When we last left The Bride (Uma Thurman) in Kill Bill Vol. 1 (now on video and DVD), she had exacted bloody vengeance on two of her former assassin partners (not to mention a seemingly endless horde of Yakuza gang members) on her quest to take out her ex-boss/ex-lover, Bill (David Carradine). Think of this as Sergio Leone (The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly) directing a film with kung fu action about Charlie's Angels—except that they're not really the good guys, there are five of them, one of them is a man, and the protagonist wants to kill Charlie for destroying her life. Leave it to Quentin Tarantino to combine the exploitation B-movies of the '70s with spaghetti westerns, kung fu, and pop-culture ridden dialogue that plays like modern day Shakespeare.

Kill Bill Vol. 2 picks up where Vol. 1 left off, beginning with that campy movie trailer of The Bride in a convertible, telling the audience that she will have her revenge. From there, the film delivers the final chapters of the story, beginning with a recount of The Bride's wedding day massacre—well, wedding rehearsal massacre anyway. We also see a flashback of her intense training in martial arts under the "cruel tutelage" of Kung Fu master Pai Mei (Gordon Liu). And oh yes, we see her confront the two remaining assassins (Michael Madsen and Daryl Hannah) before getting the chance to kill Bill.

How exactly does one go about reviewing a film like this for a Christian website? Some Christians will watch anything Hollywood has to offer, while others avoid movies and theaters like the plague. And there are plenty between those extremes. Suffice to say that if you're offended by bad language, by less-than-scrupulous characters, and/or by scenes of strong violence—regardless ...

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Kill Bill Vol. 2
Our Rating
3½ Stars - Good
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Mpaa Rating
R (for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content)
Directed By
Quentin Tarantino
Run Time
2 hours 17 minutes
Cast
Vivica A. Fox, Ambrosia Kelley, Michael Parks, James Parks
Theatre Release
April 16, 2004 by Miramax Films
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