Kubo and the Two Strings


This film is from the same studio that brought us Coraline, ParaNorman, and the Boxtrolls. While I enjoyed Coraline, the other two films never drew me in, and with very little claymation movies out there to raise the bar, my faith in them began to fade.kubo_and_the_two_strings_poster

However, Kubo and the Two Strings stands out from the rest. The film focuses on a little boy named Kubo, a storyteller in the village where he resides, who wows locals by weaving grand tales using origami. Kubo is a special boy with inherited powers that he uses to warp his origami into life. Knowing little of his heritage, Kubo lives in secret- instructed by his mother to never be out at night. One night Kubo neglects his curfew and accidentally unlocks numerous terrors that alter his life forever. Kubo embarks on a journey to discover his ancestry and his growing power.

The animation of the film is flawless and is easy to forget that it was created with frame by frame images, as well as some mechanisms. The lore follows closely to its Japanese inspiration and is as mystical and epic   as you would expect.

During its August release the film was overshadowed by more well known studios and titles and was probably carrying the expectations of its lesser predecessors.

Even so, this movie is worth a 5 out of 5.


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Court of Mist and Fury By: Sarah J. Maas


court-of-mist-and-fury          Feyre had been through the hell of Under the Mountain, her spirit and strength burned and boiled down to ash; Feyre died. In the midst of drifting into eternal darkness, the High Fae Lords of each Court were so moved by this human girl’s love for one of their kind that they let loose a drop of their power into Feyre, bringing her back to life.

          Like a phoenix, Feyre rose from the dead, her body now formed  into the long gracefulness of a fae, a transformation that is unheard of. Although Feyre had been gifted with the strength of a fae she is still broken and mangled within. A Court of Mist and Fury delves into the topic of trauma and the difference between lust and love. Feyre’s life is turned upside down yet again as war seems to be on the horizon and Rhysand, lord of the Night Court, makes good on the pact he made with Feyre under the mountain, but is he really that scary after all?

          This is the sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses, which is debated to have been a good ending to Feyre’s story in itself, however, Mist and Fury knows shows that happy endings don’t always come after the big evil is vanquished. The Court series is shaping up to be a great series.

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