Last month, I was invited out to L.A. to learn more about Kubo and the Two Strings. We had the chance to screen the movie and I shared Why Families Should See Kubo and the Two Strings a few weeks ago.
Here are a few more thoughts on the movie which hits theaters everywhere on August 19th!
Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Review
- Movie: Kubo and the Two Strings, rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril, running time 101 minutes
- Moviegoers: Mariah (36), Grambo (63), we didn’t take the kids to this one because it’s more appropriate for older kids
- Our Family Faves: Frozen, Zootopia, and The Peanuts Movie
- Our Fave Movies for Grown-Ups: Project X (Mariah), Nightmare on Elm Street (Justin), Beaches (Grambo)
About Kubo and the Two Strings
- What’s the story: A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.
- What parents may like about this movie: The stop-motion animation has depth and intensity. The script handles serious issues and also offers a dose of humor.
- What kids will like: The animation is gorgeous and full of magical effects. Kubo and his paper folding ways are sure to catch their attention!
- Positive themes: The message of this movie is about love and the power of love during challenging times. It’s all about courage and teamwork! Great messages for families!
The Bottom Line
- Violence/scare factor: 4/5, Kubo does a lot of fighting with a variety of characters but that is not my biggest concern. The scare factor is more of an issue for me. There are some very intense scenes and characters that aren’t great for younger kids. I would definitely leave the younger ones at home and stick to kids who are at least eight years old.
- Sex/Romance: 0/5, The film focuses on relationships between Kubo, his family and friends. The love in the movie is all about the family type! There are some references to a former romantic relationship and some hugs.
- Bad language: 1/5, There aren’t really any language concerns in Kubo and the Two Strings. A few insults like idiot and stupid but no words that warrant a rating.
Kubo and the Two Strings opens in theaters across the country on August 19, 2016!
To learn more about the, check out Kubo and the Two Strings on social media with the hashtag #KuboMovie!