Kubo and the Two Strings

Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

15 Aug 16

Both beautiful to watch and surprisingly meaningful, a rare gem

I took my family to see this and we all loved it, which was an amazing feat bearing in mid it was my four and a half year old son's first ever film at the cinema. It certainly delivered, and was an almost flawless package. The animation is an interesting blend of puppetry and CGI which is quirky yet simply spellbinding to watch, the characterisation and voice over artistry is superb and utterly engaging. The story itself tackles some pretty tough topics of life, death and the ways of the world both good and bad, all wound into an epic tale of love and family. Scary in places, funny in others, awe inspiring elsewhere, you'll leave the cinema with that warm glow that's so hard to find in amongst our modern day one trick ponies.