Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino both roar and get 'bloody satisfaction' in QT's fourth film, a more than worthy entry into his list of ingenious movies.
Unfortunately the film was split in two and what was meant to be his fourth film became his fourth and 'new' movie, the film should really be watched back to back with volume two but maybe the split made the film even more endearing, people watch volume one and go for a rollercoaster of a ride that sets up the climax for volume two.
This may not be Tarantino's finest or cleverest script but he gives it a good go and delivers on the action in probably one of his most outrageous movies ever, in a good way, he creates a dark, bright and comical world where Uma Thurman's character, the Bride, a former assassin is betrayed by her boss/lover and band of killers and 'killed' on her wedding day, skip four years later awaking from a coma she seeks revenge on the ones that put her there and does it with such style, delivering a lot of action and a lot of blood.
Uma Thurman is amazing in possibly her best role ever, showing just how good of an actress she really is and why she is considered one of QT's girls. If Uma had not of taken the role i doubt the film would have been the film it is today. Lucy Lui is also great in a memorable role as one of the bride's old 'co-workers' her origin is also shown in an anime type cartoon which also adds to the surreal world of Kill Bill.
The first Volume holds five chapters, all shown out of chronological order, but after seeing volume two it will all fit together like a jigsaw, it does sound confusing but this is QT after all. The final showdown is excellent and half shown in black and white, probably to keep the blood off the screen because, yes, it is bloody messy.
Quentin's choice of music really fits well with the films eastern tones meets western for the second volume, merging the two tones together as the merge of the two films approach.
The first volume does stand alone well but it really does have to be seen with its counterpart, here characters are set up and back story ready for the climax to come. Tarantino really is the best at what he does and this is probably his fourth best movie, he does have more to offer but for some reason holds back a bit, but don't let that put you off this is an amazing piece of cinema.