Movie | While not as mindless as most family fare, superbly animated film sends mixed messages
by Bob Brown
Posted 8/22/16, 01:22 pm
Set in ancient Japan, the new animated film Kubo and the Two Strings tells a magical fantasy story centered on a boy’s search to find the truth about his dead father. Exquisite stop-motion animation marks the film’s technical production as superior even to today’s high industry standard. But seemingly contradictory themes, although not fatal to the plot, muddy the storytelling.