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August 19, 2004

Kill Bill, Vol. 2

After watching Kill Bill Vol. 2, I have to say it wasn't quite what I was expecting. While things did wind down at the end of the first half, the overall impression was still exploding limbs and gratuitous spurting blood that would make Penn and Teller proud. I went into Vol. 2 expecting more of the same, but whoa mama that wasn't the case.

It was a good movie, mind you, but much less over-the-top and action-packed than the first. Though I'm not sure I could stand sitting in one place that long, I think it would have been better watching them marathon style. There was much more opportunity for the actors' acting to shine in the second film.

Volume 2 was also much brighter. Volume 1 was dark visually, comedically, and with regards to mood -- Volume 2 is nearly the antithesis. It's no happy feel-good-about-the-world movie, but it doesn't have that edgy quality the first did.

Big fat kudos to Netflix -- had it to me as soon as it was available, which is more than I could say for any of the video rental stores around here. Hollywood Video may beat the pants off Blockbuster when it comes to new releases, but I've still been there days they were completely wiped out.

Posted by Colin at August 19, 2004 10:21 AM

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