I really enjoyed this movie! Yes, it was self-indulgent, but what QT movie isn’t?! Yes, the witty diatribes from “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction” were not present. However, I thought a lot of the story was effectively told through both concise, often humorous dialogue and visual imagery.
This film pays homage to many different films in varied genres.
Interestingly enough, a lot of people have made reference to the Black Knight of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. However, Sam Peckinpah’s “Salad Days”, a Monty Python skit made three years prior to the Grail is more appropriate a reference for the climactic fight scene in “Kill Bill”. “Salad Days” was the first Python skit that managed to ingrain itself into my young, naive twelve year old brain, while sleeping over at my aunt’s apartment. It was morbidly funny, how a relatively normal spring day in the park could turn into a bloodbath with a couple of tennis rackets and an upright piano.
I loved how the final words spoken brought a perfectly synchronized and resounding “AWWWW!” in the packed theater.
Can’t wait for the sequel...