Kubo and the Two Strings ★★★★½

Laika studios has brought us the best animated film of the year, and easily one of the best films of the summer. The stop motion and CGI animation is technical and beautiful. It's easy to get lost in just the spectacle of the technical achievement. Never mind the characters, story and action which are also so great, this film feels like a wealth of riches. I can't wait for my next opportunity to see the film. 

If Laika continues to produce films of this quality, they could give Pixar a run for their money at being the best animation house. Kubo is definitely worth seeing this in the theater. I hate that it's probably going to be overlooked for garbage like an unwanted Ben Hur remake and a movie about those rainbow haired trolls.

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