Plot:The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.
What I liked:
The Bride. Do you all remember when we did that Top Females list? The Bride was on there but I’d hadn’t seen Kill Bill at the time and didn’t understand why she was so infamous. I do now, and agree. So fierce, vengeful and powerful. A woman seeking revenge for something that isn’t petty? If I didn’t love Tarantino already, I would love the man for writing female characters that are more than pretty trophies.
Does anyone feel that this movie is better than the first? I thought so. Kill Bill Volume II has more stability because the knowledge of where The Bride is going and why she’s on a mission to kill Bill.
Pai Mei. He’s simultaneously fabulous and dangerous. I loved the beard swishing.
David Carradine. He made such a despicable and insane Bill. I hated the character but enjoyed the performance.
Daryl Hannah as Elle Driver – talk about badass with one eye.
The fight between The Bride and Elle Driver. Talk about fast paced insane action sequences working perfectly!
The music – what is up with this? It is so crazy and dodge and works so well.
Tarantino is a mad man. I adore him. The mad directing looks fantastic.
I really enjoyed this film more than I enjoyed the first. This felt like exactly the right amount of time had been given to it and it played out very well. I enjoyed the flashbacks that gave some history to the Bride’s relationship with Bill, and the way she ended things with him was inspiring to say the least. I’m really happy that I put these two on my Blindspot list, even though I went through so much trauma procuring copies of the film (another post for another day).
Have you seen these movies? What did you think?