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Kubo and the Two Strings [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [2016]-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you must blink before reading, do so now

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    Seth
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    This movie had high expectations. I had heard a lot of good things but I did not expect it to be so GREAT. It had a great premise and the animation was glorious and the stakes grew and grew and the conflict was just serious enough to entertain the whole family. Disney/Pixar is too uptight to brave anything this daring and this animated feature really pulls all the stops. I immediately went and bought this after I was able to see it. I rarely do that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Story Telling

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    DarkJC
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    This is a family favorite for us. With 2 littles and a teenager in our family, sometimes is hard to get is all together for a movie, but after convincing my wife about the movie, she started to get just as excited as my younger son and after seeing it in theaters, it turned into a must-have, so as soon as the DVD came out, my wife wanted more than anyone. Fantastic visuals, great story telling and I love the tone. Must see, must see, must see

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Underappreciated Sleeper Hit!

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    GillaDaK
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    This movie caught me by surprise. I bought it for my family. It seemed pretty cool from the cover and it was on sale, so I decided to get it. Its a movie like Coraline or Nightmare Before Christmas in which it's animated with still motion and/or animatronics. The tale itself is a good one and the actions scenes rival those of a Jackie Chan flick. This is now one of my current favorite movies. Do yourself a favor and check this movie out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great story and visuals

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    jpog
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    I bought this without seeing it first because I'd heard fantastic reviews of the movie. This is a great movie - well written, technically excellent, and has a good plot. This is a combination of stop motion and CGI. The picture quality of the Blu-ray was very good. My speakers aren't great, but that didn't detract from the presentation, so if you have a 5.1 or 7.1 system, this should be a treat for you as well. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    well done animation.

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    gonzo
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    This animated movie grabbed my attention immediately. As Kubo says at the beginning, " if you must blink, blink now". I loved how the ancient art of origami paper folding was used in weaving Kubo's story of his family's history. I do not believe one must be a child to find pleasure in watching this movie. As for myself I have already watched it more than once. I hope others will find it as entertaining as I have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Laika - The hardest working studio in animation

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    Mojo
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    If you have never looked behind the scenes at the work Laika studios does to bring their awesome movies to life, you really should. And all of this hard work really pays off, because I have enjoyed every other Laika film I have seen thus far - Kubo being no exception. While you will figure out what is going on in this one pretty easily and early, it still is riveting to see how the story will play out. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing in 3D and without.

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    mdmax09
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    This film is visually stunning. The 3D is top notch but, the non 3D Bluray is just as stunning. Stop motion is a dying art and it's fantastic to see a modern take on it. Each frame is painstakingly created with careful consideration and it shows. This is also a fantastic story for families, children and adults. You cant really go wrong. I always say animation is the best medium for the high definition format.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing film!

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    Jwoo
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    Being a huge fan of stop motion animation (The Nightmare Before Christmas) I have been excited every time Laika has released a new movie. This was one of their best and one of the best stop motion animation films of all time. -! Amazing story , amazing cast, and a ending I found very different from the typical cliche kids film. Please do yourself a favor and watch it with your kids. I love this movie

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AN ABSOLUTE MUST-HAVE!

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    DnDFantasyFootball
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    No matter what your thoughts are regarding this kind of animation, this is, by far, the best kids movie I have seen this year! It especially hit home because my youngest son was having some issues regarding what the story is ultimately about. I don't want to spoil it, but, trust me, it is able to take an important message and tell it in a way that is unconventional, bold, and utterly poignant.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing stop motion

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    Jefe
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    I think Coraline is still my favorite of the stop motion movies from Laika but this one is a close second. It has similar themes of a parent/child relationship though the plot has a few twists that left me scratching me head, as they didn't make sense to me - particularly the ending. Again, the stop motion is incredible and the parental love and sacrifice theme makes for a great story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A surprise!!!!

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    Paddy
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    I was pleasantly surprise as to how good this movie was. I thought it was a Japanese company, but it is an American company! the animation process was great! It really captured the emotion of the characters. Theron and Parkinson was absolutely great!! the best thing in this movie was the soundtrack. the blending of the Shamisen with the other instruments as truly something to behold.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Purchased without seeing it previously

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    Chris
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    The name of his movie almost made me forget about it. I had heard many great things about it however, so I went ahead and purchased it without seeing it first. And I'm so glad I did. These claymation movies keep getting better as they allow us as the audience to see the millions of steps it takes to create just a few minutes of airtime. Wonderful quality work for the whole family

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Movie

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    Baabaa
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    I adore anything that Laika puts out, so I was over the moon about Kubo and the Two Strings. This is stop animation at its finest! I had to pause the movie several times to just ooh and ahhh at the beautiful animation. It's utterly mind blowing to see how clay and other materials can form such beautiful sets and characters. The music is also beautiful too! A definite must see!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Great movie from Laika

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    Rezanate
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    If you enjoyed Coraline and/or ParaNorman, this movie will not disappoint. Not the happy tale kiddie movie, but a story about overcoming adversity through imagination and strength of character. Daughter loved it....now if I can just convince her that Kubo is a boy...lol. She thinks he's a girl and Wants to be a hero just like her..... maybe I'll just let her keep thinking that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay Movie

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    OldTymer
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    Purchased this movie primarily for my boys to watch (10 and 6). They watched it once and never returned to watch it again. Most other movies they watch over and over again. I don't think they are a fan of the type of animation that this movie has. They like the Pixar movies that have bright colors and clear graphics. I don't know how to explain this type of animation.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Laika shows it diversity in this one

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    perfectpoolman
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    My girls really enjoy Laika's films. This one is a solid addition to their library though it lacks some of the originality of "Coraline" it is equal to their other hits "Paranorman" and "Boxtrolls". In my opinion, the story and execution is better than either of the other sophomore efforts. This is definitely worth a buy if you did not see it in the theater.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    entertain

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    ninja
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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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best films by LAIKA

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    Takuma
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    By far one of the best films by LAIKA studios. Their stop-animation is amazingly fluid and believable, detail on Japanese culture is quite accurate, and story is awesome. Especially a treat with the behind the scenes bonus content and the $14 price at Best Buy for Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Content was a steal. Definitely worth the addition to the collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Special Movie!

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    DarSmth
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    This is a special, feel good movie!! It tells the story so well, the animation is fantastic!! Another Great movie from the creators of Coraline!! Must have it in 3D!! Thank You Best Buy for stocking it!! Remember, buy Blu-Ray's, don't stream --- Don't trust your favorite movies to someone elses server - it may not be there when you want it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing stop-motion film!!

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    Chango
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    I loved this movie, because I haven't seen a stop-motion movie in awhile and I enjoy watching the process on the making of the film. Kubo goes through crazy journey running away from his moms family looking for some magic armor with a baboon and a beetle. The story with Origami is beautiful and I highly recommend this to watch with your family.

    I would recommend this to a friend