/ is kill bill any good or is it just a gore fest?
it and its squeal are the only Quentin Tarantino films that i've yet to see
should i bother?
oh and if you haven't seen Hunger Games yet don't its shite
The first one was a gore fest but quite an enjoyable one, Kill Bill 2 is embarrassing, Carradine's diatribe makes me cringe, others of course may have alternative views.
if they are the only ones you have not seen then you probably should see them just to have done the set.
its only my fault if you like them though not if you think "that was 4 hours of my life i wont get back" :-)
what about Bunraku have you seen that?
Watch them both. Arguably they should have been a single 3 hour film and the way they have been split is a little odd - nearly all the" gore fest" stuff as you call it, is in Vol. I whereas all the "drama" is in Vol II. Uma's performance in Vol II is astounding. If you've seen all of Tarantino's other work then you might as well watch these. Together they are on a par with Inglourious Basterds
I've never really understood the: 'waste of my life' 4 hours I won't get back type comments. It was your choice surely - you could have walked out!
I enjoyed them both, but then I neither take films like that too seriously, nor look for any great depth in them...
I also like Deathproof (and planet terror)
And I actually don't mind Hunger games, but I think thats because I read all the books, which in my opinion are brilliant!
they're both brilliant. highly stylised fights with typically perfect soundtracks. the americanised take on martial arts works so well, I think.
Don't bother. Both are sh!te. Vastly inferior to Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.
> And I actually don't mind Hunger games, but I think thats because I read all the books, which in my opinion are brilliant!
and you are 16 - 20 perhaps?
Hated both of them, I think I was expecting a good Kung Fu film with an american polish rather than the tacky mess it actually is.
Thanks im gonna skip em and watch Armadilo instead
Haha! I'm 25. My boyfriend also enjoyed reading em and half the staff at the Waterstones i used to work in loved them.
out of interest have you read them then?
> and you are 16 - 20 perhaps?
I know a fair few people in their 30s who read and enjoyed The Hunger Games novels. Just because they are pitched toward a younger audience does not make them worthless.
It was actually a friend's 50+ mum that recommended em to me.
> Haha! I'm 25. My boyfriend also enjoyed reading em and half the staff at the Waterstones i used to work in loved them.
> out of interest have you read them then?
no cant say i have.
im sure the book has much better characterization and back story than the movie.
Loved both KB I & II.
Quentin takes his usual postmodern approach to what is a satire on 1970 Japanese 'Kung Fu' films. Dialogue is as always great, with the exception of the tedious last sequence in KB II where it drags out far too long.
Yeah, I like them both. They're smart, funny, stylish (and stylized), exciting, tightly plotted... they aren't mind-blowing life-changing works of art, but they're clever and well done action thrillers.
I haven't read the hunger game books but I thoroughly enjoyed the film, much better than I was expecting (I had it in my head Hunger Games was another "Twilight" style teen-fad). The world the story was set in was interesting and I found the two leads pretty like-able. Oh and I'm 30.
As for Kill Bill, the first time I watched them (at the cinema) I loved the first and hated the second. The next time I watched them I quite enjoyed the first and really enjoyed the second. Worth a go.
Then again I'm not a massive Tarantino fan, I still haven't finished Inglorious Basterds, just couldn't get through it. And Death Proof was awful.
Both are worth watching.
Just watch them. Then you'll know.
I read all three hunger games books in about 2 days and I was left with a feeling of being let down. The idea itself is good although I think they borrowed very heavily on ideas by Stephen King in the running man and the long walk so not even that original. I think the story deserved more than it got as it only ever scratched the surface of the world in which they were based. I wanted to know a lot more about what was going on.
I thought the film was even worse than the book for glossing over what could have been really interesting topics.
I prefer the second.
> I know a fair few people in their 30s who read and enjoyed The Hunger Games novels. Just because they are pitched toward a younger audience does not make them worthless.
I have not read or seen the Hunger Games, but to reinforce your point about books aimed at a younger audience still being worth a read, I started reading a Liam Hearn book not realising it was aimed at a teen audience and enjoyed it enough to buy another.
As for Kill Bill, I enjoyed both, but agree it was maybe a bit stetched and would have been better as one longer film.
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