Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 ★★★★½

Knowing Tarantino's trademark style in his films, expectations emerge as to how it will deliver wholly, both as another one of his strong entries at the same time being uniquely apart from Tarantino's preceding ones.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 heavily relies on paying homages to Asian pop culture and epitomizing cutting edge action sequences. It's arguably style over substance, but its stylish appeal is its greatest substance. Uma Thurman (Beatrix Kiddo/ The Bride) is an incredibly phenomenal female protagonist, both emotionally and in physical combat. For a revenge story, the emotional beats hit really hard as they shape the character's motivations, which pushes them to be a force of violence. The back story of O-Ren Ishii (Lucy Liu) is wickedly compelling, provided with insane animation to uniquely flaunt a bloodstained extravaganza.

The film's final act is proof of how Tarantino has masterfully envisioned a great action sequence, being well-choreographed and incorporating a certain style, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 has cemented itself to easily be one of the most exciting and greatest action set pieces of all-time.

Though the film is viewed as an incomplete story, it's well done to keep your attention intact for the squeal and it accomplishes a lot to stand out as a solo flick.