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Kill Bill Vol 2
Short plot summary

After the revengefest that was Vol 1, Black Mamba (Uma Thurman) is on her way to find Bill. In this story, Black Mamba is buried alive but escapes, finishes off Elle Driver / California Mountain Snake (Daryl Hannah) and then finds Bill... who has brought up her daughter.

What our panel of critics thought

"Eye gouging as entertainment? Or, technically, I suppose that should read 'eye pinging' and 'stomping'! Oh, she had it coming!!!"

"I hate spaghetti westerns but I just loved this movie."

"Which dojo teaches the use of a pregnancy kit as self defence?"

"Where have I seen that Pai Mei chappie before? I thought his sweepy chin-whisker swipe was very camp. Please don't tell him I said that..."

"Michael Madsen plays the perfect trailer trash with a heart. Even so I still don't really understand how you can shoot someone in the chest like that and they survive. I suppose that is the problem when you give a writing credit to a star of a movie - they can get out of just about everything."

"I had forgotten about all the pain Uma went through in Vol 1 - I saw that about 6 months ago. I do so hope they release a super deluxe DVD set of both movies competitively priced in all good DVD stores in time for Christmas."

"So, is Tarantino about to give the longest Director's commentary in DVD history? I'll bet 35c."

Please tell me the ending or whole plot if necessary

One eyed Elle Driver / California Mountain Snake (Daryl Hannah) fights Beatrix Kiddo / The Bride / Black Mamba (Uma Thurman). We discover that Driver killed Black Mamba's grand master, Pai Mei, (it was he who had removed her right eye). Black Mamba does the same on Driver's left eye and leaves her in the trailer park following their fight still alive.

Kiddo then finds out where Bill is and goes to find him. To her surprise she meets her daughter for the first time, with Bill. She is put to bed and then Kiddo confronts Bill.

Bill seems to have the upper hand but he does not know everything that Kiddo has been taught. She kills Bill using the little known Five-Point-Palm-Exploding-Heart Technique (a punch to the heart, five steps and they die).

Kiddo is at the end of her long, bloody, back-flippy, journey and now, happily reunited with her daughter, she cries with hysterical pleasure on the floor of the bathroom.

Dr Bravisimo-Encore II Movie Review

This is a movie for all those who feared that Quentin had lost his nerve with the dialogue. Never fear dear readers, for the maestro weaves his magic on the word gargantuan with much aplomb. There is something magnetic about this dialogue which your ears become glued to until the final credits.

This movie is peppered with various homage's to cinema and TV styles. (Watch for the jerky camera zoom-in to Pai Mei, evocative of everything that is Kung Fu. Apparently the pipe Bill plays by the fire, and outside the wedding, is from the TV show Kung Fu.) One can hardly wait for the super deluxe 10 DVD set and 24+ hour director commentary to tell us any number of other nuggets, but one feels assured that this will be in the shops as soon as those poor impatient consumers have finished buying up the separate first and second volume editions.

This is a consummate performance by all concerned.

Quotable quotes (real)

"She deserves her revenge and we deserve to die. But then, so does she."

Review of Kill Bill Vol 1
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