Uma Thurman playing a deadly assassin out to restore honor to her lost daughter's name in a QT movie?! I can't think of anything better! This film simply reeks of solidity, style, and most of all coolness. It is OOZING with coolness and badassness! So many things are explained that once left you hanging in Volume 1. Black Mamba is fleshed out as one of the greatest cinematic heroines in history, as well as Bill an evil, sadistic villain.
The Showdown between Black Mamba & California Mountain Snake is outlandishly dirty and tough - it's improbable there's a fight scene between two women out there as vicious as this, or as COOL.
From the cruel tutelage of Pai Mei, to Budd's disturbing submission techniques, to coming face to face with her daughter, and *gasp* Bill, this movie may very well be my favorite movie of all time.
10 / 10
KILL BILL VOL. 1 WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY!
Uma Thurman dazzles as The Bride, a woman shot down by her former boss, Bill, on her wedding day. Waking up four years later from a coma, she realizes everyone at her wedding was killed, including her fiance, as well as her unborn child!
From there on out, you know it's time for REVENGE, samurai style BABY!
Great little cliffhanger at the end leaving you craving Volume 2!!!
Kudos to Uma and the other fighters for their relentless diligence in their martial arts training - I kind of know how you feel guys! They are all great fighters, at least on screen!
Run to see this movie while it is still in theatres, and when it hits DVD, run to the store to buy it!
9 / 10
NOT TO BE MISSED! 9 / 10
The three angels are back in top martial-arts form, and this time they must take on the angel gone bad, Madison Lee (Demi Moore)!!! who cares about the silly plot - just get to the fighting already!!!
Give your brain to the ticket-taker before you walk into the showing, and give yourself over to delectable visuals, explosions, special effects, great kung fu, and corny one-liners - hey isn't that what summer movies are all about?
FULL THROTTLE = FUN IN A BOTTLE (or a DVD rather)!!!
This movie has always been one of my favorites. Whenever I watch it, I just disappear into another world. They just don't make em' like they used to make em'. Today all we have is cluttered CGI-fests like Star Wars. Nothing compares to the original wizardry and inventiveness of these movies.
Sarah is marvelous as the teenage heroine out to save her baby half-brother from the wicked Goblin King Jareth. Bowie pulls off his role perfectly as Jareth, too.
Just go watch it and you'll understand...
No other artist has ever come close to acheiving what Madonna has in any field of music, but especially music videos. She has garnered 65 MTV video award nominations - SIXTY FIVE.
This compilation features my two favorite music videos of all time - Ray of Light, and The Power of Goodbye.
If you are a Madonna fan, run, don't walk to the nearest retailer and get this ASAP.
When I was young, I used to watch this movie all the time, and it was the first of the ALIEN series that I viewed. Since I've grown to undertand movies on a little bit of a deeper level now, it seems like ALIEN 3 still holds up.
I consider ALIEN 3 to have the COOLEST OPENING CREDITS OF ALL TIME. So stylistic, so gothic, so sad. But COOL. The rest of the movie is pretty intense and will have you seeing orange the entire last half. I really don't think David Fincher could have done any better with this storyline. ALIEN 3 reminds us that even the greatest triumphs (Newt's rescue and the destruction of the Queen) always turn into the endless sadness that the universe is basically made of. Plus, it really does bring closure to the story by Ripley making the ultimate sacrifice in order to save thousands.
7 / 10 for sure! A very decent effort.
I was expecting epic slow-mo zooms on the characters faces as they realized their destiny, I was expecting dazzling cinematography, with the ACTUAL trailer song playing as beautiful autumn leaves fell. But no. Just characters interacting and an extremely DISAPPOINTING ending.
The acting is simply superb by EVERYONE.
How the hell could anyone ever live back then - the repression and masks would be too much for me to take! The 50's - uggghhh
7 / 10
The more I watch it, the more I love it! It just keeps getting better!
Anyone who says this film is stupid obviously needs a lesson from Dr. Frank-n-furter himself! He'll set them straight (no contradictive pun intended) for sure!
There is something about this film that just makes me LOVE it! The final floor show is almost too sacred to speak of, and although I may never attend a midnight screening at a theatre - I will have even more fun watching it alone.
Everyone, cut loose, and most of all, DON'T DREAM IT, BE IT!!!
10 / 10
ending, Crouching Tiger reeks of style. It oozes style. Each frame
is just like the pictures of a storybook. The first time I actually saw
this film in theatres, I thought it was a decent film. The second
time, it made my top ten, and from there on out, I've grown to place
Crouching Tiger in my #1 slot!
I think many might automatically discount CTHD because it is a
foreign film, has subtitles, and people fly. First of all, your mother
should have taught you how to read quickly and efficiently!
Broaden your horizons! This is a martial arts fantasy film. The
flying is parallel to the inner strength of the characters. Really
amazing when you start to wonder....
The fight scenes in this movie may never be matched!!! The final
confrontation between Shu Lien and Jen Yu in the dojo is
something that I'll never forget. The only fight scenes that come
close are the fight scene in the courtyard (Also CTHD) and Ripley's
powerloader fight against the Queen Alien (Aliens, 1986).
Acting, Cinematography, Fight Scenes, Story, Everything,
There's really nothing else to say about such an amazing film.
Run to your local DVD retailer and buy!!
At its core is Lt. Ellen Ripley (played by the badass Sigourney Weaver), a warrant officer, and tough as nails. Her character is one of the greatest heroines of all time. Sigourney really does pull it off. No one else could have done it like her. Ripley's maternal connection with the young girl Newt is amazing to watch...but the ultimate scene is her final battle with the galaxy's most deadly creature - set to a pulsing military score (James Horner delivers in a big way!). Quite possibly my favorite fight scene of all time.
There's not really much else to say - just go watch the movie on DVD, and you will not be let down. You're in for a wild ride!!!
ALIENS: THIS TIME, IT'S WAR
It's really quite doubtful that the moods in this movie, though often imitated, will ever be effectively duplicated. I think that the actual mystery of seeing this creature for the first time is quite marvelous.
At its core, Alien is technically a horror movie - and, though I'm not a fan of the genre, this movie got to me (I now own all three on DVD). It's stylistic, dark, and unforgiving.
This of course being the first movie in the saga, will be when you're all introduced to the most bad-assed sci-fi heroine of all time. Lt. Ellen Ripley, though not a soldier or warrior, is more assertive and tough than you might think that average warrant officer might be... and you will see her endless battle throughout Alien, Aliens(1986), and Alien 3(1992) - I don't care what they tell you - they did NOT make a 4th one. Well it just does not exist... IMO.
Although the sequel, James Cameron's ALIENS, is much better, this movie is where it all started, it is REALLY GOOD and... oh hell just go see it already!
She's not herself, and it just doesn't cut it. Go buy the Alien Legacy on DVD, but give the 4th movie to your poor friend...
As far as I'm concerned, Ripley's story ends on Fiorina 161...