Kill Bill: Vol. 2
The bride is back for the final cut.
The Bride unwaveringly continues on her "roaring rampage of revenge" against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. The woman visits each of her former associates one by one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five until there's nothing left to do … but kill Bill.
Kill Bill volume 2 feels like a spaghetti western, which is really different than the first film. It's slower, more atmospheric, and has a much darker tone. In terms of dialogue and character development, I think volume 2 does a much better job of keeping me riveted. There's much less action, but it's more meaningful because of the reveals and the clear character motivations. Some of the best work Tarantino's done in terms of developing characters is with Elle Driver(Darryl Hannah) and the notebook/research monologue. You instantly forge a connection and an inkling of like for a character that would've been one-dimensional eye candy in anyone else's film.
David Carradine really shines in his role as the quietly menacing incarnation…
This is my Part 1 review, but seen as they are part of the same movie, and both AMAZING, it works.
He may make many more brilliant movies, but he will never top this.
I include Part 2 in this, as it is the same film. It just, sadly, had to be re-edited and split in two due to studio demands. Kill Bill contains some beautiful film making. It comes across as a big dumb animal, but it is certainly not as dumb as it looks.
The casting is ingenious. Thurman got her script as a 30th birthday present from Tarantino, and it is hard to question his logic. She is phenomenal. And helps make The Bride one…
"Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey."
One star for the coffin scene.
One star for Chia Hui Liu who is a badass.
One star for Michael Parks who is a genius.
The rest felt uncharacteristically bland and even a bit boring.
This one is gradually turning into my least favorite Tarantino.
Elle Driver's eyeless tantrum
Bill explaining that Clark Kent is Superman’s critique on the whole human race.
Elle's 'gargantuan' speech
Bud getting scolded by his boss
Now days I can take or leave the Pai Mei scenes with all that strange beard twirling.
Of all QT films, this one doesn't hold up on a lot of repeat viewings, I've definitely overdone it, but all the same - great film to revisit in several years time.
After building myself up for this all week (yes, I have no life), does it live up to the standards of the first part?
Well, it definitely does in terms of the brutality and bloody-ness, including one scene in particular making me wince and yell "What?!?!". The soundtrack and dialogue (yeah, I'm kind of a broken record when it comes to Tarantino films) are just as brilliant as in the first and the cast is just outstanding, with David Carradine's Bill being the standout for me.
However, this film is just that much slower. I know the intention was to make this one more inspired by westerns, but the pace doesn't quite fit a film like this.
So is it better than the first one? Not quite, but that doesn't mean that it's not enjoyable.
Great way to end the Bride story. Not as visually stimulating & gory as Vol 1 but makes up for it with genuine drama and a sublime climax. As a whole, KILL BILL is a masterpiece.
There is nothing to say, is Tarantino and another of his epic cast.
"Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey."
during the opening scene i couldnt stop laughing at the thought of it cutting to a sideview of uma thurman talking to her windshield.
this one was a lot less funny than the first one. i was honestly pretty bored during most of it. its got a couple great scenes but overall i still just did not give a shit about this character or any of the others. david carradine has some great acting and monologues.
i dont know, these films aren't awful. i know i'm in the minority for not liking them, they just arent for me i guess.
most of my problems with this film are the same ones that i had with the last one, which are…
Daryl Hannah reprises her role from Splash with the help of Uma Thurman and a friendly toilet.
I'm still angry that this isn't available in the US as one long movie combined with Volume 1, as it should have been in the first place.
silly but i like the last scene a lot
qué pedo con esa toma que sale de la iglesia antes de la matanza? qué divertido era tarantino hace 10 años.