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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Kubo and the Two Strings
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Ralph Fiennes Ralph Fiennes
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George Takei George Takei
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3 weeks, 4 days ago at Apr 27 22:23
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Yes I know I am behind with this one so no need to tell me so. Even my wife watched this before me and was shocked lol. Anyways I saw it on Netflix so I took my chance. I don't like the look of most stop-motion animation, but this one in particular actually looked pretty good. Plus the voice cast helps a lot! Wow this is the first and only film from director Travis Knight. I can only wonder what h... read more

Kubo and the Two Strings

4 months, 1 week ago at Jan 13 17:12
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Fairy tales, for all of their splendor and magic, are built upon mutating tragedy and strife into digestible bits. They wrap their morality plays in sweeping epics of romance, adventure, and rousing entertainment as a way to explain the dangers of everyday life. Kubo and the Two Strings openly plays with these conventions, beginning with Kubo imploring us to pay attention to the stories he tells a... read more
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Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.
Release date: 19 August 2016
Tags: Animation (4), 2016 (3), 2010s (2), Samurai (1), Fantasy (1), HQ (1)
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“Yes I know I am behind with this one so no need to tell me so. Even my wife watched this before me and was shocked lol. Anyways I saw it on Netflix so I took my chance. I don't like the look of most stop-motion animation, but this one in particular actually looked pretty good. Plus the voice cast helps a lot! Wow this is the first and only film from director Travis Knight. I can only wonder what he will bring in the future. It's also the first for writers Marc Haimes and Shannon Tindle. Chris Butler isn't new to this though as he also did ParaNorman from a few years back. So let's see why this was so well received.

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