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Review: Kubo and the Two Strings - The Reel Bits

The Reel Bits: “If you must blink, do it now,” warns the eponymous Kubo in the opening narration of his film. “If you look away, even for an instant, then our hero will surely perish.” It’s the first bit of metatextual engagement that KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS has with its audience, although when the film looks as stunning as this one does, it difficult to look anywhere other than the screen. The latest from Coraline and ParaNorman studio Laika is a fully aware production that draws on mythology and familiar storybook tropes, but conclusively plants a flag for the animators at the top of the artistic pile.

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