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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…
“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 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.
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 weddingwakes 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 around…
"Kill Bill: Vol. 1," Quentin Tarantino's riff on the Japanese and Chinese flicks he adores so dearly, is a colorful, stylized, and violent adventure. The film is bloody, kinetic, and propulsive with a focus on action movie homages and outrageous set pieces instead of narrative. While this first chapter of the vengeance-driven Kill Bill saga can be whiplash-inducing fun, it can also be somewhat alienating for anyone not in on Tarantino's joke.
Its attention on the nonlinear tale of a nameless-for-now assassin played with muscular sharpness by Uma Thurman, the film follows the character through violent and energetically shot and edited beats. Left for dead, Thurman's character is on the hunt for those who wronged her. The narrative is slight,…
Lucy Liu makes it
From the action, to the music, to the settings, and to the characters, this movie is highly enjoyable. While maybe not being a traditional Tarantino movie in the sense that it's not particularly dialog heavy, it still has a Tarantino feel, but focused more on emotion and action. Just thrown into this story with little information other than the character we follow known as the Bride was comatose and she "lost" her child that she was carrying. She now has a vendetta against 5 people who assassinated everyone at her wedding and tried to kill her. All wonderfully named after snakes. We meet The Bride who is Black Mamba, Vernita Green who is Copperhead, ORen Ishii who is Cottonmouth, and…
So much blood. So much asskicking. Add an amazing soundtrack, badass females, impressive camerawork and one cool animated scene and you got another incredible Tarantino film. Completely ashamed of myself for not seeing it yeaaaars ago.
Way better the second time around.
Trades on extreme violence.
A thought about Kill Bill Vol.1:
Quentin Tarantino of course is known for his original and sharp use of music throughout his filmography: but Kill Bill is my favorite example of his talented ear. The Japanese surf-rock girl group, notorious whistle of doom, and the pump up time-to - kill jam provide some of the most memorable moments of this film. Not only is the music perfect, but the sound, or absence of sound used in a number of the action scenes except for the grunts and shouts of the warriors makes the action more gripping and suspenseful than the normal exaggerated blood spurting action scenes.
Kill Bill is an exemplar for the term "substance over style". Impeccable visuals and action but lacking the great Tarantino story. Still incredible at what it does so very right.
For both movies,
very good and action packed
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