Gradebook: Kubo and the Two Strings

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Gradebook: Kubo and the Two Strings

This is the Gradebook for Kubo and the Two Strings

The Gradebook is the ratings of newly released films by the contributors and fans of We Live Film and We Live Entertainment. If you are interested in participating, join the We Live Entertainment Fan Chat Page on Facebook and look for the weekly Gradebook post for the week’s latest releases.

Mark Krawczyk: Kubo and The Two Strings (10/10)

We need more films like Kubo. It is an experience that needs to be seen on the big screen. This stop-motion animated film has one of the best opening lines in a film. It immediately wrapped itself around my imagination and did not let go until the credits were done. The artistry in the film is fantastic, with each scene feeling like a painting. It is very, very well done. Also, the voice acting in this film is fantastic. Rooney Mara’s sisters are downright frightening. Charlize Theron was my favorite movie character last year as Furiosa and this year she plays, what has become my favorite character this year as the voice of Monkey. Both strong female characters that kick ass. Art Parkinson did well as Kubo and love the emotion in his voice. There are touching moments, funny moments, action-packed moments and some downright scary scenes. Particularly the ones involving the sisters. The story is a basic hero’s journey with some original twists. The characters, direction and pure art of this film will make you feel like you got your money’s worth. It is my favorite animated film of 2016 and I believe we need more films like Kubo. Miyazaki fans must see this movie.

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Bryan Sudfield: Kubo and the Two Strings (9.5/10)

This is one of those films I feel everyone has to see. Kubo and the Two Strings is a beautifully-made, well-crafted story that showcases Laika at their best! The stop-motion animation is perfect, the pacing is fast and the voice acting is stellar. The emotional core of this film was my favorite aspect and is what I love seeing in all animated films. The story is so innovative and creative that I wouldn’t mind if this beats Zootopia at the Oscars next year for Best Animated Feature. Not one moment is dull and Travis Knight is a director that is now on my radar. He basically created a love letter to Hayao Miyazaki and people that love him will appreciate this. Go see it NO MATTER WHAT!

Tony Estrada: Kubo and the Two Strings (9/10)

It’s a beautiful stop-motion animated film with so much imagination and so much creativity making it the best animated movie of 2016 and one of the best movies of 2016. The feature has some of the most gorgeous animation I’ve ever seen in an animated movie. Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, and Matthew McConaughey do a great job voicing their characters adding a lot of personality and a lot of heart to those characters. The direction by Travis Knight is excellent and the world that he has created is truly magical. Kubo and the Two Strings is an amazing animated movie with beautiful animation, stellar stop-motion, great voice talents, exciting action, and memorable character moments that easily makes it the best Laika movie I’ve ever seen.

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Daniel Rester: Kubo and the Two Strings (8.5/10)

This is a beautiful stop-motion animated film and one of the better films of the summer. Kubo has a wonderful balance of character building, humor, heart, and story mythology. The visuals and music are aces beginning to end, and the vocal cast is top-notch. The film does drag a bit in the second act before rushing in the third act, so the pacing and some plot elements keep it from greatness. Still, it’s a shining example of the imaginative possibilities filmmaking has to offer.


Average We Live Film Gradebook Score for Kubo and the Two Strings : 9.3/10

*Keep checking back as more We Live Film fans see and review this film, we will be updating.

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