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Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Go for the kill.
An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle. But "The Bride" lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who wronged her, saving Bill for last.
Quentin Tarantino is a true film fan; not cynical, not pretentious, just a fan who loves genre films, loves giving his audience a new way of seeing them and loves to have fun with each and every thing he does to make old things new again. Kill Bill Vol. 1 is just this: the fun, swashbuckling, energetic and completely and utterly awesome work of a fan who will do his best to make us fans by the end; and at this he more than succeeds.
Everything is strategic. The sharp writing of the story of The Bride on her road to retribution to those wronged her, is glimpsed at the beginning, but unfolded with each vital detail and flowing moment…
I have an odd relationship with the Kill Bill films because whilst I love volume one I find the second installment a self-indulgent bore, albeit with fleeting moments of brilliance. It is a real shame I so dislike volume two because as enjoyable as this film is it still feels very much what it is; the first half of an incomplete story.
Getting my grievances with the series as a whole out of the way it is impossible to ignore how much fun volume one truly is. Essentially a love letter to Asian exploitation cinema, it is an exuberant, and admittedly indulgent, explosion of film and genre references. Whilst it wears those references for all to see (Lady Snowblood being…
It's been about 11 years since I first saw Kill Bill Vol. 1, and I'd only seen it again one other time when it came out on DVD. In those 11 years, so many pieces of this movie have become touchstones for me that seeing it again got a little surreal - the Shaw Brothers logo! the Terror Tuesday feature presentation bumper! Revenge movies! Spaghetti westerns! De Palma inspired split screens and tracking shots! Billy May's Green Hornet theme! Bruce Lee's Kato outfit and yellow tracksuit! Sonny Chiba! The RZA! Yuen Wo-Ping! David Carradine! Gordon Liu! Feet! - and they illustrate how massive an influence this had on me years ago.
The great thing is that no homework is required…
"Kill Bill" is definitely a fantastic revenge movie with ultra-cool action scenes and remarkable cinematography.
The fight scenes are so bloody, violence, stylish and really the highlight of this film. Uma thurman is so cool as the leader in her role of 'The Bride' and I can honestly say that she is perfect-match with Tarantino's movies.
Overall "Kill Bill" is one of the best revenge movies ever made with unforgettable fight scenes and amazing soundtrack.
Before this recent rewatch, I'd only seen Kill Bill Volume 1 once before, and that was over four years ago. There's something kind of magical about watching a Tarantino film for the first time, and I felt like I had enough distance from it to feel that same sensation again. Revenge tales are so much fun to watch, especially when the story is kept really small and you're given a reason to root for the hero. The thrills in Kill Bill mostly come from:
• The perfect dialogue and one-liners
• The unforgettable characters
• The unexpected departures from the main storyline, like the animated scene
• The informative and entertaining flashbacks
• The deplorable and wildly entertaining villains
"If on your journey, you should encounter God, God will be cut." - Hattori Hanzo
As is the razor-sharp whole of Kill Bill Vol. 1. A flaming fury of a film that rip-roars around its sprawling narrative before searing itself into the history books with arguably the greatest action sequence of all time, Quentin Tarantino's first part of his truly epic revenge saga is a true classic of its genre.
Although it lifts most of its style from the Bruce Lee-starring Game of Death (the iconic yellow jumpsuit is from here) and Lady Snowblood (apparently, entire shots are replicated), Kill Bill Vol. 1 is iconic in its own way. Tarantino weaves the magic that he'd proved he had in his…
Way superior to Vol. 2.
Obra Maestra con mayúsculas de Tarantino. Sería discutible si esta y su segunda parte son la mejor película (ambas juntas) de este famoso director, pero sin duda en mi caso son mis favoritas.
La riqueza cinéfilo-cultural de esta pieza es impresionante y eso consigue crear un entramado completísimo, repleto de metarefencias que construyen una epopeya sobre la venganza. Muchos han criticado precisamente este aspecto de la película, pero no puedo verlo como su mejor característica. Kill Bill no es solo un homenaje al cine en general, y al de género en particular, sino que es un complicado rompecabezas creado por piezas que en manos de cualquier otro no habrían conseguido encajar, pero que sin embargo en las manos de Tarantino…
So much fun, vol 1. But I'm really not that tempted to go into vol. 2 for some reason. I love the HK action, japanese samurai, gung ho vibe of this one. And that score... Incredible.
The style of Kill Bill is what shines the beauty of its goriness.
When I first watched Kill Bill: Vol. 1, I thought it was Tarantino's best work, and then I later thought it got even stronger with Vol 2. This is my second viewing of the film, and I liked it just as much. It's not Tarantino's best script, but I do think it's his best directing. I still believe I prefer it over Pulp Fiction (though I realize I'm in the minority), but I'm looking forward to seeing Vol 2 immediately after, something I'm curious if will change my opinions of the work as a whole from my first viewing. It's as close as I'll get to The Whole Bloody Affair for some time.
Pretty damn awesome.
There's a reason why Tarantino is one of the most studied directors in the UK. This beautifully constructed film, amongst all the immensely over the top blood and gore tells a strong store of a woman claiming her revenge, and the lengths a person will go to do so. Incredible acting by Uma Thurman and incredible action sequences. A great film to watch and hear.
My grandparents just got me a 7 foot poster and the blu ray version of KILL BILL: VOL.1. I hung up the poster, then I watched the movie. This movie blew me away! It was freaking awesome! This is why Tarantino is my favorite film director. It was, bright, stylish, violent and quite funny. The Bride is an awesome character, she is very well developed in the film. The film also has some great performances by Lucy Liu and Vivica A. Fox., despite her being in the film for ten minutes. Overall, KILL BILL: VOL. 1 is everything I hoped it to be, a Tarantino power punch!
On the Blu-ray cover The Bride has a patch of my last name sewn to the belt-line of her motorcycle gear. Coincidence? Probably.
Also...my wife says I have the same nose as Uma Thurman. Coincidence? Maybe.
Also...this movie is awesome!!
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