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20 October 2003 @ 05:39 pm
Kill Bill  
Or not. Kill him in the next movie. Take your time.
-..-*
Yeah, yeah.. says vol.1, so I was expecting a cliffhanger.
It wasn't really a cliffhanger, but I knew the story wouldn't be finished.
To be completely honest.. I was not all that impressed by the movie.

Somewhat related.. let me giggle about somthing I read on the view askew website. Kevin Smith was talking about rumors about marketing changes on "Jersey Girl," to play down the whole "Jen and Ben" thing.
"Speaking as a guy who's about as close to this movie and the marketing plans as it gets, I can tell you that there's no truth to that story. Market the movie on me? So fucking ridiculous..."The Fourth Film by Quentin Tarantino"? THAT'S a director-driven marketing campaign. A standard "Written and Directed by Kevin Smith"? That's hardly what I'd call selling a flick on the director's back."

BWAHAHAHA

Oh yeah. And I just have to pimp out this quote from Jan that pretty much summarizes it much better than I possibly could.. "I liked Resevoir Dogs. I liked Pulp Fiction. I absolutely hated everything else Tarrantino has ever done and I can't stand to look at the guy or listen to him because his films and life are all about being a hyper-obsessed fanboy who cobbles stuff together from lots of other peoples original work. "

Heh.

Kill Bill. Tried to be stylish. Really, it did.
Solid action.. but I'd almost have to call it a comic parody b/c of how cheesey it was. A guy turns his head. MASSIVE SOUND EFFECT. I know this was part of his "hommage" to "asian cinema," but really... please don't ask me to take this movie seriously.

Kill Bill. Hmmm
Lucy Liu speaking Japanese- kind of weird
Ultra violence- Not that great. I got bored.
Animated segment in middle of movie- kind of neat.
Hikaru Midorikawa in the credits for the animated section- priceless.

I'll see vol. 2 to finish the story up, but I'm not expecting anything that thrilling.
 
 
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cosmicmonster on October 20th, 2003 07:20 pm (UTC)
You're the first I've heard speak out against Kill Bill, so I'll join you. I hated it! and think it's cheap that he gets so much credit for paying homage to the masters when he's stealing from them instead. He showed little creativity. All his movies seem forced, like he's trying too hard to make a cult movie.

But Uma looked good in some scenes and it was worth it. Although I know she's just got a good makeup artist.
cosmicmonster on October 20th, 2003 07:38 pm (UTC)
You're the first I've heard speak out against Kill Bill, so I'll join you. I hated it! and think it's cheap that he gets so much credit for paying homage to the masters when he's stealing from them instead. He showed little creativity. All his movies seem forced, like he's trying too hard to make a cult movie.

But Uma looked good in some scenes and it was worth it. Although I know she's just got a good makeup artist.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on October 20th, 2003 08:54 pm (UTC)
:(
I don't think Uma is that pretty. She's way too skinny, and it makes her face look really gaunt. Her hair isn't that great, either. I wonder if she is anorexic? She seem to be unhealthily thin, and her eyes bulge out of her head, and her hair looks kind of damaged. :(
Anyways... Looks aside, I thought the acting was way too over-the-top and cheesey. The best character in the movie, hands down, was the assistant to the swordmaker.
Anyway.. I think that he can easily get fans with the younger crowds who have not seen all of the movies he is ripping off, b/c they think it's original. I know I haven't seen ALL the movies he drew scenes from, but I'd seen a few, and that was enough for me. Lucy Liu's Japanese seemed better than I was expecting.. mostly b/c in the small sections of the previews, it soudned hideous. They all probably had to take a lot of time with voice and language coaches to help them get the rythm down, etc.
Blah. I'll know to go into the 2nd one expecting a lot less, and then I won't be dissappointed.