Film of the day: Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings

The stop-motion wizards behind Coraline and The Boxtrolls serve up yet another fantastical adventure, nominated for two Oscars.

Taking centre stage this time is the titular Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson), a young Japanese boy who earns his keep by delighting the townsfolk with incredible tales brought to life with bewitched origami figures.

Soon he’s embarking on an epic quest all of his own, as when he ignores his troubled mother’s instructions not to stay out after dark he sparks a supernatural feud with the vengeful Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and his witch-like twin daughters (Rooney Mara).

Luckily for Kubo no-nonsense monkey Charlize Theron and samurai beetle Matthew McConaughey are on hand to provide some assistance.

Kubo and the Two Strings – From Saturday on Sky Cinema Premiere and Sky Cinema On Demand.