Double Feature – Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

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Plot: The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict:

 

Story: Kill Bill Volume 2 starts by finally showing us the brutal nature of the wedding massacre which drove The Bride (Thurman) on her killing rampage. We know she has taken care of two members of the Viper Squad and now she sets her sights on Bud (Madsen). When things don’t go as planned we get further flashbacks to learn more about The Bride’s training with Pai Mei (Liu) which made her the fighting machine she has become.

When The Bride get back on track there is nothing stopping her getting her revenge on Bud, Elle Driver (Hannah) and finally the man behind the hit Bill (Carradine) even if there is a little surprise along the way.

Kill Bill Volume 2 is a near perfect ending to the two-part story, he develops The Bride more while finally telling us her real name, it has a react to a twist we knew was coming from the first film. We get to see the final acts of revenge from The Bride which does complete the story and even at over 2 hours long you never find yourself glancing at the time.

 

Actor Review

 

Uma Thurman: The Bride is continuing her revenge quest against her former partners and boss with three more names Bud, Elle and Bill to kill for her own closure. We do get to see more about her training too before seeing the final showdown between the two. Uma once again gives us a fantastic career defining performance.

David Carradine: Bill is the leader of the Viper Squad who knows that The Bride will come for her own revenge. He wants to see how the rest will match up against her before their own showdown. Bill trained The Bride in her ways where he does have a previous relationship with her too. David is great in this role showing he could always be a lead in the right roles.

Michael Madsen: Bud is the brother of Bill who is also a member of the squad, but he has fallen on hard times with his alcohol problems and struggling to hold down a job. He has been planning for The Bride’s visit with his own ways to finish of The Bride once and for all. Michael is good in this role where he plays the role right how you would expect it come off.

Daryl Hannah: Elle Driver is one of the Deadly Viper Squad who is the one-eyed assassin who has always wanted to be the one to kill The Bride. She gets her chance when the two face each other in a one on one battle to the death. Daryl is great in this role where she plays the opposite to The Bride.

Support Cast: Kill Bill Volume 2 has a very small supporting cast with most only appearing in single scenes leading to the final outcome of the film.

Director Review: Quentin TarantinoQuentin shows once more that he really can put together such a simple story that is engrossing from start to finish.

 

Action: Kill Bill Volume 2 uses the smaller amount of action to finish the story but most importantly we still have all the style needed.

Thriller: Kill Bill Volume 2 does keep us one edge like all Tarantino films do whatever is going on.

Music: Kill Bill Volume 2 does continue to use the amazing amount of music that fits all the scenes perfectly.

Settings: Kill Bill Volume 2 takes the journey to different countries that show just how each character and where you would imagine them to be living in.
Special Effects
: Kill Bill Volume 2 uses great effects when needed without having to use them as much as the fir volume.

Suggestion: Kill Bill Volume 2 is one that you really have to watch, while the action is less often it is more about the personal closure. (Watch)

 

Best Part:  The end of Bill.

Worst Part: Not what you would expect after the first chapter.

 

Believability: No

Chances of Tears: No

Chances of Sequel: Talks of one.

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Budget: $30 Million

Runtime: 2 Hours 17 Minutes

Tagline: She will kill Bill

 

Overall: Perfect ending to the Tarantino style revenge film.

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5 comments on “Double Feature – Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)

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      • Yeah I know what you mean. I think the first one has a better soundtrack and better action scenes and on the whole is slightly more memorable, but I love the whole section with Michael Madsen and the grave and the black mamba in the 2nd one 🙂

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