Thursday, June 16, 2016

974. Kill Bill: Volume One

Kill Bill: Volume One
Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Since we keep mashing together film series to make them count as one entry, why don't we combine Volume One and Two?  After all, it was meant to be seen as one movie; it was split up because of the long running time.  Did you hear that Giordana?  Films can be split up.

Four years ago, the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad massacred The Bride's wedding party, leaving her for dead with a bullet in the brain.  Now, four years later, the bride has woken up with a desire for vengeance.  Her plan?  First, take care of the hospital worker who has been raping in while she was unconscious (a common theme lately).  She then plans on tracking down and killing the members of the Squad.  Finally, she plans on murdering Bill, the leader of the Deadly Vipers and the man whose child she was carrying before the attack.

Really, what's not to like about this film?  It almost plays out like a video game, with the "bosses" increasing in complexity each round.  I love martial arts movies, so I fell for this movie pretty quickly.  If the kung fu genre isn't your thing, there are still elements that you might find enjoyable.  I particularly loved the soundtrack and the animation sequence.  I know he borrowed that idea from another film, but I still thought it was absolutely brilliant.

The 2000s Oscars are going to be insane.

RATING: *****

Interesting Facts:

All the music from Kill Bill is from other movies, as Tarantino used his soundtrack collection to score his film.

Body count of 95.

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