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Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  16 April 2004 (USA)
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The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle.

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Boss Benta
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Storyline

The murderous Bride is back and she is still continuing her vengeance quest against her ex-boss, Bill, and taking aim at Bill's younger brother Budd and Elle Driver, the only survivors from the squad of assassins who betrayed her four years earlier. It's all leading up to the ultimate confrontation with Bill, the Bride's former master and the man who ordered her execution! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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On April 16th...The Quest for Revenge Continues... See more »

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Rated R for violence, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$440,216 (Spain) (30 July 2004)

Gross:

$1,801,760 (Brazil) (22 October 2004)
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Though never revealed in the film, the production photos reveal Bill's license plate number on his car: JE2336 See more »

Goofs

When Elle drives up to Budd's trailer, she parks pretty close to and at a 45 degree angle to the trailer. When they show the scene later from Bea's point-of-view, Elle now parks the car father away and at a 90 degree angle to the trailer. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bill: Do you find me sadistic? You know, Kiddo, I'd like to believe that you're aware enough even now to know that there's nothing sadistic in my actions. At this moment, this is me at my most masochistic.
The Bride: Bill, it's your baby.
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Crazy Credits

The title "Kill Bill" does not appear on screen during the opening credits. The only direct reference to the title is in the conclusion to The Bride's opening monologue, in which she states that "when I reach my destination, I am going to Kill Bill." After this, the only title shown is "Vol. 2." See more »

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Referenced in Grounded for Life: Pictures of Willy (2004) See more »

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It transcends its genre and becomes Tarantino's most thoughtful and sophisticated work
15 April 2004 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

In my brief, initial review of 'Kill Bill Vol. 1.' I made the regrettable mistake of dismissing it as exceedingly pleasing yet unsubstantial stylistic masturbation, lacking the profundity and characterizations of Tarantino's previous works. Rarely have I been happier to be proven wrong.

What once seemed like somewhat incoherent cinematic recklessness has, after viewing the second part of Mr. Tarantino's saga, revealed itself to be wild, imaginative and brilliant filmmaking. As a whole, 'Kill Bill' is utterly unified (not despite but because of the radical shift in tone), possesses a strong, dramatic ark, and, above all, stands as quite possibly the most passionate, loving tribute to cinema I have ever seen. While part one pays homage to Brian De Palma, Dario Argento and the Shaw Brothers, part two cites, among many others, Jean-Luc Godard, Sergio Leone, and Robert Siodmark.

But that's far from all.

In his critical essay 'The Cinema of the Cool', Kevin Murphy suggests that Tarantino must move on and grow up to fully realize his potential as a filmmaker. In my opinion, with this piece, he has done so. Those merely seeking the blood-splattered, broken-bone action of Vol. 1 will be severely disappointed by Vol. 2, which is infinitely more thoughtful, pondering the nature of violence, both in cause and effect. While the action in the first installment was great, comic book fun, here it becomes severely unpleasant, cringe inducing, and never without consequence. If anything, it reminded me of the great Akira Kurosawa's work. Remarkable.


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