Blindspot 2016: Kill Bill Volume I (2003)


Plot: The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her – a team she was once part of.

What I liked:

The score: The insanity matched the movie.

The directing and coloring. This might not be my favorite Tarantino, but it is classically his style and looks marvelous.

Kill Bill Volume I starts really slow and nearly lost my attention, but once it hits stride it is highly entertaining.

Uma Thurman. Yes. She fits in with Tarantino’s work so well.

The quest for revenge. I might have found the violence too much, but no one would deny that she was right to seek her revenge and revel in it.


This car. It is naturally everything and so Tarantino.

Vivica A. Fox and Lucy Liu. Both their performances are a bit over the top and ridiculous but it is clearly the aim of this production, and works really well.

The blood spattering in the Tarantino way. So ridiculous. So macabre. So funny.


What I didn’t like:

The Violence. It is heavy, even for Tarantino.

Some serious questionable events (sorry everyone)

That man in the hospital renting Uma’s body out for perverts – disgusting and nasty, but improbable.

That said, her escape from the hospital… also, really improbable

A sword being allowed on an aeroplane? This one got me the most. Like that would ever be allowed.


Rating: 7.5/10

I’m expecting to get some strong opinions, so go right ahead J Kill Bill is entertaining once it gets past that slow start, but is unnecessarily violent in parts and contains so many things where I’m like “this wouldn’t ever happen”. There are factors that gives it an up on the negative feelings I had, like the excellent cast, imagery and acting. However, I’m a much bigger fan of Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained. Happy I FINALLY saw this though. The effort I went through to procure a working copy of this? I will be bitching for ages.

5 thoughts on “Blindspot 2016: Kill Bill Volume I (2003)

  1. Great review bestie! Glad to see you enjoyed this, even though you didn’t love it. I am a big fan of the craziness of the world that Tarantino wove for The Bride and everyone that features in her story, and the over the top violence in something that appeals to me a lot here. That car, right?!

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  3. I think it was going for a specific style that is renowned for being violent – the classic b-movie samurai genre. I do agree that it starts slowly which is why I may be one of the only people to prefer the second.

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