The Bride (Uma Thurman) continues wiping out the hit squad that left her for dead in the first film. This one includes the ruthless Elie Driver (a one-eyed Daryll Hannah), who helps the Bride eliminate one of her targets. This movie moved along a lot slower than the first with the big battle occurring between the Bride and Driver. We see how the Bride received her training and how her master was murdered.
David Carridine plays Bill and when the two finally meet you wonder if they will get together or actually fight. We find that Bill still has feelings for the Bride and also is raising their daughter. The ultimate fight is a big letdown with a specific attack that the Bride had mentioned earlier in the film being employed.
There is some suspense as the Bride gets captured and is buried alive. Will someone come to save her, will she be able to use her training to escape, or will she die when her air runs out?
Being the second half of what was originally one movie, the quality of vol 2 is just as good if not better than vol 1. As with any story, vol 1 was all about character development and sort of linear in that way. By the time we get to vol 2, we are ready to absorb a gripping story involving those characters.
Kill Bill Volume 1 wasn't a movie for everyone. It had a lot of action. In the midst of that action there wasn't much story... but it was there. Tarantino just needed to find a way to balance the action and the drama. Thus, you have a movie split in two. Kill Bill Volume 1 was a prelude to the Bride's revenge and sort of explaining why she was on a rampage. Volume 2 sets out not only to conclude what was begun in the first film, but to also give background on … more
WARNING: This review contains spoilers! Note: Before reading this review for Kill Bill Vol. 2, please read my review for Kill Bill Vol. 1 to avoid confusion. Quentin Tarantino (Jackie Brown and Kill Bill Vol. 1) delivers the second half of his epic revenge melodrama, Kill Bill, with his usual stylistic flare. As with Vol. 1, he gives tribute to the many genres that have inspired him since his childhood. Unlike Kill Bill Vol. 1, Vol. 2 … more
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 is the second half of a three hour plus movie that was directed by Quentin Tarantino (the action scenes were directed by Yuen Woo-Ping). Since nobody wanted to watch a nearly four hour grind house movie, the producers decided to split the movie in half and put all the left over footage in part two. In doing so the movie feels very bloated and the film tends to drag in many places. The Bride is nearing the end of her long road to vengeance. With only the last … more
Pros: Script, Action, direction, acting is top notch. Cons: Slow and plodding at times. The Bottom Line: Final analysis: Tarantino crafted a set of films that herald his genius as a film make, a master of the detail, a student of the macabre, and a stupendous storyteller. Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Quentin Tarantino is back. Back in the director's seat where he most assuredly belongs, … more
Pros: Carradine and some good lines. Cons: Drags, not alot of action. The Bottom Line: For fans of the first volume only. Revenge is the hot topic of this weekends releases as like The Punisher Kill Bill Vol. 2 centers around the lead characters quest to seek revenge against those that have wronged them. In Quentin Tarantinos Kill Bill: Volume 1, audiences were introduced … more
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The second and final volume in Quentin Tarantino's KILL BILL series is another stylish, sprawling masterwork. VOLUME 2 picks up where the first film left off, as The Bride (Uma Thurman) resumes her quest to track down her former mentor, Bill (David Carradine), and exact revenge. But before she gets to Bill, she must first take out the remaining minions who helped to slaughter her best friends and fianci. First up is Budd (Michael Madsen), a quiet but dangerous country boy who lives in a trailer. Next is Elle Driver (Darryl Hannah), a one-eyed vixen who doesn't appear to have a heart--or a conscience. As The Bride makes her way closer to Bill, scenes from her past are revisited, including her training with the angry and brutal Pai Mei (Gordon Liu). Finally, The Bride locates her man, sparking a truly unforgettable confrontation.
In contrast to the nearly dialogue-free first volume, VOLUME 2 is filled with extended conversations that bring the story full circle. Thurman is once again riveting a...