I quite enjoyed Kubo and the Two Strings. I kept wondering why it was called that when his shamisen (Japanese banjo-like instrument) has 3 strings. I liked the surprises in the story and creepiness. I read somewhere that more people die in kid's movies for some reason. I loved the look of the film, the humour, and harshness, although the very end with the grandfather seemed weird to me. The magic of animation allows Charlize Theron and Matthew McConnaughy to play Japanese people. Plus in the credits you a time lapse view of them doing the stop motion animation.