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Film REVIEW: Kubo and the Two Strings - ★★★★★

Updated: Aug 7, 2021


#7 - Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)


Director: Travis Knight

Writer: Marc Haimes, Chris Butler - Story by Shannon Tindle, Marc Haimes

Stars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Matthew McConaughey.


Stop motion-animated action fantasy film.

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.



MIX UP REVIEWS:

★★★★★


Georgie - ★★★★★

[SPOILERS]

'I liked when the beetle was like a see saw, stuck on his back and when he found out he had wings and flew, I dont like the bad ones though the witches all black. It was a little bit sad when his mum died. I give it 5 stars but when its sad bits i give it zero.'


Stewart - ★★★★★

'A very mature family film that deals with some very serious themes. The animation is phenomenal, story and vocal performances all great. A very unique adventure film. Highly recommended!'



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AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS


ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2

Best Animated Film

Best Visual Effects


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 1 WIN: 1

WINNER: Best Animated Film


GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS: 1

Best Animated Film

 

Like this? Try these!....





  1. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2006 TV) - #2 (TV) - ★★★★★

  2. Princess Mononoke (1997) - #9 - ★★★★★

  3. ParaNorman (2012) - #134 - ★★★★

  4. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) - ★★★★

  5. Coraline (2009) - #238 - ★★★★

  6. Beowulf (2007) - #302 - ★★★

  7. Pokemon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998) - n/a


For another young person on a magical quest with mystical powers, you really can't beat the brilliant TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The filmmakers behind Kubo also made Coraline and ParaNorman and have similar brilliant stop-motion animation.

There's some excellent Japanese animation with the likes of Princess Mononoke and Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro that have similar samurai style storylines.

Beowulf is an animated take on the classic story whilst Pokemon: The First Movie is a lighter animated tale.



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