In the epic fantasy, scruffy, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living while devotedly caring for his mother in their sleepy shoreside village. It is a quiet existence – until a spirit from the past catches up with him to enforce an age-old vendetta. Suddenly on the run from gods and monsters, Kubo’s chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armor once worn by his fallen father, the greatest samurai the world has ever known. Summoning courage, Kubo embarks on a thrilling odyssey as he faces his family’s history, navigates the elements, and bravely fights for the earth and the stars.
|violence||Moderate portrayals of violence are depicted, but without detail and justified by context. The film contains some scenes of violence where the characters are fighting with weapons such as swords or fighting off fearsome creatures like a giant skeleton and a giant centipede. Although the scenes are intense, they are depicted without any details of injury and/or bloodletting. Thus, it can be suited for younger audiences. Parental guidance is advised.|
|profanity||"Hell" is heard a few times. "damn" is used once. Oddly enough, the MPAA description says nothing about the swearing.|
|alcohol||One of the Sisters is briefly shown with a pipe.|
|frightening||Any of the scenes with the two sisters would qualify. 'Kubo And The Two Strings' is an animated film about Kubo, a one-eyed boy who can play magical music that animates the paper figurines that he had created. One day, Kubo meets two eerie women who claim they were sent by the Moon King to take away his remaining eye. With the help of a Monkey and a Beetle, Kubo manages to flee and sets out to find his father's magical suit of armor to defeat the forces of evil. Official MPAA Rating: Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril|