rewatched. it's a great comedy with (maybe a little too much) action in between. I can't actually say what I thought of it - this really doesn't work as a whole film. I remembered very little of it, but what surprised me the most watching it now, a few years past, was the amazing use of b movies and exploitation flicks tropes.
Early Tarantino films (namely Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction) work in terms of situational comedy, but his dialogues when broken apart from their setups are overwritten as a rambling cartoon, showboating the characters and his story rather than being purposeful. Vol. 1 falls into this trap too, but its fast-moving plot allows him to lessen the dialogue and connect it with extremely well-executed action scenes.
Not quite Tarantino's best but it's certainly up there. The Bride is one of my favourite movie characters and Tarantino does a great job at exploring her quest for revenge. The dialogue, the soundtrack, the fight scenes, everything is just top notch and this is just a fantastic film.
Both parts should be considered as one movie. Over the years I have frequently changed my mind on QT, depending on how art house I am feeling. I have finally settled on him being the leader of his own genre, a true voice in modern cinema. This is an excellent comic book movie - contains one of the best action scenes of recent years and a rare excellent performance from Uma Thurman
Made during the height of his reign (1997–2009; Pulp Fiction ain't worth shit and you know it), Kill Bill is Tarantino's most watchable film. The music is particularly inspired, the typically terrible Tarantino dialogue is kept to a minimum, and it's the most fun of his revenge stories.