To keep this from happening, Kubo’s mother, in a stunned state of grief after the loss of her husband at the hands of her evil family, keeps him sheltered in a cave after sundown.
Kubo would prefer to stay in the village doing Dick Dale-like runs on his three-stringed samisen, riffs that cause the stories he tells to come to life via animated origami.
(After all IT IS a comedy/drama, there just has to bee some parts we all know.)Everybody are just human, after all.
Danny (Chris Pine) was born prematurely and as a result is blind, and as he grows toward age 21 he feels he is unattractive to women.
It was fairly well acted and, more importantly, it had heart.
What I'm confused about is the cover to the film, it looks like a teenage movie with hot girls and bad jokes, but it's everything but.
A decade in the making, the film can strut its Joseph-Campbell-by-way-of-Akira-Kurosawa pedigree like a third-year film student and sometimes seems to prefer to astound and amaze rather than entertain.
The stunning visuals and beautifully conceived milieu distract the viewer from the fact that the quest structure of the story is Mc Guffin-like and the conclusion emotionally muddled.