First off, let me say that like most people, I enjoyed Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. In fact, I watched them several times without getting tired of them. I even watched Jackie Brown a couple of times. But I'm having a tough time getting through even my first viewing of Kill Bill. I have been watching it today 10-15 minutes at a time b/c it's just too damn BORING.
This movie is basically an extended music video, interrupted by bouts of violence and the kind of dialog you would expect a 16-year-old to come up with. Anybody who's calling this movie "artistic" is seriously lacking in IQ. Tarentino basically took a random sampling of popular culture and made it into a "video"-- I wouldn't even call this a movie.
All the Asian characters are caricatures of tired stereotypes. In fact, ALL the characters look and act like they belong in some lame-ass comic book your kid brother just drew up. To boot, not only does this movie lack a message, damn-near half of it is pure filler. By filler I mean half the time you're just looking at people sitting or walking or driving with music in the background. None of these montages advance the plot, so the only purpose they serve is to make the movie long enough for cinematic release.
The fact that most people are giving this 5 stars is a testament to the stupidity of the American public. It barely even passes for a 70's B-movie, big budget or no.