that was tackled brilliantly while still making enough action and comedy within to bring the film together really well.

I loved this film and thought that it would be brilliant for families and those looking for an adventure and comedy that is original. I would highly recommend this film to people who like animation and like comedies, this film is also really good for families and a film I will definitely see again.

My Rating: 4/5 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • If you have seen this film what was your opinion of it? 
  • Do you have a film we should review? If so comment it below 
To keep up to date with us please Subscribe and check out the following:
Tumblr: www.movieandbooksgirl.tumblr.com

For business inquiries please e-mail: ashleighabsurd@gmail.com

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Avengers: Endgame (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Avengers: Endgame
Year: 2019
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
About: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcMBFSGVi1c

My Review:
Having been a huge fan of the MCU and being really excited for this movie since Infinity War came out in 2018 I couldn't wait to see this at the midnight release. I have waited a little while before uploading this review and that was so that when spoilers came up it was after the time in which Marvel said it was okay to do so.This is a film which I was so scared to watch but also so excited as well and really didn't want to see come to an end knowing this is the last for some of the characters within the Marvel Universe in which people are…

The Hidden People - Alison Littlewood (book review)

Book: The Hidden People
Author: Alison Littlewood
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Historical
Published By: Jo Fletcher Books
Published Year: 2016

My Review:
Taking part in the OWL'S Readathon I needed a book which met the prompt of "Plant on the Cover" and after putting a poll on Twitter which had the choice of three different books this is the one that came out on top. As a result I ended up with this book and although seeming interested in it from the back of the book I found that this book did not grab me as much as I wish it did.

The book is about a man who's cousin dies so he goes to try and find out the truth about her death and upon getting to the village of Halfoak finds that the people are really into superstition and believed his cousin to be a fairy and not of this world. However, when his wife gets there he starts to think that maybe there is some truth in the tales the people were saying.

I found that this book was really slow for my personal taste and I couldn't…

Goosebumps: Don't Feed The Vampire - R.L. Stine (book review)

Book: Goosebumps: Please Don't Feed The Vampire
Author: R.L. Stine
Genre: Children's, Horror
Published By: Scholastic
Published Year: 1997

My Review:
Taking part in the OWL'S Readathon a subject I had was Care of Magical Creatures which had the prompt of "Land Animal on the Cover" because of this I thought it would be the perfect time to go back to a book I loved when I was younger called Goosebumps: Please Don't Feed The Vampire. Which I ended up still enjoying even though I am now an adult.

The book is one where the reader is able to make the decisions of the book and from the beginning there is two different routes in which the reader is able to take. The first is a story where the reader becomes a vampire and gets to choose how they deal with becoming one from trying to become human again to also staying a vampire. The other is where the dog becomes a vampire instead!

I personally think that this book is great for engaging readers with letting them choose what…