As soon as I saw Volume 1 film on DVD, I immediately put the disc in for Volume 2 because I was so excited about what was going to happen. However, when I watched the sequel, I really enjoyed it almost as much as the first film but I don?t think it needed to be as long as it was. I personally think that the second one could have been cut by about 10 minutes because the scenes with the Bride and Bill dragged on a bit for quite some time until the fight between them. I thought that Bills explanation of why he did what he did was a bit too much. Also when the Bride was learning the martial arts, that sort of went a bit slow as well and had a few silly moments but despite that, I was still gripped with the film. There was more and more violence within this film which is absolutely typical Tarantino. There was a lot more drama in this film as well which is something I really enjoyed. I figure that Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Volume 2 are mixtures of different genres because there is action, drama, crime, tension and even some romance involved too. Kill Bill: Volume 2 is another absolutely brilliant Quentin Tarantino film but I still preferred Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Inglourious Basterds.
Uma Thurmans reprises her role as the Bride. I think that in the first film we see how brutal and how deadly the Bride really is but in the second one, we see that the character has a heart and has feelings which is something that, to be fair, wasn?t really expecting going into this film and that is the point. Obviously, the Bride was still on her dark and deadly path of revenge for what happened to her but along the way, she comes across a lot of awkward situations and hard things to get out of; such as the buried alive scene. David Carradine was absolutely terrific as Bill! I think David played the character not only as an evil man but also played the really good ladies man as well especially when he is scenes with the Bride and their daughter. He acts like he is charming the Bride not to kill him. The rest of the cast were absolutely terrific as well as their reprised characters.
Quentin Tarantino directs this film pretty much the same as he does with the first film. He obviously adds crime and coolness into it and he tests out adding drama too which worked really well with the way it was filmed, written and acted. Both Kill Bill films show how graphic and hardcore Quentin Tarantino wants the violence to be in his films which is something that I really appreciate out of Quentin because his films are so cool and so dark and you cant see a cool film without violence or swearing in them. Quentin Tarantino just writes original scripts from stories that just come out of his own mind. As far as I?m concerned, he is a genius screenwriter!
Overall, Kill Bill: Volume 2 is an extremely violent, tense, action-packed and comic-book like thrill ride that kept me glued from start to finish. I think that Kill Bill (meaning both) is one of the best action films in a long time and will be very hard to top.