Kubo and the Two Strings
You might have noticed there was no post on Monday, the day we usually post about what we saw on the big screen in the state we’re visiting. Our schedule was changed by the death of my wife’s mother. Instead of going to a new state last week, we went back to Indiana for a sad and joyous celebration of Marilyn Date’s life.
But we still went to the movies. I can certainly understand why people might consider that a strange thing, but for many people, movie theaters are a place of escape from pain and trouble, like a bar or the golf course, or the kitchen, or whatever you do.
Our daughter flew in for the service, and she joined us when we went to the Cinemark Movies 8 in Indianapolis, a discount theater. Obviously one of the great things about discount theaters is the $3 admission price for a weekend evening show. Another good thing is that such theaters have the movies that came out awhile ago that you didn’t around to seeing. Even though we’re going to the movies every week, we still miss things, so we were happy to have a chance to catch up on Kubo and the Two Strings. Our daughter had seen the film and warned us that it dealt with the death of parents, but we’d come to expect that in animated films.
Kubo and the Two Strings is a stop motion animation film about a young boy and his monkey. It’s actually about much more than that, telling of a quest in a mythical Japan. There wasn’t a Movie Church in the film, unless you count the gravestones and lanterns used for ancestor worship. But it was beautiful and a good movie for us to watch while our loss was fresh.