Kill Bill Vol. 2Director: Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino's sprawling homage to action films of both the East and the West reaches its conclusion in this continuation of 2003's ultra-violent Kill Bill Vol. 1. Having dispatched several of her arch-enemies in the first film, The Bride (Uma Thurman) continues in Kill Bill Vol. 2 on her deadly pursuit of her former partners in the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, who, in a furious assault, attempted to murder her and her unborn child on her wedding day. As The Bride faces off against allies-turned-nemeses Budd (Michael Madsen) and Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah), she flashes back to the day of her deadly wedding, and we learn of how she was recruited to join the DiVAS, her training under unforgiving martial arts master Pai Mei (Liu Chia-hui), and her relationship with Squad leader Bill (David Carradine), which changed from love to violent hatred. Originally planned as a single film, Kill Bill grew into an epic-scale two-part project totaling more than four hours in length; as with the first film, Kill Bill Vol. 2 includes appearances by genre-film icons Sonny Chiba, Michael Parks, Larry Bishop, and Sid Haig; Wu-Tang Clan producer and turntablist RZA and filmmaker and composer Robert Rodriguez both contributed to the musical score.
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Cast & Crew
|Uma Thurman||The Bride|
|Daryl Hannah||Elle Driver|
|Gordon Liu||Pai Mei|
|Michael Parks||Esteban Vihaio|
|Larry Bishop||Larry Gomez|
|Sid Haig||Jay the Bartender|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Rufus|
|Chris Nelson||Tommy Plympton|
|Jeannie Epper||Mrs. Harmony|
|Bo Svenson||Reverend Harmony|
|La Tanya Richardson||L.F. O'Boyle|
|Dan Bradford||Art Director|
|William Paul Clark||Asst. Director|
|Cao Jiuping||Production Designer|
|K.N.B. EFX Group||Makeup Special Effects|
|Liu Luyi||Art Director|
|Koko Maeda||Associate Producer|
|Dede Nickerson||Associate Producer|
|Kumiko Ogawa||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Cao Jui Ping||Production Designer|
|Mary Ramos||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Robert Rodriguez||Score Composer|
|Erica Steinberg||Executive Producer|
|Yohei Taneda||Production Designer|
|Catherine Marie Thomas||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Mark Ulano||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Lars Ulrich||Score Composer|
|E. Bennett Walsh||Executive Producer|
|David Wasco||Production Designer|
|Harvey Weinstein||Executive Producer|
|Bob Weinstein||Executive Producer|
|Ma Yingli||Set Decoration/Design|
"I Am Gonna Kill Bill"
Chapter Six: Massacre at Two Pines
"Are You Gonna Be Nice?"
"That Woman Deserves Her Revenge, and We Deserve to Die"
Chapter Seven: The Lonely Grave of Paula Schultz
A Satisfied Mind
"This Is for Breaking My Brother's Heart"
Chapter Eight: The Cruel Tutelage of Pai Mei
"OK Pai Mei, Here I Come"
Chapter Nine: Elle and I
"Bitch, You Don't Have a Future"
Last Chapter: Face to Face
"You and I Have Unfinished Business"
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This movie was okay. It didn't have as good as dialogue like in the first. there are a few good parts. The first one is violent, but this one is kind of slowed down on the violence. One of the gross was when Elle driver's eyeball was squahed. That wasn't as good of a movie as the first one. I ahve to admit, I'm a huge fan of the first one. But I also like violent movies. This one was not very good, but I liked some parts. So I guess that makes it okay.
i really enjoyed this movie. i saw this movie twice andi have to admit that the first time i saw this movie i was kinda disappointed. of course the first one was filled with so much action-but if you *really* look at it, the most violent part was when uma took on the crazy 88s. i fell in love with the first movie though. of course this movie is a much calmer-romantic story, so if you went into the movie expecting a violent, fast paced film like the first one, you're doomed to be disappointed. after i realized that this movie was *intentionally* supposed to be a different movie than the 1st one, i liked it a lot better. i think uma looked really pretty when she was in the coffin & i liked the part w/ pai mei. and i really digged the fight between her and daryl. i know a lot of people were disappointed in this movie simply because they expect it to be the 1st movie.
Quentin Terantino was one of the many film makers that brought back the independent film from the slump that it was in the 80's. His vision and style as a film maker are what makes him stand out from the rest of the film makers that are only interested in money making 'Blockbusters'. Kill Bill Vol.2 was given a different approach than the 1st., it was more of character development than anything else but, still keeping the raw cinematography and dialogue that makes it a Terantino film. Some argue that all his films are always the same, if you've watched all his films you'll know what I'm talking about. This is a great film otherwise!
Though this movie lacks some of the dialogue and fitting music of the first film, there is less horseplay slowing down the plot's outcome. It's not as hoaky as some parts in the first film, and the plot is revealed evenly, giving a satisfactory outcome because absolutely everything we questioned at the end of the first film is answered. Very good movie, and I'm very much a fan of both films.
