Saturday, October 18th, 2003
Kill Bill, Volume 1 is probably the bloodiest movie I’ve ever seen. There’s geysers of the stuff, spurting everywhere, as Uma Thurman’s “The Bride” nee “Black Mamba” cuts a swath of bloody vengeance across America and Japan. It’s something else. I’d say that the spurting looked pretty silly, but that’s a very relative statement given the absurd violence of the film. But if you’re into the ultra-violence, it’s a sharp and stylish action film – finally a Tarantino film I actually like. Uma kicks major ass and looks good doing it. My only real complaint is the splitting of the film into two parts. You greedy bastards – people are quite capable of sitting through a three hour action film, thank you very much.
My vacation is now pretty much over, and I think I’m getting sick (from standing outside the Skydome box office Wednesday for three hours in the bitter wind, I bet). I can’t take any days off for being sick though, because they will think I’m the biggest lazy scammer in the world. And they’d be half right.