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Very disappointed in this one
on June 10, 2004
With all the big buzz on Kill Bill I expected to see a good movie, I was really disappointed.
Set in chapters, the first thing you see is a fight to the death between the "Bride", Uma Thurman, and one of the people who failed to kill her- Viveca Fox. This was one of the best parts of the movie, one of the best fights too.
After this the story actually goes into a long flashback to inform you as to what's going on, some of that is all right. You'll see some of it in B/W, Lucy Liu's character's childhood is done in Japanese Anime (Japanese style action cartoon). A lot of the movie reminds me of the anime stuff I've seen with it's styling, a bit too much of it as far as I'm concerned and endless plot holes to go with it.
Much of the movie concerns Thurman tracking down Liu to kill her this culminates in a big Samurai sword fight between Thurman and Liu's Yakuza gang. Lot's of lost feet, hands, arms, legs probably even a few heads with a ridiculous amount of spraying blood (most of the battle is in B/W). I was pretty well turned off by the movie and don't recommend it.
Uma Thurman and Viveca Fox might be better than this, I know Lucy Liu certainly can beat it.