Starring: Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, George TakeiPlot: The story follows Kubo, a young boy who must find magical armour to save himself from his grandfather, the Moon King.Review: The people that brought you Paranorman, The Boxtrolls and Coraline have topped themselves yet again. Every film they do is of the stop-motion variety, which means they don't animate anything in the movie. The people at Laika productions put in thousands of hours to manipulate the people, monsters and even scenery in this movie to make it seem like everything moved of its own accord. The respect I have for set producers and designers grows every time I think about this movie. I cannot speak highly enough of the movie, or the people associated with it.Aside from the effort put into it, it's a gorgeous movie, the colours are done so well, the theme is fantastic and the plot is real fun. On top of that the acting is amazing. I never thought I would say this as I'm not his biggest fan, but Matthew McConaughey was fantastic in this movie. Every utterance that comes out of his mouth makes me like his character and him more. You could tell he had some much fun doing this. Charlize Theron plays Kubo's mother and her voice acting is done so well that i didn't even recognize that it was her until I saw her name in the credits. Same with Ralph Fiennes. Really, the only person who I knew in the movie was George Takei and that's solely because of his token "oh my" that was said at the beginning of the movie.To delve into the plot more, Kubo is a storyteller who uses magic while playing the guitar (maybe a mandolin, I am not 100% sure) to form origami figures to aid in his tales. But he has a problem, he cannot go out after dark because his grandfather, The Moon King, and his aunts are trying to steal his other eye. Oh, I didn't tell you that part? His grandfather stole his eyeball when he was a baby, awful. He stays out after dark to pray to his deceased father (who we find out was also killed by the Moon King) and is immediately tracked down by his aunts, two creepy witches who want to deliver him to their father. His mother sacrifices herself to save him and sends him away. He then wakes up with a talking monkey, meets a samurai who was transformed into a beetle and embarks on a quest to find three pieces of magical armour that will save him from his uncle.I won't go too more in depth as I think the plot is done very well. Even as an adult seeing a children's movie, I was enrapt into this movie and didn't want to miss anything that was in it.The soundtrack is awesome as well. Composed by Dario Marianelli, it's classical Japanese music and they didn't do what a lot of movies do nowadays by inserting a random "new" song to liven it up at all. The only thing that is done is a Japanese style musical cover of "While my Guitar Gently Weeps" originally performed by the Beatles, but covered by Marianelli and Regina Spektor.Everything about this movie impressed me and it was one of the few things I've seen in the theatre over the past couple years that genuinely made me happy the entire time. I recommend it to everyone and think you should absolutely see this movie.