Kill Bill, Volume 2
The bride is back for the final cut.
Directed by: Quentin
Starring: Uma Thurman,
David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox
2004 Cosmique Movie Awards
The bride continues to seek her revenge against her old boss, Bill (David Carradine) and his remaining associates who tried to kill her.
Although its ultimate length would have been too long to have been commercially viable, in some ways the "Kill Bill" franchise was hampered by being sliced in two. The first one was a rollicking Hong Kong-style action film whose plot made very little sense. Surprisingly, Quentin Tarantino managed to hold on to his audience long enough for the dramatic and emotional payoff in Volume 2. The second film shows the same brilliant cinematography as the first, but overall the quality of the acting and writing is enhanced by being able to show the end of the story arc.
Volume One had a decent showing with the Cosmos last year, with three nominations, including Favorite Female Heroic Character (Uma Thurman), and Best Female Villain (Lucy Liu). This year, Thurman could well hold on to her nomination again, but the female villain honors rightly belong to Daryl Hannah this time around. The film is also worthy of a Best Cinematography nomination, as well as Best Script and some consideration in the genre categories.
My Rating: 7
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