KUBO AND THE TWO STRING (2016)
A film by Travis Knight
Cast: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey
Kubo begins at night, with a desperate woman at sea fighting off waves with her small boat and a shamisen who has magic powers. The mother has a son who’s name is Kubo. The mother who is in a depressive state hide in a cave which Kubo goes to this village where he entertain the people but must go back in hiding before dark, they are hiding from something.
Here Knight combine story telling and origami with the idiosyncratic 3-D visual conceits which include floating eyeballs undersea. The director put a story for all ages, it involves a giant animated skeleton, underwater eyestalks, a flying dragon, and a few other stuff that looks real cool to top it all off it is a fast paced action animation. There’s also humor to be found, especially in the interaction between Monkey and Beetle, whose arguments often sound like those of an old married couple.The theme here is how important is family and choosing the right path. At some point the animation is a bit more adult than you think it could not be avoided here but it works well. Kubo and the Two Strings is a magical motion picture well you know what I mean.