October 11, 2003

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Today, I am updating my blog via my home computer. I'm currently eating two succulent pieces of chicken fried steak and I will eventually eat at least two bowls of Blue Bell's Hot Fudge Sundae ice cream. All of this food is accompanied by a nice cold can of Dr. Pepper, of course.

Now that I have got that out of the way, allow me to give you my opinion of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1. This isn't nearly as easy as it sounds because it is, after all, a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 is like a martial arts parody which takes itself way too seriously and still manages to be a brilliant work of art. The plot is rather simple. Uma Thurman, the un-named "blood-stained bride," is seeking vengeance for the murders of her husband, her unborn child, a reverend, the reverend's wife, a organ player, and four other people who aren't important enough to describe (Relatives? Friends? We aren't told.). She gets this vengeance by working her way up a list of five people who were her former "co-workers."

We aren't told much about any of the characters, however. The most background info in this movie was supplied through a long animation sequence which told the story of Lucy Liu's character. The music in the movie was weird, but it fit perfectly with the style of the movie. The acting is superb and is part of the reason I compare it to a "serious" parody. There is a large amount of blood, but there is not that much gore. Naturally, the "Vol. 1" ends with a cliffhanger.

A lot of people will hate this movie. The reasons will be obvious once you see it. (Yes, you will see this movie. Stop wasting your breath arguing. You will see this movie.) I loved the movie and would like to see it again.

Posted by Randy at October 11, 2003 10:59 PM