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.

The Ten Most Iconic Female Movie Characters Blogathon


My best friend and follow blogger Zoë gave me the enormously difficult pleasure of taking part in this blogathon. It all originated with a brilliant idea from Dell on Movies, which stated the following:

A list of 10 iconic female movie characters has been made. That list will be assigned to another blogger who can then change it by removing one character (describing why they think she should not be on the list) and replacing it with another one (also with motivation) and hand over the baton to another blogger. Once assigned, that blogger will have to put his/her post up within a week. If this is not the case the blogger who assigned it has to reassign it to another blogger.

Now, this was a lot of fun. It took some thinking, because even though iconic female characters are plenty (yet under appreciated a lot of the time), emotions are involved with this list. I did realize taking off names like Ellen Ripley and Princess Leia would cause the internet to explode, The only tricky part was choosing a character from the damn near perfect list Zoë sent me to shoo one off and replace with someone just as deserving.

So, without further ado:

ellen ripley

princess leia

marge gunderson

scarlet ohara

jackie brown

rose woodhouse

clarice starling


the bride


Who didn’t make it:



Don’t get me wrong: From the number of Bond films I’ve seen, I have always adored Judie Dench as M. She is classy, straightforward and powerful. So why did I have to kick her off? Well, I took a look at the list and considered what I thought of as viable options, and M is the only character I see on there that hasn’t had a cultural impact with who she is.

Who gets to go on:

Maria von Trapp

Maria Von Trapp

Why? Julie Andrews impressed the world with her portrayal as Maria. I have always enjoyed this movie so much and it impressively spans time so that it is never boring even though it is rather old. Maria is patient, sweet, kind and funny and I really think she had an enormous impact on society. Even now, when I think of pure class, I think of Julie Andrews. She has gone through the horror of losing her impressive singing voice and still managed to continue her career in Hollywood and has always been so dignified, even as a young lady here.

I hereby nominate Kim from Tranquil Dreams. Kim, you have a week! 🙂 (and the best of luck!)