On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Kubo and the Two Strings, a stop-motion animated adventure about a young boy who teams up with a monkey and a beetle-warrior to find his father’s suit of army while evading mystical monsters.
What to Watch This Weekend is a weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars present a spoiler-free review of a film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.
There’s something about Laika. They make animated films (Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls) that are for the whole family, yet never feel like they’re either talking down to children or talking over their heads – while providing plenty of substance for adult viewers.
Kubo and The Two Strings looks like it could be another instant classic with its vaguely origami-like animation and epic quest. Kubo, guided by the magically created Monkey, seeking out his father’s armor to save his village and solve the mystery of his missing father.
Check out the new trailer for Kubo and The Two Strins following the jump. it opens on August 19th.