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Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)

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Re: Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004)
Added by John Ulmer   on 2004-04-27 17:06:09

Just a thought, but it might not be wise to give out The Bride's real name in this review since it qualifies as a spoiler. I know that I wasn't expecting her true name to be revealed so...don't be surprised if you get some complainers. As for my thoughts towards the movie...I gave the first 5/5 and the second 4/5 and pretty much agree with what you say.

Re: Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004)
Added by Does it matter?   on 2004-04-28 00:15:34

Giving the name away isnt a spoiler, Roger Ebert wrote it in his review without any warnings of a spoiler. This movie was fantastic only b/c it was a true Tarantino film. The first one was an overbloated mess, but slightly entertaining. The second one was a beautiful motion picture and I am really convinced if the two were connected and not spliced right down the middle, we would've been looking at a masterpiece.

Re: Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004)
Added by John Ulmer   on 2004-04-28 04:56:19

Most of the die-hard fans I've talked to don't like this one as much. I didn't. The first was a fast, energetic homage to grindhouse '70s cinema and zipped along like nobody's business. It lacked Tarantino's usual strong dialogue, but it's not that type of movie.

Vol. 2 lacks the style. I enjoyed the Sergio Leone spaghetti western moments but overall many of the strong fight scenes were absent. There was too much explaining done and too many stupid speeches. The end was especially disappointing and whereas she went on a full-out rampage in the first movie I thought that Vol. II's climax was silly. At least forty minutes could have been cut, such as Budd's overlong setup, the Spanish pimp, etc. Maybe Tarantino should have saved them for the SE DVDs coming out later this year.

Vol. 2 is a very different film. One of the people I've talked to thought it was almost impossible to imagine them working as two films, and I agree. My full review, which explains a bit more about my reasons for only giving it four stars (out of five) is under IMDb's newsgroup reviews link.

Re: Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004)
Added by Nate Banks   on 2004-05-03 14:49:46

Quit advertising yourself

Re: Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004)
Added by John Ulmer   on 2004-05-06 09:59:49

If I was advertising myself I'd provide a full link to the review, or maybe actually post it here. But btw, to "Does it really matter?", who said that Ebert gave away the name in his review. Here's something I just found today:

Movie Answer Man Column (to Roger Ebert)

Q. I can't understand the reason for giving away The Bride's real name in your review of "Kill Bill Vol. 2." I would understand if revealing it was essential to your critique of the film, but it is mentioned merely as an aside with no apparent purpose.

Adam Lenhardt, Slingerlands, N.Y.

A. You are absolutely correct. I don't know what came over me. I guess I just really liked the name.

That was taken from

But doesn't really matter all that much. I just know that I wasn't expecting a full name to be revealed and posting it in the opening line of a review may spoil it for some viewers. Just my opinion.

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