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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    For those that would enjoy a fantasy tale

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    I would recommend this movie to those that are inclined to liking fantasy tales. Many surprises as the story unfolds. It is not a particularly light hearted story for kids however. The video is 1st class with detailed imaging along with a satisfying sound presentation. The added depth of the 3D version does enhance the viewing experience.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    The effects and storyline are great especially seen on blu ray.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Movie for Kids and Adults!!!

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    Such a beautiful film for both adults and children. It is a piece of art. We love it. Such a unique storyline and the characters are very memorable. Packed with action, humor, love, adventure, and even emotional too. Definitely an amazing movie worth watching!!!

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nike Heir Has Another Hit

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    Kubo is a stop-motion animated feature that pays homage to Japanese folklore and culture. It is directed by Travis Knight, the son of Nike co-founder Phil Knight. His father also owns the Laika production company which also produced Coraline and Paranorman (among other titles). I mention this because I can't help but think about the father/son dynamic when watching a film like this. Visually speaking, this film is amazing. The fact that most of these sets and puppets were physically created with such detail is incredible to me. The amount of work that was put into this film is astounding. At it's heart, it's a movie about a boy who experiences loss on a consistent basis but still finds different ways to carry on. It's about family, veneration and identity. Art Parkinson (Rickon from Game of Thrones) vocally provides Kubo's innocence. Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey are Kubo's companions/parents and they are both reassuring and summon the warmth that Kubo needs for his journey. I definitely recommend this film to any animation fan.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie oscar nominated

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    It's no surprise that this movie was nominated for an Oscar. With a compelling story and breathtaking artwork, this original story about a brave Japanese boy and his companions serves as a larger metaphor for family, commitment, and endurance. The plot revolves around Kubo, a young boy who supports his mother by telling swashbuckling tales about a Japanese knight named Hanso. Unbeknownst to Kubo, who utilizes a magical guitar and origami to spin his stories, the story is actually the history of his own father, who disappeared after trying to protect Kubo and his mother from his evil grandfather. The rest of the story involves Kubo's journey into his own legend, with a monkey companion and a mysterious beetle warrior. I laughed and cried with my family and still feel deeply unsatisfied that this movie lost at the Academy Awards.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Most underrated movie of the year

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    Kubo is the most underrated film of the year, and not just as an animated feature. It contains all of the elements that make for a great film: a compelling story, unique characters and great dialogue. The banter between Beetle and Monkey is priceless. Kubo himself is a complex character, burdened by the tragedy that befell his family. At its core, the movie is a quest, a journey on many levels. The story is moved along by the best stop motion and CGI animation that has graced the screen in recent memory. Too bad Laika may not recuperate its investment due to paltry box office performance. It is very disappointing that the movie going masses snubbed this stellar movie. So please do your share to make this a cult classic by buying any version of it. The 3D is amazing. And it's got a killler theme song by Regina Spektor crooning a Beatles classic. It has broad appeal to all ages. Please take a chance if you're reading this review!

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic film with deep family meaning

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    Saw this movie in the theaters with the family and we all loved it. The stop motion animation was great and the visual presentation displayed in muted tones in some scenes and then vibrant, multicolored hues in another show well on the Blu-ray. Detail is crisp and the sound helps to bring so much of the story to life. Often the sound is subtle, defined, and precise but when it needs to be more dynamic and alive, it is. Very nice sound envelope and will play back well on a good quality HT system. The movie itself is full of deeper meanings and touches on many human faults and strengths. Younger audiences will appreciate the humor and the courage of the young character while teens and adults will get more of the symbolism and meaning to the story. Very family friendly and a great tale.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great film

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    This is a really great story with great animation. Most of it is practical animation instead of digital animation which is really awesome. The design of the characters made mating them and a couple digital things here and there seamless, which.... on the one hand made it a very unified film, but on the other hand, I think that if you are going to go to all the effort they went to make the film hand made, that it should have looked a little more hand made. I mean, it all looked awesome, but I wish it had a little more human flaw to the imagery. Personal choice. But as I said, the story was awesome, so... great film.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised!

