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Friday, August 19, 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Review + Ticket Giveaway


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Disclosure: To facilitate this review I saw a free preview. All opinions are 100% my own.
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My family and I were invited to an early screening of Kubo and the Two Strings. We saw it in 3D at the AMC Forum 30 in Sterling Heights, MI. My whole family enjoyed this animated movie. My teen son said he liked how magic is casual, or normal, in Kubo's world. I really liked the family theme, artistry, scenery, storytelling, and the adventure. There are a few surprises which reminded me of Anime movies. We had a discussion afterward about what the title is referring to. My youngest is 9, soon to be 10, and she thought that some parts were a bit scary so take that into consideration if you have children younger than 9 or they are sensitive.
Katelyn, my 13.5-year-old daughter
Me wearing the paper Kubo hairdo and 3D glasses
My 18-year-old son and his friend Amber


Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/7oAxrNEt5I4 
From animation studio LAIKA, makers of the Academy Award-nominated “Coraline,” comes an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny. 
This film is rated PG.
In theaters now!
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These lanterns were one of my favorite scenes.
Mom Among Chaos readers enter to win a family 4 pack of tickets to see Kubo and the Two Strings at any Metro Detroit area AMC theater. Ends 8/25/16.
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The winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner must reply within 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is open to local Metro Detroit area residents only. Prize supplied by Allied. 
What is your favorite movie about a quest?