Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003)

kb1“You might not be able to fight like a samurai, but you can at least die like a samurai.” – O-Ren Ishii

Number of Times Seen – 2 (on DVD and 12 March 2013)

Brief Synopsis – A woman only known as The Bride attempts to seek revenge on her 5 former partners who tried to kill her.

My Take on it – Anyone who have read my previous reviews of his film, know that I’m a fan of Tarantino. Being that as it may, I think that through time his movies are not as good each time out.  Reservoir Dogs (1992) was a masterpiece, Pulp Fiction (1994) was amazing, but after that he went downhill. Jackie Brown (1997) was mediocre , and Kill Bill just was one more notch down.

Since he wrote the script, the dialogue was done in perfect Tarantino form, but the story itself was too drawn out and made it somewhat boring (Don’t forget it was sooo long, he had to split it into 2 movies).

Uma Thurman is very good as The Bride.  Very bloody movie which has scenes in black and white to make the blood seem less of a character in the movie.

Followed 6 months after it’s release by Part II

Bottom Line – Very good movie, but slightly disappointing since Tarantino’s at the helm. Still recommended

Rating – Globe worthy

8 thoughts on “Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003)

  1. I’m a big fan of Tarantino and I actually skipped seeing both volumes in the theatre and didn’t watch them all the way through until about a month or two ago. It just looked like it was going to be a step down. It seemed like he lost his edge and he was trying too hard. After finally watching both volumes, they were far better than I anticipated and I kicked myself for not watching them sooner.


    • I don’t think I missed out on anything by not seeing this is the theater. I woulda been climbing the walls in the theater because of the fact that it is dragged out. At least at home I can hit pause and take breaks


      • I agree with that, but vol. 1 was released in 03 and vol.2 was in 04. I, the Tarantino fan, didn’t watch it until ’13. Could you imagine watching both volumes in the theatre in one sitting if he hadn’t split them up? That would have sucked! I don’t think Tarantino would have been able to come back from that. So he did make the right choice by splitting it in 2. I was annoyed with all of the chapters though. We aren’t reading a book. We are watching a movie. A movie doesn’t need a chapter. That was probably my only issue with Inglourious Basterds also, the chapters.


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