Saturday, October 16, 2010
Kill Bill 1
This is a blood splashed revenge drama. Blood spouts like a fountain from a toppling headless torso, or like steam from a locomotive from a back that has been pierced. It rains blood. But is it really blood? It's all sport, bordering on the ludicrous. It is a spoof on movie violence. The director is in command and knows what he is doing and it's actually a roller coaster of entertainment.The dialogs are tongue in cheek imitations of the various stereotypes found in popular genres. It is a satire on cinema and cinema audiences. It is a movie about movies.
One of the high points is the heart-rending, melancholy opening title song.
A O Scott