It really reminded me of an old kung fu movie... I really loved it myself, but not so much for the fight scenes per se. I loved how ritualistic everything was, and some of the morality involved was beautifully complex. My only real turn off is the "volume 1" thing. It's good enough to make me annoyed at the lack of ending, but not good enough to keep me on the edge of my seat for the next year to see the next one.
We have been raised to honor all the wrong discoverers- theives planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams.
Post by EK - Shadow of Death on Oct 28, 2003 10:30:25 GMT -5
OK - the fight scenes were sad (they should've hired a better choreographer - not one person held a katana properly). However, the blood was fairly accurate. The "jet of blood" syndrome after a decapitation is well-known. The heart tends to pump blood to the head with extreme power, and after decapitation, 3-4 pulses of blood still gush out, reaching heights of up to 6 feet. If you don't believe me, there are plenty of forensic journals that'll support my case (recordings of blood on the ceiling, etc).
After seeing the movie, I don't know whether I loved it or hated it. It was artistically a piece of genius, but was perhaps the most psycho movie I've ever seen. I dunno...
"No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast" --William Shakespeare
Post by Black Robed One on Nov 28, 2004 10:20:25 GMT -5
*BRO Wishes to Resurrect this old thread, since he has seen “Kill Bill” only recently*
Anyway, I rather liked the film in general (IMHO, “Kill Bill” is among the few films that are worth seeing; IMHO, 99,9% of films pale in comparison with a good anime), although naturally there were some parts that I dislike.
Plot. Not especially good, except for near-climax twist. But then again, considering that most of “made-in-USA” action films don’t have any plot worth mentioning, this is still an achievement.
Characters. Rather interesting. Most of the main characters appear like real people, with wishes, personalities and even little quirks of their own. Background characters… Well, just background characters. “Character does his part, character goes away.”
Fighting scenes. At parts a little bit unrealistic, but overall, very good. Personally, I haven’t noticed that not one person held a katana properly, but that’s understandable since I was never trained with katana myself, and thus, I don’t know how to handle is properly. However, I found it rather unrealistic that modern yakuza were armed with melee weapons such as katana (and isn’t katana exclusively samurai weapon anyway?!), not modern firearms. I honestly don’t believe that modern yakuza still use melee weapons, probably with exception of ritual duels among themselves.