All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
"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.
“Well, a sure and steady hand did this. This ain’t no squirrelly amateur. This is the work of a salty dog. You can tell by the cleanliness of the carnage. Now a kill-crazy rampage though it may be, all the colors are kept within the lines. If you was a moron, you could almost admire it.”
The other day, as I was walking home from work, the sky began to darken. While checking my bag for an umbrella, I thought to myself, “Tut tut, it looks like rain.” (It was a kneejerk notion; it took some time before I tracked its origins to Winnie the Pooh.) That, in turn, led to Bambi’s “Little April Shower” running through my head, and…
Kill Bill is like a gourmet doublecheese burger: the perfect amount of ketchup accompanied by a delicious slice of cheese. Quentin Tarantino's fourth film follows the story of The Bride, who, four years after being shot in the head on the day of her own wedding, wakes from a coma and decides it's time to pay the bills. Having been betrayed by her former boss and by his deadly squad of assassins, this is a fight to the death that she did not start but is determined to finish.
One of Quentin's strongest features is the way he presents and develops his badass characters, and The Bride might be one of his best creations, but let's not forget the characters…
Confessing you’re not a fan of Tarantino’s work is never easy, but here is one of those lost souls. If you’ve seen one of his films you’ve seen all of them in my opinion (obviously leaving Pulp Fiction out of this discussion) and nothing inside of me seems to care one bit about the lacklustre endings that finalise every single one of his pictures: what’s the point of killing every character if it isn’t even a surprise anymore? Kill Bill: Vol. 1 might be a minor anomaly for its sheer B-movie feel during its insane fight-scenes that even I cannot deny were entertaining to some extent, but to care about ‘The Bride’ is not something that I see myself capable. Perhaps that is not the point of the movie, but sheer action has never really been my thing to begin with. In other words, sorry for clogging up your activity streams with this. Love, Dirk.
Rewatched this for the first time since moving to Seattle. In my mind, I've always liked Vol. 2 just a little bit more, but only because of Vol. 1.
KBV1 was one of the first movies that I saw that really made me think about the craft of filmmaking beyond just the story and acting. It screamed "badass." I led a pretty sheltered life growing up, and other than a few art-y/indie/slightly mindbender movies (even Moulin Rouge, Fight Club, and Royal Tenenbaums were all waaay off the beaten path in our household, and basically rented by accident), I hadn't really seen much outside of your generic fare (Disney, some 80's action flicks, Star Wars, Jim Carrey-esque comedies, etc.). This struck…
Tarantino films are really all homages to different genres, with Kill Bill obviously being one to Asian cinema. Kill Bill: Vol 1 is not only the directors best homage to a particular genre, but also his best film to date in my personal opinion.
In all honesty I didn't really enjoy this rewatch, mainly because the TV I was watching the film on had a broken HDMI port which meant the audio became more and more out of sync as the film went on.
It's kind of hard to appreciation this films plentiful fight scenes when the bride throws a man into a pool and the sound of the splash doesn't play till almost two seconds after he has hit the water.
Did lead to some unintentional comedy though.
I understand why the studio felt that the full 4-hour(+) Kill Bill needed to be split into two movies, but, artistically, it really never should have been split into two movies. On its own, Vol. 1 is a beautifully-made and incredibly enjoyable revenge flick, but it needs Vol. 2 to give it its heart and soul.
You can never go wrong with this film, some of Tarantino's best work. Uma, the soundtrack, the cinematography, all BILL-iant!
This film is full of style, but without any real cohesiveness. It is interesting to watch, but I did not favor it and ultimately found it distracting.
Für mich ist Kill Bill als Gesamtpaket neben Pulp Fiction das zweite große Meisterwerk von Tarantino. Sogar besser als Inglorious Basterds.
Dem Film wurde vorgeworfen, er habe eine zu dünne Handlung, das unchronologische Erzählen, das bei Pulp noch Innovation war, wäre hier bloß Manierismus und er wäre eine einzige Hommage-Orgie. Der Dritte Punkt stimmt, da gibt es kein Wenn und Aber, aber ist das schlecht? Macht der Film nicht auch Spaß, wenn man nicht jedes Zitat versteht?
Das unchronologische Erzählen ist hier hingegen essenziell: Kein anderer Film Tarantinos hat einen so perfekten Spannungsbogen! Aber das Fantastischste sind die Bilder, hier gilt wirklich: Jeder Shot ist ein Gemälde. Man muss angestrengt suchen, um Kameraeinstellungen zu finden, die mal nicht bis ins…
The most impressive thing about the fight with the Crazy 88 is that Tarantino uses a Wilhelm Scream twice. In the same fight scene. Something like that is just incredibly amusing in the right hands. And this is the most purely entertaining of Tarantino's films. It's the most obviously indebted to East Asian cinema of Tarantino's films, including Hong Kong action, Japanese samurai, and anime. This is probably the greatest of Tarantino's films.
The most interesting aspect is the stylization of each action scene. The opening fight with Vernita Green is the most carefully choreographed of them, featuring wall to wall action displayed gorgeously. The fight with Gogo is built on little action and a lot of tension. The fight…
The good: Directing.
The bad: Some sword fighting.
I actually didn't like some of it, not 100% sure why because some of it was ok. I think it just looks like an inexperienced swordsman rather than a skilled one. Tarantino directing is once again great and i especially like the long shots.
It's a Quentin Tarantino type of weekend, and my second viewed film of his this weekend was, 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1'. This movie is sensational....period.
Everything about this movie I love, there is not a thing I dislike. It's bloody, action-packed, hilarious, well acted, unique, crazy, and holds one of the best narrative's in a movie I have ever viewed. This movie is just absurd, but in a good way, and I could never peel my eyes away from the screen, it's just so damn unique, so different, so....so.....AWESOME! The music is wondrous and wild and fits this type of film perfectly. The narrative flows freely and weaves in and out in tremendous fashion, even if the screen goes to…
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