Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Capsule Review: Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
Often criticized for borrowing from his influences, Quentin Tarantino decides to embrace his pop culture mash-up style to bring the audience a gonzo combination of kung-fu, Samurai films and various weird exploitation fodder mixed with his usual dialogue heavy style. While the film still feels truncated by splitting it in half, for many the first Kill Bill has a more satisfying climax with the infamous House of Blue Leaves sword battle. Deliriously violent, with some trademark great performances and set pieces, the film is even better once paired with its sequel.