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A Decent, Funny Movie
As far as summer movies go, this one sets no new standard of excellence. It has the common formula, lots of cheap gags, a romance sub-plot, and an inspirational message at the end. The same formula that has been plugged into summer comedy for about 7 years. (Rat Race, for instance). This one also has trouble deciding between an inspirational piece, or an all out party movie (i.e. Animal House). The blending between both aspects of the story is done well, and some of the characters in the movie are just plain funny in their antics. This isn't one that your breath will be taken away by, but it is definitely funny, and, it at least attempts to give the audience a lesson in finding their purpose after high school.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Tarantino's Return to the Art of Dialogue
The two things that Quentin Tarantino specialize in are action and dialogue. While Kill Bill Volume 1 had more than enough action to quell any action fan's hunger, Kill Bill Volume 2 is more dialogue based. In comparison to Kill Bill Volume 1, the story is slower, the events that take place happen much slower, and much more dialogue occurs throughout. (Although, Kill Bill Volume 2 does have its fair share of action, i.e. The Bride's confrontation with California Mountain Snake).
The true beauty of this movie, like the first, is Tarantino's masterful blending of several film genres, (predominantly spaghetti-western and 70's kung-fu.) However, where the first one lacked in Tarantino-like dialogue, the second one fails to disappoint. From Pai Mei's words of wisdom during The Bride's training, to her final confrontation with Bill (and the verbal exchange that commences, particularly Bill's line about Superman comics) Tarantino fans that felt let-down at the lack of sharp dialogue from the first Kill Bill, should find plenty to rejoice about in this one.