Saturday, 25 September 2010

Kill Bill Vol 1 Review...

Kill Bill Vol 1 follows the protagonist called 'The Bride,' a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, lead by her lover 'Bill.' Upon realising she was pregnant with Bill's child, she decided to escape her life as a killer. She fled to Texas, met a young man, and on the day of their wedding was gunned down by an angry and jealous Bill. Four years later, she wakes from a coma, and discovers her baby is gone. She decides to seek revenge upon the five people who destroyed her life and killed her baby. The saga of Kill Bill Volume I begins. I had previously seen both volumes of Kill Bill, but it was a while ago so i couldn't completely remember the film. But watching it again reminded me of why i loved the films so much the first time around. There doesn't seem to be any rules in the world of Kill Bill, at any time you could switch to black and white, 2d animation, go forwards or backwards in narrative, and hear unusual choices of sound effects and soundtrack. But yet Kill Bill works so well in an era where mashup genres aren't so uncommon. A big element of Kill Bill as in many other Tarantino films is the gore and Kill Bill definitely lives up to the expectations of a Tarantino film with overexhaggerated fight scenes and wounds/deaths, Kill Bill is almost a live action anime film, possibly what Tarantino was going for given the kung fu fighting style of the film. Kill Bill definitely isn't a film for the faint hearted but it seems once you've watched the first film, you're left longing for the second. I find with Kill Bill despite being lost in the narrative, finding it hard to position yourself in the timeline events, the film works really well in keeping its audience hooked, i feel this is done by it's visual aesthetic and keeping the audience wondering what Tarantino will do next. I'd definitely recommend the sequel, especially if you loved the first film, it doesn't disappoint and definitely continues where Tarantino left off.

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