November 18th, 2003



I went to see Kill Bill (Vol. 1) last night. I liked it; I enjoyed it more than I expected to based on the reviews, and based on my initial reaction to Pulp Fiction vs. the rest of the universe's. [I like(d) PF but not quite as much as everyone else seemed to; it also took a while and a second viewing (plus some discussion with friends) to grow on me.]

My conclusion is that Kill Bill is a movie that really depends on you having the proper context to fit it into. If you do, it all makes perfect (beautiful even) sense. If you don't, it's going to seem like a pointlessly bloody piece of overwrought mayhem, and you'll probably want your wasted 111 minutes of life back.
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