- Title Kill Bill: Vol. 2
- Director Quentin Tarantino
- Year 2004
- Run time 2hrs
- Genres Thriller, Crime, Action
- Tagline Sid Haig, back again for another masterpiece
Having dispensed with former colleagues O-Ren Ishii and Vernita Green in the first volume, The Bride (Uma Thurman) resumes her quest for justice in this second installment of Tarantino's jaw-droppingly violent homage to action films from both East and West. The Bride now has two remaining foes on her 'Death List', Budd (Michael Madsen) and Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) - before she moves on to her ultimate goal - to kill Bill (David Carradine).
After watching the first volume, and mostly enjoying it, I was naturally very keen to see the second. Part of me had a bit of a panic that as it had been on the iPlayer, the second part would either not be shown or not be available, but all was well. It appeared and I watched it. Two hours would normally put me off a bit, but I was ill and ready to watch anything.
00:01:45 - A film version of “Previously on…” 00:03:51 - Why would she wear a wedding dress to a rehearsal?** ** 00:08:04 - He never promised to be nice. He said he’d try to be sweet. A world of difference. 00:11:54 - Tommy seems nice. 00:15:50 - $250 doesn’t seem like much for any kind of sword. 00:16:24 - Whatever name he said under that bleep, it started with a B.** ** 00:22:04 - Bouncers have to clean toilets? Or just this bouncer?** ** 00:23:38 - She’s not wearing the silly yellow suit anymore. That’s good. 00:26:14 - He shot salt at her! Like, salt and pepper.** **00:29:11 - I’m sure you can get good and bad swords, but surely once they are good, they are all the same?** **00:32:47 - Wiggle worm. 00:35:05 - This is certainly more disturbing than when they did it in Eastenders. 00:41:09 - The five point palm heart exploding technique. That sounds awesome.** ** 00:44:45 - She plays at being younger really well, but she certainly doesn’t look it.** **** **00:52:18 - That man’s beard is really annoying. 00:53:51 - I can’t use chopsticks at the best of times, let alone with broken hands.** ****** 01:04:40 - He’s very messy. Although he couldn’t really live more alone - out in the middle of the desert and everything. 01:06:08 - Relief or regret? Great question. 01:07:20 - Snake! Should come with a warning. 01:09:37 - But she told him to kill her. 01:11:18 - So that’s her name. What’s the big secret? 01:12:43 - Isn’t there a snake still on the loose?** ** 01:17:08 - Oh no. Eyes should come with a warning too. Awesome revenge though.** **01:18:44 - At least she has a better car this time.** **01:24:44 - She’s wearing a floaty skirt, that doesn’t seem conducive to fighting. 01:30:16 - He’s talking about a dead goldfish, it’s still fascinating. Although it doesn’t seem like good talk over sandwiches. 01:37:41 - It just so happens to be a full moon, on the beach, good for a sword fight. Go on then, I dare ya. 01:39:49 - How do truth drugs work? 01:52:11 - “I overreacted.” Ha! 01:54:54 - She didn’t have to fight much in the skirt. That’s lucky. Mostly sitting down. 01:56:28 - I wonder if she used that on anyone else before. 02:00:16 - Great credits. I’d forgotten all those people from the first part.
I liked it. I may have even liked it slightly better than the first one. It was a bit less silly, a bit less bloody, so that the fighting scenes that did occur had more impact. It was also great to understand the story completely, from beginning to end.
Glad I watched it, it’s something I would probably watch again, if only for the awesome direction. Still don’t understand the Ironside reference though.
Rating: 4 / 5