With the Golden Globe Awards just mere days away, I really can't stress how important it is to stream Kubo And The Two Strings in time for the awards show. Laika's visionary stop-motion movie is nominated in the highly competitive Best Animated Motion Picture category — a category which this year features other nominees including Moana, Zootopia, and Sing. But, despite the competition, Kubo And The Two Strings, still stands a high chance of winning the award. And if you haven't had the opportunity to see the film yet (or simply want to relive its magic), then you'll definitely want to stream the movie to see what exactly makes it quite so special and award worthy.
If you're already excitedly asking yourself, "Will Kubo And The Two Strings be on Netflix?", then you're going to need a firm plan B in place, because it sadly isn't. But all is not completely lost, because, thankfully, the movie is available for streaming rental via Amazon for $5.99, a service which provides 30 days for the movie to be watched in, and a 24 hour period in which to finish it once you've started. That gives you plenty of time to catch up on it before the Golden Globes.
Sadly, the movie isn't available for streaming rental on iTunes until Jan. 16, 2017, but you can currently buy the movie on both Google Play and iTunes for $7.99. And if you're anything like me, then you definitely won't mind paying the extra couple of dollars so that you can download the movie and re-watch it whenever you want.
Which, if I'm being totally honest, is something that you're definitely going to want to do. Made by Laika, the same animation company who made such unique, spirited and beautiful looking movies as Coraline, The Boxtrolls, and Paranorman, Kubo And The Two Strings is a powerful yet delicate story, accompanied by some utterly sumptuous visuals and music.
Set in ancient Japan, Kubo And The Strings follows the titular hero, Kubo, a young boy endowed with magical powers on a quest to fight a perilous, powerful army while also discovering his own identity. The movie is humorous, heartfelt, whimsical, and exciting and also features the voices of such tremendous acting talent as Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, and Ralph Fiennes. It basically has everything, you guys.
As such, it wouldn't be much of a surprise at all if it does happen to win that Best Animated Motion Picture award at the Golden Globes, because the movie truly is a work of tremendous wonder and charm. So I absolutely urge you, if you haven't seen it yet, treat yourself a movie night and make Kubo And The Two Strings your main feature. That way you'll at least understand what all the fuss is about if and when it wins at the 2017 Golden Globes.