KILL BILL VOL.1 (2003)
HERE COMES THE BRIDE!
''A former assassin, known simply as The Bride (Uma Thurman), wakes from a four-year coma after her jealous ex-lover and boss, Bill (David Carradine) attempts to murder her on her wedding day. Fueled by an insatiable desire for revenge, she vows to get even with every person who contributed to the loss of her unborn child, her entire wedding party, and four years of her life. After devising a hit list, The Bride sets off on her quest, enduring unspeakable injury and unscrupulous enemies."
This film is the result of a genius mind. Quentin Tarantino is one of the greatest filmmakers in the world nowadays. He has produces an outstanding film after another outstanding film. And Kill Bill Volume 1 is no exception. Quentin Tarantino choreographed the fight scenes in this film and they are absolutely masterful! Dialogues and monologues are fantastic as in any other Tarantino film. He is a genius with words. The best thing about this film however, is Uma Thurman's lead performance. In perhaps her finest moment Thurman steals every scene she's in. She adds depth to this already complex character. However, the supporting acting in this film is also outstanding with Lucy Liu at her best and Vivica A. Fox giving an electrifying performance. The scenes with these particular members of the Deadly Viper group are fantastically gory, anime and exaggerated tone that only Tarantino is capable of pulling off with such gritty means.
The final moments of the film and the build up are quite remarkable. Tarantino utilises his devices including typical Japanese slashers and even Spaghetti Westerns to culminate in a massively colourful fight scene, but the final confrontation between The Bride and O-Ren Ishii is a beautifully crafted scene, and a true powerhouse in filmmaking.
For what it lacks in finalising a story, Kill Bill Volume 1 certainly makes up for in its unique ability to combine visually striking scenes of blood splattered marvel, and Tarantino is truly at his best. Overall, it is a fantastic, very impressive and breathtaking movie. Definately, my favorite film along with Volume 2.
KILL BILL VOL.2 (2004)
THE BRIDE IS BACK FOR THE FINAL CUT!
"The Bride continues her quest for justice and revenge. Now, she has only two members left to kill before she reaches to her nemesis, Bill: Bill's brother, Budd and ruthless one-eyed, Elle Driver.
But when it's time for her to kill Bill, a big surprise is waiting for her."
Another beauty from a brilliant man!
Kill Bill Volume 2 is even better than the first part!
It's not as action-packed, but it covers more of why The Bride is so hell-bent on getting revenge, which makes up for the slower parts of the film.
This film is less of a sequel and more a continuation of The Bride's story.
This one contains more philosophy and a sense of urgency leading to the final confrontation with Bill. Tarantino has succeeded in creating a masterful story and will go down as one of my favorite sets of films.
It's inspired by old Spaghetti Western movies, which i love since i was a child. All characters are interesting, action scenes are awesome, dialogues and monologues are so genius and Tarantino knows how to surprises the viewer. Also, David Carradine steals the show with his authentic performance.
It is less bloody than its predecessor, it's more emotional and it focuses more on the story between The Bride and Bill. The ending was perfect because it showed The Bride and Bill's warrior ability. This movie is a psychological wonder. It's the meaning of badassity and perfection.
Overall, it is an amazing movie with great director and actors. Definately, my favorite film along with Volume 1. This is why I love movies so much and this is why I love Tarantino so much! A motherfucking masterpiece!!!
"When fortune smiles on something as violent and ugly as revenge, it seems proof like no other, that not only does God exist, but you're doing his will."