Saw Kill Bill Vol. 2 tonight, with Matt who drove in from Riverside. We worked our way to the Arclight, and hit up Amoeba Music beforehand. The film is actually a much better one than the first volume. Of course, that is because this one has more plot-driven scenes, filled with Tarantino dialogue. It’s more of a Segio Leone spaghetti-western than the kung-fu slasher flick from the first Volume. The overall style is well done – there’s a noir edge to the opening and closing titles (including the stylized light wash), and there’s the great 1970’s camerawork throughout. Daryll Hannah is aging quite nicely, if I do say so myself – she was quite good in her big fight scene with Uma.
As expected, the music in the film is excellent. While some original music was composed by The RZA and Robert Rodriguez, it’s the source cues that stand out. Ennio Morricone is used for some key moments, and the soundtrack is gonna be another hit, easily. Should you see this film? Well, if you saw the first one you pretty much have to see this one – it’s one long film cut in half! Be prepared, though – it doesn’t have the same pace of the first film, and this time out, it works in its favor.