Kubo and the Two Strings is a spellbinding tale

Monumental Pictures

In ancient Japan, young Kubo (Art Parkinson) is a storyteller. He spellbinds a crowd daily with tales of adventure and tragedy using origami and a magical instrument, barely making a living for his near-bedridden mother and himself. At the climax of each day’s story, he promises to deliver the ending the following day, keeping his audience transifxed with his artistry. It’s with a similar visual expertiseKubo and the Two Stringsis brought to the screen, painstakingly and breathtakingly brought to life in both moments of (stunningly kinetic) action and calm through stop-motion animation. It’s as intricate and simplistically beautiful as a piece of origami.

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