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.
O-Ren Ishii: Silly Caucasian girl likes to play with Samurai swords.
The Bride: Hard part's over. Now let's get these other piggies wiggling.
my love for the kill bill movies will never die
I think that Tarantino puts everything great that he sees in films of his youth into his efforts and this film did not disappoint. This is an homage to the great martial arts films of the say the pre-80's era. As usual, Tarantino makes you see things from his particularly intriguing lens and if you enjoy martial arts, fighting, blood, and etc. in film, this is a film for you.
I am pretty indifferent to this movie. I should clarify that I'm not morally opposed to violence for the sake of it in film, but generally it leaves me indifferent. It's the same here. Obviously, this movie is not about the plot or about the characters, it's about the set-pieces. They are technically very well done, but they don't exhilarate me in the slightest, I felt completely cold and distanced from the film for its entire duration. Like said, there is enough quality and variation in the technical side of things to keep me awake and I wouldn't call myself bored by the film, but it also completely failed at what (I suppose) it set out to do, there was no excitement in the set-pieces at all. That sort of covers the film I guess, there's not much more in it than that.
This movie is absolutely amazing!!!!! I loved it! Some of the shots just took my breath away! The only two things that might have put some people off are that: some of the "Japanese" (though understandably) had strong accents. In Lucy Liu's case, she played the role perfectly, and that small 'issue' is unavoidable and I can forgive her for not having a native sound. Plus in the movie she is Chinese-American-Japanese so there is at least reason to not sound so native. It's just some of the background ones that, while they looked asian, did not necessarily sound Japanese. And the other small issue was that the mindset of revenge is not the best message. However, this movie is…
A rare 5 star from me. I liked it so much I still haven't watched part 2 out of fear that it might somehow lessen my opinion on this one.
For better or worse, Kill Bill is definitive Tarantino, from the genre mashup to the lovingly crafted dialogue. Vol. 1 is in many ways more fun than Vol. 2 but less narratively satisfying (mostly because Bill remains a cipher). Rivers of blood flow in the Crazy 88 battle, which ranks as Tarantino's secondmost energizing bout of screen violence.
Sure it's style over substance but, it's a damn good style.
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