Latest Reviews$hide=home$type=three$meta=0$snippet=0$readmore=0$cate=1$count=3


Kubo and the Two Strings


It's really hard to fathom just how in the hell Laika have produced such a monumental piece of work. Keep in mind this was made on a 12 foot table!! Sure, you can see just how parts of Kubo and the Two Strings was created during the credits, via some timelapse footage.  But that aside, this is an absolute  visual masterpiece. And the story ain't bad either, even if it will go over the heads of very young members of the audience or those with an IQ as low as their pants.

In a nutshell, A young boy named Kubo must find a magical suit of armor which was worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. That's the story at it's most basic, but ultimately this is fantastical tale taking the audience on an incredible journey full of twists and turns coupled with a rather superb finale and ending. To have such a complex story in a piece of animation, is a brave move by Laika and if you give the movie your full attention, then you'll be rewarded time and time again. There is no hand holding here and you really have to pay attention. Young kids though, will probably lose their way, story wise, for some of the movie, but it's a spellbinding experience so they'll be glued to the screen either way.

A decent voice cast, that includes Rooney Mara, Matthew McConaughey, Charlieze Theron, Ralph Fiennes and George Takei, rounds things off. It's McConaughey and Theron though who sound like they thoroughly enjoyed their work here and are a perfect match for their animated counterparts. 

Kubo and the Two Strings is a really incredible experience, especially from the visual side of things. The visuals are completely enveloping and at times are genuinely surreal. However, it's the story and the pacing that leaves things down ever so slightly. The story is a bit too convoluted in one or two places and the occasional scene drags on for a bit longer than it should. However, these are minor gripes for a movie that gives so much. It wears it's heart well and truly on it's sleeve and handles death in the most beautiful way possible. 

On a different and more personal note, I didn't catch a press screening for this and attended a 3D screening with my son in a local theater chain here. The movie was shown in the biggest screen (Screen 1) and excluding ourselves, 6 other people were the only ones there. Whether it's the lack of a full blown marketing campaign (I haven't seen a great lot to be honest) or what I don't know. Or maybe the movie doesn't look that appealing to some. All I do know though, is if you miss out on this, you're missing out on something unique and special. 

Latest News$hide=index$type=three$count=6$meta=0$snippet=0$readmore=0$cate=0


* ** *** **** ***** 2011 2012 2013 2014 About Advertise Asgard Week Audio August 2015 Avatar Avengers 2 Awards BAFTA behind the screens Black Friday Deals 2012 Box Office BTTF Bullet to the Head Buried Cannes 2012 Cloud Atlas comic con 2011 comic con 2012 Comic Con 2013 Comic Con 2014 Comic Con 2015 Comic-Con 2016 COMING SOON competitions Desolation of Smaug disney Django Unchained Editorial FC Feature fifty best movies Flipboard Magazine Frankenweenie. Gambit Godzilla Guardians Of The Galaxy Hell or High Water Highlander In Defence Of.. Interviews Ireland Iron Man 3 Jack Reacher Kick-Ass 2 Legend of the Guardians Les Miserables Libya Little Fockers Machete Man Of Steel marvel May The Fourth 2015 Monday Movie Meme Movie Bit Special Movie Of The Year 2011 Movie Of The Year 2012 Movie Of The Year 2013 Movie Reviews Netflix new New Clip New Release News Oldboy Pacific Rim podacast Podcast podcast comp Polls Posters privacy Prometheus Review Archive Review of 2013 RIP Scott Pilgrim Vs The World SFC Shelf Life Skyfall Skyline sony Star Trek 2 Star Trek Into Darkness star wars Star Wars Episode VII Star Wars Episode VIII Streaming Super Bowl Spot 2014 Superbowl 2012 Commercials Superbowl 2013 Superbowl 50 The Amazing Spiderman The Avengers The Avengers 2 The Backseat The Croods The Dark Knight Rises The Hobbit The Hobbit 2 The Last Exorcism The Next 3 Days the week in movies in case you missed it The Woman in Black The World's End Tim Heatherington TMB Special Toy Story 3 Trailer Trailers Transfomers 4 TRIVIA TW Twilight Day ultimate trivia VB Video Video Special Videos Wayne Week X-Men:First Class X-Men:First Class 2 Year in Review 2009 Year in Review 2010
The Movie Bit: Kubo and the Two Strings
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Movie Bit
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy