• Monday, Oct 18, 2021
  • Last Update : 10:38 am

Don’t blink

  • Published at 04:23 pm November 12th, 2016
Don’t blink

If you must blink, do it now.” The first words narrated by the main character Kubo (Art Parkinson) is a cautious instruction of how one should watch this film. This isn’t Disney, Pixar or Dreamworks. Kubo and the Two Strings is the ideal example of how beautiful an animated film can be, without the backing of a major studio. Laika, the production house, has given moviegoers and fantasy/adventure seekers an incredible treat. From the aesthetics to the actual story, this film is a representation of how magical the imagination can be. Every minute detail, from imperfectly lined teeth to the orange shade of the sunset, you will forget that you are actually watching a 3D stop-motion fantasy, action-adventure film.

With the budget of $60 million, it’s really a shame the film could only gather a little over $67 million in the US box office. But the early reviews (from the time of its release back in August) were spot on about the dazzling display of a Japanese set story and background. This nearly perfect film will leave you in awe, as well as pull on your heartstrings. While we all might be swept away by the gorgeous animated details, we are subtly lured into its myth found in the story. And with the backing of Hollywood stars, like Matthew McConaughey (Beetle) and Charlize Theron (Monkey), lending their voices to the characters, this is a failsafe hit directed by Travis Knight.

Apart from the all-American accents in the voices, which might throw you off a little, you will finally appreciate the painstaking work that each animator produced for the film. With a quick peek into the scale of this film at the end-credits, you will surely find a new found respect for the creative individuals who bring life into each animated character and element. A highly recommended film with a “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 97%, Kubo and the Two Strings is worth watching multiple times.

50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail