Style over substance is the rule in this first half of Kill Bill. It’s a tale of revenge inspired by old kung fu and samurai war flicks in which characters engaged in carefully choreographed fist/sword fights.
The movie is a thrill during those gory action scenes, which are enhanced with over-the-top effects. Swords “whoosh” to caricatural levels as the lost of body parts sends blood splattering everywhere.
The plot, on the other hand, leaves much to be desired, which can’t be too surprising when a story reaches its halfway point and stops. Bill doesn’t even get a chance to show his face, let alone get killed.
my rating : 3 of 5