Kill Bill, Vol. 1

4 out of 5 snowstones
Tarantino once said, 'The problem with movies these days is that after fifteen minutes, you know the whole story.' I guess that's not a problem anymore: Kill Bill, Vol. 1's four-word plot is "she's out for revenge".
But I know Tarantino can write. He must have consciously decided to give action and visuals center stage, and there, he delivers. His use of colors and music is amazing.
Also, the film's bloodier than any mainstream movie I know. But the violence is grotesque and strangely beautiful. Beauty and violence are traditionally connected in Japan, where most of the movie takes place.
Posted by cronopio at 10:57 AM, November 29, 2003