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    I love anime and Japanese popular culture, so I was eager to check this out, but at the same time, I doubted I would like it because it is only available with English dialogue and I typically only watch anime in Japanese. Happily, the voice cast in Kubo does an outstanding job of bringing the characters to life. The animation is gorgeous, bright and colorful, plus the Blu-ray presentation looks great. One of the best aspects of this movie was the soundtrack, which was just beautiful. If you like animation or enjoy movies that are about Japanese mythology, then you should really enjoy Kubo!

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    This movie was really enjoyable! It was funny and kids loved it! Animation is neat too!

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    entertain

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    movies is about the story of a boy fighting for his life against the evil spirit during medieval time in japan. the story looks like it copy part of the monkey kings from china novels. I loves the music such as while my guitar gently weeps . overall the movies is very entertain for both kids and adults.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    We saw this movie in the theater when it was released. We saw the 2D version of the movie and the whole family, two adults and two elementary-school children, enjoyed it. We purchased the DVD because it's a movie worthy of more than one viewing. I won't do a review of the movie as many others have already done reviews, most praising it. I will say that if you have the ability to play a 3D DVD, the 3D DVD is the one to buy. It enhances the visual effects in the movie. Don't worry if you don't have access to 3D. It's a great movie no matter whether seen in 2D or 3D..

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Film

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    This was a beautiful film. I think I went and saw it twice in theaters. Animation is amazing and it was definitely one of my favorite movies of that year. The Blu-ray version does not disappoint.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Visually Stunning with a Great Story

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    I loved this movie. The art style is fairly unique and a real feast for the eyes. The story is great and takes a few unexpected turns before coming to beautiful and moving ending. It's about a boy named Kubo who has a magic gift for making paper and origami figures come to life by playing his shamisen. Kubo lives in a cave with his mother, a beautiful but very sad lady. After breaking the rule about curfew, his mother disappears and he goes in search of his father's armor. The story is a lot more complex and interesting than my synopsis, so I encourage you to watch this movie.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie overall!

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Absolutely astonishing movie! Both my son and daughter enjoyed it!

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    A good movie in 3D for kids. My daughter loved it.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    Kubo is a great movie. The animation style is a joy to watch. The story and setting are great. It's an all ages movie with a classic defeat the bad guy concept. But with it based on Japanese mythology and lore. The goals and methods to defeat an enemy broaden as the story progresses. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys animation just for the craft and artistry involved and like adventure mixed with a quest. The moral of the story being that you may not always need a sword to defeat your enemies and why other ways are always good to consider.

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Visually stunning, good story

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    In the latest film by Laika (Coraline, The Boxtrolls), the story of a young boy on a journey to save himself and his village is told in a very unique animation style. Origami plays a big role and the visuals capture the locations and characters beautifully. The story has some great moments, but a few dull ones as well. There is death and violence, but it is handled deftly. My kids (3, 4, & 9) were not scared or upset and understood what was happening most of the time. The ending was sweet, but not as powerful as I might have liked. Honestly, the story would work better as a series or miniseries as it can feel rushed at points; however, it is a great story at its core. Overall, I'd still recommend it. It's good for parents who don't need a repeat of the "Let It Go" sensation as there is a great soundtrack, but few vocals. Kids will enjoy it and the parents can too.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best movies of 2016!

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    Easily on of my favorite movies of 2016! Laika Studios continues to impress with their latest stop-motion film. Not only is the story great with plenty of suspense and entertaining character moments, but the visuals are absolutely stunning! When you stop for a second and realize that what you are seeing are thousands of micro-movements that were patiently and meticulously moved by hand, you will really get a sense of the passion and ingenuity that went into this amazing film. I highly recommend this to movie fans and fans of animation.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My pick for Animated Movie of the Year!

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    Laika has outdone themselves again with another amazing, unique, and heartfelt adventure. They're creative style is wondrous to watch again. Fans of Coraline, Paranorman, or Boxtrolls will be treated to another work of art from Laika. I've seen Zootopia and Moana, both were amazing. Finding Dory was cute. But in my opinion, this is the best animated movie of the year. Great for all ages. Whether you're new to Laika or have watched their movies since Coraline, do yourself a favor and see Kubo.

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