From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment comes the best-animated movie of the year, Kubo and the Two Strings. Earning an extraordinary 97% ‘ Certified Fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Kubo and the Two Strings is the must-see magical adventure to give this holiday season.
Check out our Kubo and the Two Strings review and see why this film is being hailed as an animated masterpiece.
Kubo and the Two Strings Review
Kubo, a young boy with a magical gift is known for mesmerizing the people in his village with his remarkable tales, but when he accidentally summons and evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo's quest becomes a personal one.
You see, Kubo had his eye stolen from him when he was a young child by his grandfather and aunts, who also killed his great warrior father. Now, raised only by his mother, Kubo seeks to learn more about his lost father and reunite his family. But, Kubo's mom is quickly fading and so is her memories, except the memories to help protect her son, Kubo.
Kubo's monstrous family won't rest though until they can get Kubo's other eye to fulfill their grandfather's commands. After Kubo loses his mother in a fierce battle with his aunt, Kubo's joined by Monkey (a wooden doll who's come to life) and Beetle (an overside insect) to help him find the armor he needs to stay alive.
In addition to the wildly incredible story from the animated studio LAIKA, the origami sequences throughout this new classic film are unparalleled. You don't want to miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in this wildly exciting, action-packed quest as Kubo sets out to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father, discover his family's legacy, and discover his own magical powers.
Bonus features exclusive to the Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-Ray Combo Pack now available at retailers everywhere include:
- An introduction to ‘Kubo's Journey' by Director/Producer Travis Night.
- A discussion on the new techniques used to create the antagonistic monsters, and how each monster differed in scale, design, and execution.
- Discover how LAIKA was able to animate water in the context of a stop-motion film.
- Learn how traditional and contemporary musical styles were combined to infuse the film with such heartfelt sound.
On the Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-Ray Combo and DVD Pack, you will enjoy:
- The LAIKA creative teams and the cast discuss the inspirations for the story.
- Filmmakers and crew discuss the challenges of the varied landscapes and locations in Kubo and the Two Strings.
- Cast and filmmakers discuss the story at the core of Kubo and the Two Strings.
We hope you enjoyed our Kubo and the Two Strings review. Grab your copy of Kubo and the Two Strings at retailers nationwide.
You can also grab these fun Kubo and the Two Strings trading pins from the film.
Portions of this material have been provided courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.