Turn Down The Lights, Turn Up The Sound.
Matthew Gilbert © 1999-2015 All Rights Reserved
And for all these hardships and decisions what do you get?
Almost 2 hours of excitement and fun.
I should tell you that Kill Bill Vol. 1 houses Quentin's affection for violence (all of Kill Bill's action sequences were choreographed by Master Yuen Woo-ping - The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as well as any of his other films (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, From Dusk Till Dawn). It's exciting, bloody, and well, down right fun. Just like the kung-fu action movies. It also incorporates Quentin's warped sense of chronology. As Quentin puts it he's, "answering questions before asking the questions."
However what Kill Bill is lacking is Quentin's outstanding dialogue. The dialogue in the film made Pulp Fiction. Without that interaction amongst its characters the film becomes rather pointless. Kill Bill Vol. 1 has little dialogue to begin with and what little there is works well. Not to say that Kill Bill is pointless it's just that dialogue isn't essential to the story of one woman kicking ass and taking names.
This is a kung-fu action film about revenge. Not talking about getting revenge, but taking revenge by the cajones and making yourself a new rearview mirror dangly.
Love it for what it is or forget about it. Because if you see Vol. 1 you'll have to spend the money to see just how far Quentin goes when Kill Bill Vol.2 hits next February.