*This August, take your kids on a summer vacation across the world!
Set in ancient Japan, “Kubo and the Two Strings,” is the new American 3D stop-motion fantasy, with the voices of Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey.
Synopsis: “Kubo and the Two Strings” is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei, of “Star Trek”).
But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta.
Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes of “Harry Potter”) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.
Kubo is the son of a legendary samurai and a goddess, he is a scrappy, shamisen-shredding 12 year old with magical powers he’s only beginning to understand.
Beetle a skilled archer and brave warrior, he once served in the army of the legendary samurai Hanzo. Or at least he thinks he did. Stricken by a horrible curse, Beetle’s memories were stripped away and his body transformed into a hard-shelled, oversized man-bug.
Monkey a protective talisman magically brought to life by Kubo’s mom, she has one mission…protect Kubo at all costs. As skilled with a sword as she is with her razor-edged wit, Monkey is a no nonsense fighter with little patience for monkeying around.
The family fun film will be in theaters on August 19th. Click here for more details.