From it’s opening monologue to it’s thrilling conclusion, Volume 2 does nothing short of amaze you. Weaving the tale of bloody revenge while filling in all the details purposefully left out of Volume 1, Tarantino is at his storytelling best here. Volume 2 is almost crafted as an epic fable, evident from the opening title and accompanying score thereafter. Everything in the movie works, from the Wedding Chapel Massacre scene to Bea’s surprising reunion with her daughter. David Carradine gives the performance of his career as the enigmatic Bill, giving this “super” villain the gusto and malice of Darth Vader with the heart of Gandalf (as strange a combo as that may be). Volume 2 is a great action film with many surprising twists and a cast of richly detailed characters that lend realism and comic-book-like character to a film already not taking itself too seriously.