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Kill Bill: Vol. 2
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Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Miramax
Web Site: www.kill-bill.com
Kiddie Movie: Only if you want them to be an assassin.
Date Movie: If they like Quentin Tarantino's style.
Gratuitous Sex: Nah.
Gratuitous Violence: Lots of it.
Action: No chase scenes.
Laughs: Lots of chuckles.
Memorable Scene: The fight between The Bride and Elle, and the eyeball.
Memorable Quote: The Bride:  "May I have a glass of water please?" and another assassin simply saying "Congratulations."
Directed By: Quentin Tarantino
Produced By: Lawrence Bender, Quentin Tarantino

Kill Bill: Vol. 2
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 2:16 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
I liked "Kill Bill Vol.1", even though some of the scenes were over the top. I loved "Kill Bill: Vol. 2" because this was really the movie I wanted Vol. 1 to be. Gone in Vol. 2 are the gallons of blood spurts when an arm gets chopped off; Gone in Vol. 2 is The Bride (Uma Thurman) taking on an army of assassins only to kick all of their asses; And gone in Vol. 2 is the outrageousness. In Vol. 2 we get one of the best catfight scenes in movie history; In Vol. 2 we find out why Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) is missing an eye; In Vol. 2 we get someone buried alive; In Vol. 2 we get David Carradine spotlighting his acting talent; In Vol. 2 we get to see Uma naked. Alright, we donít get to see Uma naked, but we get the rest of those things mentioned and so much more.

In case you didnít see the first volume, the premise for the Kill Bill series is this: Uma Thurman plays The Bride. She wants out of the assassin squad she has been a member of, decides to run away and get married, only Bill, the leader of the assassin squad, doesnít like that. He brings the other members of the squad to The Brideís wedding, massacres everyone there, shoots The Bride in the head, and leaves her for dead. Sheís not dead, she hangs out in a coma for four years, then wakes up and makes it her new goal in life to kill all of the members of the assassin squad and eventually kill Bill. In part one she took care of Vernita (Vivica A. Fox) and O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu), leaving Budd (Michael Madsen), Elle, and of course, Bill (Carradine), for part two. Also at the end of part one we find out that the baby The Bride was carrying at the wedding is still alive, and Bill has her.

First The Bride goes after Budd, but things donít go as planned, neither for her nor for Budd who wants to sell The Brideís sword to Elle. I donít think Iím going to really spoil anything by saying Budd ends up dead, and now The Bride has to work to kick the ass of Elle, and this is where one of the best catfight scenes of all times takes place. It would have been the best if some clothing had come off, but whereas The Bride taking on Isshiiís assassin crew was the scene to talk about in Vol. 1, the fight between The Bride and Elle showed that sometimes just two people fighting it out is really what you want. Yea, yea, I know The Bride kicked Vernita and O-Renís ass as well, but the ending of this fight really puts this one as the topping on the cake. So with Budd and Elle out of the way, itís off to find Bill, and find Bill The Bride does, leading us to a classic Quentin Tarantino scene where a previous scene that you just pass off as conversation has a new meaning.

I really donít want to write too much about the movie to let the surprises be there for you, so Iím leaving the story synopsis at that. "Kill Bill Vol. 2" keeps things on a much more even keel of a movie, doing a little bit more on the character sides, how they develop their skills, and a little bit more of the mindsets of each of them. We also get classic Quentin using his familiar technique of showing some character history and how it relates to a current situation.

Me, I loved this film and was much more entertained than I was in Vol. 1. Some great fighting, some great characters, some great dialogue, and even though the ending was just a little sappy, youíve still got to wonder how Vernitaís daughter is handling seeing her mother killed in front of her eyes. Itís 5 stars out of 5 for "Kill Bill Vol. 2" You might feel different, but for me, this one was great.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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