Stop motion animation is a glorious art form and perhaps the most painstaking. There are few artists taking on this craft and studio Laika look to be continuing that excellence!
The plot follows Kubo, a kind boy from a simple Japanese town, as he goes on a quest to save his family from a vengeful demon (which Kubo accidentally released – oops). Teamed with Monkey and Beetle, Kubo must fight gods and monsters in order to fulfil his destiny. Armed with only his magic two-stringed shamisen, I have to wonder – will Kubo be a real guitar hero? We’ll have to wait till summer to find out.
This is going to be a stunning animation, perhaps best in the entire year! Especially because Regina Spektor lends her incredible vocals to the film’s soundtrack!
What do you think?
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS IS OUT SEPTEMBER