Tarantino's work is pure genius. I thought, how can Tarantino top Kill Bill Vol. 1? But what he's done in Vol. 2 is flesh out the story. Vol. 1 has incredible fight sequences; Vol. 2 does some nice character development and gives us the whole story. Uma Thurman really throws herself into the part. You'll be amazed at this conclusion to a masterpiece.
i really liked part 2 because it provided a balance from the first installment. the first one was exhilirating, violent, and unique. i really enjoyed the first one a lot. tarantino's use of dialogue, genre, and music in his prior films is taken to a heightened level with the kill bill series. part 2 provided a lot of information which made the bride seem more human, instead of just a killing machine. also, the contrast between the two films makes the second part so good. the first film was more of an homage to eastern, kung-fu movies, while the second one has an american western vibe. i was very pleased with the second installment as part of the kill bill series and it also stands just fine as a single film. i highly recommend this movie.
Kill Bill Vol.2 is a outstanding film with some of the best acting i have ever seen everyone must see this movie it is that good.
WOW! I would'nt change a thing!!! Ilove it so much, it will never get old. It's a love story you've gotta see!
I didn't think this movie coould be better then the first but then again i'm not much of a gambler. Uma Thurman is everything you want in a leading lady. She is attractive yet strong and assertive. You could take her home to the parents but at night she could whip you while you wear a diaper. WATCH THIS MOVIE IF YOU LIKE AWESOMENESS.
Tarintino did a great job with this combo, though the first one was violent and left you wanting more of the story line this one did the oposite it gave you the story line and left you wanting uma to start severing limbs, it was a great balance I can't wait for tarintino's next film
I have never seen an action revenge movie like this. this movie is out of this world.
BILL DESERVES TO DIE; BUT UMA AND TARANTINO DESERVE OSCARS.
I have to be quite frank and say that I don't think kill bill vol 2 lives up to what I expected and wanted from this film. Here, Quentin Tarantino has produced his weakest movie to date that I have seen.(I still haven't seen Jackie Brown)Being a massive fan of 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Reservoir Dogs', I felt really underwhelmed after I saw vol 2 especially when it is compared to his previous masterpieces, 'Pulp Fiction' is one of my all time favourite films. Why does this title seem to unimpress me? Well, first of all, this film lacked a great fight scene. The 'House of Blue Leaves' scene from vol 1 was basically the fight fest of the year seen in a film, the way Tarantino incoporates the feel of a classic kung fu movie using camera techniques really made this scene look very visually impressive and giving it a whole new unique look and life of it's own. Ok. many will not agree with this but I think the characters are over developed to the point of boredom. Although I like the way David Carradine pulls off his role as Bill as a calm man who is also one of the most dangerous killers ever. However, the scene towards the end of the film between he and Uma Thurman is way to long to keep the interest of the viewer, despite a good solid monologue on Superman by Bill. The main reason this film fails for me is the lack of a good suitable ending. We get no long, brutal showcase kung fu warfare between the Bride and Bill, but what instead happens will leave you saying 'is that it?'. Like I said this is not one of Tarantino's finest as I feel he has somehow gone to deep into a story that could have been a lot more simple and a hell of a lot more fun. Whereas the first film was a visual work of art, this second volume is more like a true Spaghetti Western wannabe. I will say one good thing and that is that Pai mei is the best thing in this film and should be watched for him alone.
I was amazed at the first movie and how good it was. But Tarantino's vision and story telling in the seconed surpassed all my expectations. This has to be one of the greatest action movies ever created. The story line is simple wich is one of it's better points, the script was awsome, the action was brilliant, and the acting was incredible. Tarantino is a fab director and I can't wait to see what he'll do next. This movie has to be a classic.
Kill Bill vol.2 is better than Kill Bill vol.1. It was great how tarantino showed that Bill was more of an old man. I also liked how Tarantino introduced Pai Mei. It was awesome what Uma did to Elle Driver. Tarantino showed alot of passion through this film. It has to be one of the best films in 2004. So BUY IT NOW
Don't watch Kill Bill Vol. 2 until you've seen Vol. 1. You can't appreciate how different and how good Vol. 2 is unless you've seen the equally good first part of the series. The Bride is making her way towards Bill and her odyssey of revenge has a renewed purpose. Tarantino's direction takes what could easily be just another violent movie and raises it to a higher level. There is so much going on both in the visual sense and in the subtle uncurrents that we ended up discussing the film for hours.
This film was pretty good but it seemed like something was missing and that it didn't go well as planned. The movie was good I tell ya that much but it didn't have as much fighting as the first one did and not as much blood but it mostly had talk and talk and talk. The fight scenes were a tad bit short but were okay especially the part when the one who has the eye patch recieves an unexpected blow from The Bride which is gross by the way. Alright sequel.
I was really surprised that i disliked this movie. It seemed like the kind of thing that would appeal to a person like me. I think most people liked it because it seemed like they should. This movie is a straight, cliched story that has been told before all too many times. There is no twist and no innovation to a tired plot. See the first one, it is much more creative and original. This is too bad, since tarantino is my second favorite director of all time (sorry Quentin, Kubrick is just better)
This was NOTHING like Kill Bill Pt.1, which ranks with Resevoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction as his best. There is maybe 2 minutes of action. Not that I was expecting this to be an action movie, but Vol.1 was so cool I at least expected some. The characters were much more boring, and they talked way too much. It seemed like "Yeah, they could've been assasins in Pt.1, but now they just look like a bunch of losers, especially Bud. Elle was easily the best character, and the only one to have a cool fight scene. There were also way too many flashbacks to the first part. It got REALLY repetative. Honestly, this is Quentins worst, and it's not Jackie Brown bad, but just a really bad movie bad. 2 stars for effort.
Kill Bill 2 is awsome. But it could have been a bit more gorrior. But it was still awsome