Nooo! Tarantino, what have you done, man?
Why, Tarantino? Why have you done this? I loved the first one.
Absolutely loved Vol. 1. I wanted to love 2. I saw it in what could be
the best considered cirumstances, and I sincerely believe it would have
been a better night had I not seen it (and seen Crank instead.) So much
talking, so much bullcrap, not enough cuttin dudes up. Uma gets shot
but she punches her way out of a coffin and there's an old Asian dude
with glued-on eyebrows... The yellowbook guru guy turned out to be
She even ditched the Pussy Wagon. I think this is a symbol of what
happened to the movie. It left behind the cool, the excitement, in
favor of story and dialogue, but it just didn't work.
And it's not just that I hate dialogue-heavy movies. 12 Angry Men was
all dialogue, and that's one of the best films ever made, I think. But
I'm expecting something different from Tarantino.
Don't watch this. People tried to warn me but I saw it anyway. Don't
dev999 watch Foreign Exchange movie
patriottr watch This Girl's Life movie
ezkatz19 watch Interstate 60: Episodes Of The Road movie
omg. all i have to say.
i_pavan watch Throwing Stars movie
Nice movie. Good work with sword..
dallasi2001 watch Dead Air movie
I watched The Lottery Ticket, and i thought it was ok..
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i loved kill bill i thought it was great.
This is a wild movie..
Quite the action thriller.
Amazing end to Kill Bill!.
So the second half of Tarantino's epic Kill Bill promised to be the pick
up the first required to stand up and be validated. It failed miserably
that attempt. Beware, there may be some spoilers.
Kill Bill 2 suffers from a shift in directorial tone so drastic that much
what Tarantino so effectively did in the first one was lost. In the
installment the audience is shown the softer side of Thurman's character.
Instead of the spectacle of Thurman out slaughtering hundreds of people in
enacting her heroic vengeance, we see her succumb to the psychological
trauma that would naturally follow from what she had just participated in.
The empowered woman of the first installment (which is a problem in
giving a woman a sword and implying that she's empowered) had all together
fallen apart and assumed the role of the helpless and weak.
Kill Bill 2 lacks the elaborately sarcastic violence that made the first
volume close to palatable. The second is filled with an overtly sadistic
misogyny that is disturbing to watch, for example, Budd shooting Thurman
the chest with rock salt and burying her alive after threatening to fill
eye-sockets with mace. All of this in an uncomfortably close quarters
Thurman so that we can watch her suffer. Where the first movie had fun
its overblown violence; the second relishes in a much more terribly
Kill Bill 2, does however; include some instances of rich dialogue. There
is a scene where Carradine and Thurman discuss superheroes and why it is
that they are popular. The audience learns the appeal of superman, where
differs from other super heroes. Instead of a human that changes to an
alter ego, superman is an alter ego that changes into a human. This
conversation is reminiscent of Tarantino's older works, but is
One of the problems with the Kill Bill movies may actually be with more
just the movie. Tarantino champions the middle-class white male
perspective, and this perspective becomes visible if we consider the
stereotypes adopted by each character. For example in the first movie we
see a juxtaposition of two kinds of stereotypes imposed on Japanese women
American men. The first is the school girl, adopted by Oren Ishi's body
guard, and the other is Oren herself, dressed in traditional Japanese garb
for the final battle with Thurman. In the first installment, Tarantino
effectively wrapped these stereotypes and issues into a sardonic and
humorous violence. In the second, Tarantino disregards that tone. So
the audience is left with is a plot that very subtly declares a deeper
malaise beyond the movie. It exposes an unspoken evolution in American
racism and sexism, and I believe it does so unintentionally.
Half of what made me feel ill when I left the movie theater last Sunday
the movie, and the other half was its being so popular.