KILL BILL: VOL. 2
GO! Thursday, 9.30pm, AV15+ ( 2004)
Closing in on the sadistic Bill ( David Carradine), betrayed former assassin The Bride ( Uma Thurman, left) continues on her Mad Max- like path of vengeance – two down, three to go – in Quentin Tarantino’s awe- inspiring action duplet. If Vol. 1 was the ultimate Saturday- night drive- in special, then the adrenalin rush subsides for Vol. 2, a character study in which spaghetti western motifs are spectacularly juxtaposed with Tarantino’s pop- cultural obsessiveness ( just wait till you hear his concept of Superman mythology). It all adds up to pure genius, and Thurman’s endurance is nothing short of miraculous.