Friday, March 11, 2016
"Don't Mess With The Monkey": New 'Kubo And The Two Strings' Trailer Arrives
If the first two trailers were all about atmosphere and showing us some stunning visuals, this third preview actually centres on the actual story. The trailer starts by introducing hero Kubo, living alone with his mother in feudal Japan. We all know that can't last and Kubo is soon somehow separated from his mother (although we've probably all seen enough animated movies to guess just how) and sent off into a frightening world full of magic, strange creatures and spirits.
Told that the only way to protect himself is to find his late father's armour, Kubo's quest sees him team up with Charlize Theron's mystical monkey and Matthew McConaughey's Beetle along the way. In all honesty we didn't need another trailer to convince us to watch this, and if you prefer to know as little as possible, you may want to give this one a miss. Still though, this gives us a much closer look at the world LAIKA are building, and our excitement can only grow,
After the epic feel of the previous trailers, this does hint at a much lighter tone for much of the film. Although still featuring effectively creepy sequences and some astonishing imagery, there's also much more humour and light-heartedness this time around.
Kubo and The Two Strings is the directorial debut of LAIKA founder Travis Knight and will be released in cinemas in the US this August, with the UK release following in September. Check out the third trailer below.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.