No matter the media in which it’s presented, when a person or group of people toss conventional tropes out the window for the sake of fantasy and story, I fully respect it. Sometimes the vision doesn’t happen the way it was planned and a movie falls flat, but I still respect it. When you’re lucky that vision of fantasy will provide you with emotion, entertainment, and awe. I believe ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ will be one of those movies that will make us feel lucky after we see it.
Here is the 3rd trailer for the movie and it delivers the emotion, entertainment, and awe all within it’s two plus minutes. Can’t wait to see how much more it’s full run time delivers.
Here is the synopsis via Focus Films…
An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). 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 (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), 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 (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.
The movie arrives in theaters August 19, 2016