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Kill Bill Volume One

27 Nov

The acclaimed fourth film from groundbreaking writer and director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown), Kill Bill Volume 1 stars Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels, Chicago) and Vivica A. Fox (Two Can Play That Game) in an astonishing, action packed thriller about brutal betrayal and an epic vendetta! Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, The Bride (Thurman) emerges from a coma and decides it’s time for payback…with a vengeance! Having been gunned down by her former boss (David Carradine) and his deadly squad of international assassins, its a kill-or-be-killed fight she didn’t start but is determined to finish! Loaded with explosive action and outrageous humor, it’s a must see motion picture event that has critics everywhere raving! (DVD)

So I’m starting to really get into Tarantino’s stuff. This movie was just fantastic. I loved all of the allusions to those cheesy 70s movies, without actually making this movie cheesy. Well, the mass amounts of blood spatter are obviously cheesy, but more campy, so in a good way. This movie really is action packed. The battle sequences are extremely well choreographed and executed. Also, the different styles for some of the battles are amazing as well. Too long battle scenes that take place in one stationary place get boring, and this was not a problem for this movie. Especially the final epic battle in Tokyo. From the full color, to the black and white, to the especially amazing fight lit by shadow, it’s a lot of fun to watch. Also, some parts of this are really funny, obviously in a satirical way, but funny nonetheless. Uma Thurman is great as The Bride. I also want to give credit to her stunt double, Zoe Bell, who pulled off some amazing fight sequences. One of the reasons I think this movie was so good was the human quality that everyone had. I’m thinking in particular of Vivica A Fox’s and Lucy Liu’s characters. Normally in these types of movies, you just see the bad guy as a really bad guy-nothing more. What this movie did was give humanity to these two “bad guys” which I think made the audience understand how gut wrenching this was for the bride-they were her former teammates after all. The only thing is, I wonder why they betrayed her? Well, I guess I’ll just have to watch volume 2 to find out 🙂

9/10

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