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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five until there's nothing left to do … but kill Bill.
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Kill Bill Volume 2 Review: A Worthy Sequel With Hidden Depths

Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Volume 2 is a terrific form of entertainment, a blistering and meditative piece of fiction that gets to the heart of savage warriors. The best sequels enter new territory, ushering in a fresh sense of adventure. Tarantino’s film flips the script and embarks on a journey that transcends what came before. Through the unique melding of western and eastern elements, Tarantino gives us a proper continuation of an already promising revenge saga. The end result is a bruising sequel that stands on its own two feet. After taking out O-Ren and the Crazy 88 in Japan, the Bride straps on her cowgirl boots and heads for Texas, the home place of Bill’s brother, Budd. Of course, the Bride is destined to battle Budd, Elle, and Bill. That much we know. But make no mistake about it--this is not a story of great predictability. Even with a simplistic story of revenge, Tarantino treats each and every story beat with tremendous care, forming a series of events that keep us glued to the screen. Volume 1 was a fast piece of fiction, focused on the efficient, Samurai-like exploits of the Bride. In Kill Bill: Volume 2, the environment feels more in tune with western fiction. The running time has been inflated, and as a whole, the action has been slightly minimized, with the intent of exploring the characters that coexist within this movie universe. Like the classics of western cinema, Kill Bill: Volume 2 has a slower pace, adding context to relationships already established in the first volume. The story has more room to breathe, and in turn, the characters begin to resonate even more so. Tarantino has a history of building strong, independent women. In Jackie Brown, Pam Grier was the smartest character in the entire picture. Death Proof was a film that constructed a likable group of women, expertly balancing individualism and teamwork. In Inglorious Basterds,
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The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five until there's nothing left to do … but kill Bill.

Rating:R
Genre:Action, Crime, Thriller
Directed By:Quentin Tarantino
Written By:Quentin Tarantino, Quentin Tarantino
In Theaters:4/16/2004
Box Office:$152,159,461
Runtime:136 minutes
Studio:Miramax, A Band Apart, Super Cool ManChu

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