Starring: Uma Thurman, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hanna, Lucy
Liu, Michael Madsen and David Carradine.
Directed/written by: Quentin Tarantino
Rated: obviously R
Tarantino has done it again
Kill Bill is a unique
masterpiece of pulp and pop; it's pure adrenaline oozing fun!
The Black Mamba aka The Bride (Uma Thurman)
is a tad pissed. She's an ex-assassin in the infamous Deadly
Viper Squad run by Bill (David Carradine). On her wedding day
the gang showed up - but not to wish the blushing bride happiness
and love - but to kill everyone in the chapel.
they didn't quite finish the job and The Bride's now ready to
kick some ass herself.
She makes a list of the five main offenders, her "Kill
List Five," and begins her journey of revenge.
She paces herself, arms herself and maintains an attitude that
has no room for silly girly feelings like compassion and forgiveness.
No way Jose - she's out for blood - lots of it.
director Quentin doesn't need to follow order to keep us glued
to the screen
she seeks out her adversaries; O- Ren Ishi aka Cottonmouth (Lucy
Liu) is the first on the list. And in what can only be called
an action-packed 'Ballet of Blood' The Bride dismembers and
slices through O-Ren's Crazy 88 hitmen like human sushi in what
may be the longest sword fight scene in film's sword fight scene
history...But O-Ren's last remaining and completely insane body
guard displayed in a pixie package named Go Go (Chiaki Kuriyama)
is no library-card-Teen-Beat-subscribing adolescent and steps
up to give The Bride one helluva cat fight.
ya think won...
is Vernita aka Copperhead (Vivica A. Fox). The Bride's not being
swayed by Copperhead's new found life, complete with the home,
husband and kid
she's come to kill and kill she will.
rest on The Bride's macabre list, like the coordinated eye-patch
wearing Elle Driver aka California Mountain Snake (Daryl Hannah),
Budd aka Sidewinder (Michael Madsen), and the uber-hated Bill,
will have to wait for volume two to be executed
had to end.
Bill explodes with mega-watt action and campy stitches.
Tarantino jumps back and forth between the plot and dots in
Japanese style animation to divulge his tale. The delightful
and surreal visuals are accented with a perfectly pulsing soundtrack
and superb chickbabe performances by several of the hottest
babes on film. This isn't the Harper Valley PTA gang - it's
samurai sword wielding vixens in their tip-topest forms. Uma
steals the show - as always - but each is fun-o-rama to root
for as they hi-ya! and Matrix-effect-up the screen before
Kill Bill is a blood-bath extravaganza as only Quentin
can produce. There's a multitude of Sergio Leone odes and oodles
of that distinct sense of humor Tarantino continually brings
to his murderers. Bluntly speaking? QT's back and damn if the
wait wasn't well worth it.
recommendation: Mary's good gravy over Trix©
brand cereal served with hot tea.
must have soundtrack: