Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kill Bill - Volume One

Beeps Pick:  Kill Bill - Volume One

Kill Bill - Volume One [Blu-ray]

Why I Picked This Film:  I haven't seen this movie since I bought it on DVD.  It's been far too long.  I know that Apes has a hatred for Uma Thurman almost as deep as she does for Kristen Stewart, so I figured the ONLY chance I have of getting her to watch this was during this blog.

Beeps:  For anyone not having seen this film, it is for sure a Tarantino film.  Not nearly as dialogue heavy as most of his other movies, this one leans more towards the action first, talk later mentality.  Of course there's his signature in media res intro in which he thrusts the audience into the middle of the story.  He then proceeds to dance around picking and choosing where to give the audience details into the story of The Bride.  Ah, yes, her name is mentioned several times during the film, but the director bleeps it out.  I found this to have a very art school feel to it, almost as if it was done by an amateur, looking to make a movie that is artistic as well as a big budget blockbuster.  An entire fight scene is shot in black and white, a chapter of the film is animated, the bouncing around of the story.  Somehow it all works for me, but just barely.  3 stars.

Apes: Agreeing to watch a film with Uma Thurman is like going for your yearly glaucoma test. You know its gonna be offensive to your eyes and yet you go back year after year. This film is no different... man is she ugly. OCCASIONALLY she looks stunning and attractive, but that is rare. Enough about that. The film its self looks like a good high school project. The intro was clearly done with movie-maker or PowerPoint. The soundtrack is aurally offensive at times and doesn't seem to fit with the action. It does make me want to know how this is resolved in the next volume, but not enough to stay up late and find out immediately. This movie is ok I give it 2 stars.

Overall we give this film 2 1/2 stars.

~Beeps and Apes

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