For all of this movie’s majestic and luscious animation, the same cannot be said for its storytelling. Kubo and The Two Strings is a visual masterpiece, becoming one of the most gorgeously animated movies of the decade. Unfortunately, the movie suffers from a weak story that is written through a formulaic hero’s journey. While its colorful blanket of animation manages to bring its narrative to life, it isn’t much of an interesting one in the first place. Laika Entertainment, the studio behind this and other movies such as Coraline and Corpse Bride, puts more effort into producing a visual spectacle instead of writing a captivating and meticulous tale.