'Kill Bill Vol. 2' Review By Ghostman
Quentin Tarantino brings us his conclusion to the Kill Bill saga!
After the events of Volume One, it's time to continue on with our tale and finish up this two-part review...
Chapter Three- The Story Part 2:
Being how Kill Bill Vol. 1 had a much more "bloody revenge" ultra gory hack em and slash them killer movie; Volume Two is a slow drawn out more talkative back story with The Bride and continues to her final confrontation with Bill. Sure, it's a hell of a lot longer than Volume One at being nearly 2 and a half hours long this feels more story, less action type movie. Whereas Volume One had the whole non-stop action theme to it. To me, Volume Two is the calmer drama. It gives us The Brides origins and her training with her Master, it's a real comprehensive film that shoves a lot of story into it. Quentin really knows how to write a script, and it's a better story than Volume One was.
Chapter Four- The Actors Part 2:
As goes with Volume One, many of the actors do in fact return in Volume Two. Those actors returning to reprise their respective roles are Uma Thurman (as The Bride), David Carradine (as Bill), Michael Madsen (as Budd), Daryl Hannah (as Elle Driver), and Gordon Liu as The Brides Martial Artist mentor, Pai Mei. The fact that Quentin Tarantino had Kill Bill filmed as a whole movie and then later cut, re-edited, and split into two separate movies (much like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) makes for amazing continuity in story with the actors playing their characters.
Chapter Four- The Whole Blood Affair:
I did an experiment once, I watched both films on DVD back to back the way it was meant to be seen. It took me around 4 and half hours to do this and I gotta say, it was interesting. Seeing how Volume One had to do with The Bride going after the Viper Squad and Volume Two was more talky back conclusion part back story it seemed to work together real well as a whole film. I'm still waiting for that combined parts into one film blu-ray release...chances are it will never happen.
Chapter Five- Overall Thoughts:
My overall thought on both movies Volume One and Two are that Quentin Tarantino had shown us his epic revenge masterpiece that is a take on spaghetti westerns, and old fashioned retro Japanese samurai art films. It's bloody violent, and real brutal, filled with excellent dialogue and amazing action, Kill Bill is quite simply Tarantino's greatest epic 4 hour long movie that is a huge achievement of his that helped inspired himself to make more revenge epics along the way.