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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 

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