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Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Published June 11, 2011

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Film info

  • 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).

Live Blog

Time Comment
1:45 A film version of “Previously on…”
3:51 Why would she wear a wedding dress to a rehearsal?
8:04 He never promised to be nice. He said he’d try to be sweet. A world of difference.
11:54 Tommy seems nice.
15:50 $250 doesn’t seem like much for any kind of sword.
16:24 Whatever name he said under that bleep, it started with a B.
22:04 Bouncers have to clean toilets? Or just this bouncer?
23:38 She’s not wearing the silly yellow suit anymore. That’s good.
26:14 He shot salt at her! Like, salt and pepper.
29:11 I’m sure you can get good and bad swords, but surely once they are good, they are all the same?
32:47 Wiggle worm.
35:05 This is certainly more disturbing than when they did it in Eastenders.
41:09 The five point palm heart exploding technique. That sounds awesome.
44:45 She plays at being younger really well, but she certainly doesn’t look it.
52:18 That man’s beard is really annoying.
53:51 I can’t use chopsticks at the best of times, let alone with broken hands.
1:04:40 He’s very messy. Although he couldn’t really live more alone - out in the middle of the desert and everything.
1:06:08 Relief or regret? Great question.
1:07:20 Snake! Should come with a warning.
1:09:37 But she told him to kill her.
1:11:18 So that’s her name. What’s the big secret?
1:12:43 Isn’t there a snake still on the loose?
1:17:08 Oh no. Eyes should come with a warning too. Awesome revenge though.
1:18:44 At least she has a better car this time.
1:24:44 She’s wearing a floaty skirt, that doesn’t seem conducive to fighting.
1:30:16 He’s talking about a dead goldfish, it’s still fascinating. Although it doesn’t seem like good talk over sandwiches.
1:37:41 It just so happens to be a full moon, on the beach, good for a sword fight. Go on then, I dare ya.
1:39:49 How do truth drugs work?
1:52:11 “I overreacted.” Ha!
1:54:54 She didn’t have to fight much in the skirt. That’s lucky. Mostly sitting down.
1:56:28 I wonder if she used that on anyone else before.
2:00:16 Great credits. I’d forgotten all those people from the first part.

Conclusions

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.

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

Rating: 4 / 5

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