I knew it would be a good movie but I’ll admit, I had my doubts about Kubo and the Two Strings. Would it be engaging enough for a grown up to watch or would I wish I had brought my little cousin to keep me company? I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Kubo and the Two Strings had everything: action, adventure, comedy, sadness, love, and even a little bit of magic.
The voices in this movie were SPOT ON perfect! Art Parkinson is the voice of Kubo, you probably know him as Rickon from Game of Thrones, Charlize Theron is Monkey, and the most perfect of all, Matthew McConaughey is Beetle. Throw in a few other recognizable names in there like Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort from Harry Potter) and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), and you’ve got the perfect cast to tell this story.
Kubo is a kid who makes his living telling stories to the people of his small town. His life is pretty quiet, that is until he accidentally calls forth dark spirits with an ancient vendetta. With the help of his friends Monkey and Beetle, Kubo journeys to solve the mystery of his heritage and avenge the father he never knew. The twists and turns in this movie kept me on my toes all while laughing through the funny tidbits that were thrown in.
What I liked most about this movie was that, at the heart, it was about persevering through anything life may throw at you and that you’re never really alone when you’re going through something hard.
Kubo and the Two Strings is out in theatres TODAY! You’re going to want to see this one, TRUST MEEEE.