Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003)


Movie Review

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, and Vivica Fox

The old saying “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” is definitely true when you’re dating the world’s most dangerous woman.  Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman) has been in a coma for the last four years.  That’s not a bad way to be considering she was shot in the head by her former lover Bill (David Carradine), one of the world’s most dangerous assassins.  This murderous bastard and his crew of assassins murdered Beatrix’s fiancée and friends and did everything but kill her.  Naturally, Beatrix wakes up from her coma and is out for revenge.  With a Hanzo sword in hand, she unleashes hell on those who wronged her.  She plans to kill Bill.  Lucy Liu, Vivica Fox, Michael Madsen, and Daryl Hannah also star in this film.

Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Vol. 1 is a unique picture that only he could envision.  There are many great things I could say about this flick, but there are two things that I want to highlight.  First, Tarantino delivers an old school flick with a modern twist.  It’s a basic revenge movie with a lot of nuances and references that remind me of spaghetti westerns.  Not too many directors are bold enough to do what Tarantino does in this film.  Second, the music in this film is awesome.  In the midst of a well-choreographed action sequence like the final fight between Beatrix and O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu), I found myself enjoying a tune.  Kill Bill, Vol. 1 is a one-of-a-kind action film that will captivate you from start to finish.  Have a few wine coolers with it.



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