Kubo and The Two Strings
*I received airfare and accommodations for attending the Press Junket, however as always opinions are 100% my own.
Kubo and The Two Strings is an amazing movie that everyone needs to go and watch. While on the press junket trip last July I was able to see the finished movie and I can’t wait to see it again. Kubo and The Two Strings tells a story about Kubo (Art Parkinson) that will go on an epic battle to stop the evil Moon King. Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) by his side he travels all over Japan searching for his Father‘s magical armor. While on their journey the trio learn more about themselves, discover the truth and learn about the past.
Kubo’s quest to find the armor consisting of four important pieces is really a journey about finding himself. Which is really parallel to life if you think about it, because each decision we make leads to a new adventure in life. The movie is incredibly heartwarming as well as sad at times. But we all need to remember that what happens in the past doesn’t define us, and we shouldn’t let the past control us.
Here are a few facts about Kubo and The Two Strings.
- All of the main characters are actual puppets, on actual stages being moved at 24 frames per minute. (SLOW)
- It took filmmakers 5 years to finish the film. The detail was beyond amazing to see on the big screen.
- Even though letting go is hard all parents must do so in order to watch their child reach their full potential.
- Life has way of keeping us balanced.
- Paper runs out as does patience, just remember to always try.
Head out to the theater to watch this amazing film on August 19, 2016. The entire family will love it and learn something about themselves in the process. I know that I did!
Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.
Director: Travis Knight
Writers: Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”)
Voice Cast: Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro
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Coming to theaters everywhere on August 19, 2016.