What can be said about this film. It looks incredible. It’s not Studio Ghibli but this is a good thing. It doesn’t have the baggage. It doesn’t need it if you watch the trailer. It is a wonderful story that has the feeling of the style of Mulan but with the style of Ice Age.
Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato, Akihiro and Kameyo. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta.
Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle, and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King and the evil twin Sisters to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family and fulfill his heroic destiny.
Storytelling into UK cinemas September 9, 2016
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MR. MIYAGI: "Wax-on, wax-off." from THE KARATE KID