Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Movie Stats & Links
||Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu, Michael
||Only if you want
them to be an assassin.
||If they like
Quentin Tarantino's style.
||Lots of it.
||No chase scenes.
||Lots of chuckles.
||The fight between
The Bride and Elle, and the eyeball.
"May I have a glass of water please?" and another assassin
simply saying "Congratulations."
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.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
A Movie Review
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!!!