When the first trailer for this film came out, I didn't have much desire to see it. It looked far sillier than the two Laika films that I enjoyed, I didn't see "The Boxtrolls", as it also looked too silly. As more trailers came out, however, I ended up wanting to see the movie more and more. I saw it in Cinemark XD, and I ended up really enjoying it.
The story of the film is really great. It has a few silly moments for comedic relief, but they fit well into the story. Overall, the film was actually pretty brilliantly written. The characters are extremely, extremely well-developed. I must say that the film had me on the edge of my seat multiple times for my excitement to see the protagonist succeed. The film is so well-written that I was genuinely enthralled in the story. The mythology of the film is so well-thought out and interesting. I also did not predict some of the bigger twists in the film. There are also some potentially tear-jerking moments in the film, and while I never cried, it made me adequately sad or happy.
The film is also beautifully made. The animation is fluid and vivid, with excellent animation for the settings of the film. The credits show just how much detail was put into this film, and it was impressive. I can't stress how impressed I was with the visuals. The large format didn't really add anything to the experience, but that isn't a big deal. The acting, while white-washed for the main characters, was well-fitting, as the actors did very well in the roles.
So overall, I really loved "Kubo and the Two Strings". I hope to watch it many times again when it comes out on home video, and will be trying to recommend this to as many people as I can.
Kubo and the Two Strings
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
I am a huge movie fan that wants to tell people about my very varying taste and opinion of film.