Mini Review - Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings (out Aug 18) is a rich, beautiful stop-motion animated feature that was made in America but is set in a strange Studio Ghibli-type world. It's the tale of a boy with magical powers who learns about his unusual past. The comedic elements didn't win me over but the film explores interesting themes (which young kids may struggle with). Grade: B+.