Monday, 19 September 2016

Kubo and the Twu Strungs

It's a Laika movie, the studio that have done some gorgeous work, and this is too.

Kubo is a boy with a talent of making paper dance as he plays his (two string) lute. His grandfather, the Moon King, is looking for him, and when he happens to find Kubo, his mother sends him away, with a quest to find some armour, and a monkey. That she brought to life. Then they meet a beetle soldier, so it's not just them. And getting the armour isn't easy. But it's all about stories, and that's what's important.

Yes, this is wonderful to look at, and you should go watch it for just that. To be honest, the story isn't that great, but then it is a paper-(ha!)-thin excuse for some great sequences. Not that the story is bad either, just that you'll go 'of course' at many moments.

On the voice list, we have Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes and many more. Kubo is by Art Parkinson, and he gets some fine moments.

This disappeared from most theatres quickly, but if you can find it, definitely see it.


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