If you must blink do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see and hear no matter how unusual it may seem. – Kubo and the Two Strings
What first drew me to this film, was the fact that I comes from the creators of Coraline, a film that no matter how many times I watch it, it never gets old.
The movie starts of with Kubo’s mother on the run from her father and two sisters who mean her child (Kubo, voiced by Art Parkinson) harm. In order to keep her son safe, she lives in a cave far above the village, and only allows Kubo out during the day, and never during the night. Kubo spends his days in the village telling tall tales as his origami figures come to life.
One night, Kubo ventures out, and runs into his aunts. Kubo’s mother manages to save him by sacrificing herself, and uses the last of her strength to bring Monkey (voiced by Charlize Theron) to live and sending him to the Far Lands.
Kubo must join forces with Monkey and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) to find a secret legacy. With only his instrument, Kubo battles the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and others to save his family and solve the mystery surrounding the death of his father, one of the greatest samurai warriors who ever lived.
I definitely recommend this movie, but will put in a warning that Kubo’s evil aunts could be a bit frightening to young children.
Check out the trailer below…