Kill Bill: Vol. 2



Starring: Uma Thurman, Michael Madsen, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Produced by: Miramax Films, Band Apart, A

Distributed by: Miramax

Genre: action/adventure

Xibo's grade:

B+

Average grade:

A-

 


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Review by Xibo Date seen: May 13, 2004
Viewing Location: Midtown East, NYC Grade: B+
Summary: Pretty slow in places, not near as good as Vol. 1
Was it good? Yeah! It was amazing. Great direction, cinematography (in places). The set for Bill's house looked pretty fake though. Pretty good storyline, but not as exciting nor interesting as Vol. 1. This movie moved a LOT slower. A lot of it was really drawn out. Some decent editing and Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 could have been one 3-hr movie, maybe less. 

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Review by Dream Date seen: April 18, 2004
Viewing Location: Atlanta area Grade: A-
Summary: Good, but not as visually engaging as Vol 1
Excellent finish to the Kill Bill storyline. There are rumours of a Vol. 3, which might be interesting as well. The great thing about Tarintinoís style in these films is that he can use many of the people from the first 2 volumes (even though many of them are dead) if he wants, because half the movie is in flashbacks or out of order anyway. He also set up some new segments along the way. So it might not suffer the same fate as many movies that have additional segments made years later. Anyway, thatís down the line. Vol. 2 was great. More low-keyed than Vol.1 Not as animated in color and style, it let us get a closer look at some of the characters and their interactions with each other. The violence was less spurting and more pronounced. The death and violence scenes were much more intense and twisted. Gordon Liuís character was great to watch both for what was said and what was not said. He and Uma Thurman had a good chemistry and his character was fairly well utilized. All in all, I think the cast and Tarintino should feel they accomplished something that will spiral its way to movie history. I look forward to the DVD release, which is expected to be filled with much movie goodness. - And for you folks that don't watch the credits, there is a bit at the very end that is fairly amusing and worth the wait. 

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Review by Finrod Date seen: April 18, 2004
Viewing Location: theater Grade: A-
Summary: Differently themed, but as good as Vol 1
Vol. 2 wasn't as action-packed as 1, but it builds off 1 for a deeper plot. We get to see the Bride's training, and in general a lot more things to broaden the characters and make them deeper than they were. The climactic scene was totally different than I expected (also a lot longer); Tarantino came up with something that was better than anything I could have come up with. A worthy conclusion.  

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Review by MWG Date seen: August 11, 2004
Viewing Location: Valdosta, GA Grade: A-
Summary: Deep man
Yes it was slower than Vol.1, but that was the point. The first film was styled after the Hong Kong action flicks, whereas Vol.2 was styled after the Kurasawa films, where you'll have drawn-out scenes, more silence or off-camera action going on. The fight scene between Uma and D Hannah was the best part, it ended so perfectly. 

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