I want to give our buddies over at Roll4Adventure a shoutout real quick. Similar to Dom, and I, they love their DnD and they always have a good time getting together to record some sessions, something we would love to work towards for our future. We have been planing a little WickedGoodGaming/Roll4Adventure cross over for a some time now and it is safe to say we will be recording an interim session with your friendly neighborhood dungeon master, Shawn tomorrow. We even convinced Chris to get involved in this…(mind blown). Check the dudes out at http://rollforadventure.podbean.com/ and stay tuned for the release of our epic crossover.
Onto a movie that I am so overhyped for, Kubo and The Two Strings, made by Studio Laika, who brought us some great stop motion movies such as The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, and Coraline. I have watched every trailer three or four times over and I am so ready for this movie to come out. The movie focuses around a boy named Kubo whose village is burned to the ground by twin witches who are seeking to obtain his power…I believe. Apparently Kubo comes from a very powerful family tree so he is gifted with great abilities that he controls with his 2 string lute…this just screams a DnD Bard. From shat I could tell in the trailers, the boy has to go on a journey to find his father’s armor while trying to hone his powers with the help of two companions, Monkey who is voiced by Charlize Theron and Beetle, voiced by Matthew McConaughey.
Stop motion movies are probably my favorite type of animation, and this movie looks absolutely breathtaking. I want to preorder the soundtrack on vinyl, because the score sounds fantastic from the trailers alone. Kubo is also straying pretty far from your typical stop motion film. This is a sprawling action adventure story that reminds me of a solid DnD campaign. Kubo and The Two Strings is one of those rare compilations of so many things I want to be in one movie together, stop motion, adventure, in a gorgeous setting, with a spectacular soundtrack. BY THE BEARD OF ZEUS!, I am too hyped for this and cannot wait to see the finished product. Kubo and The Two Strings will release August 19th.