Kill Bill. I watched the first movie on DVD borrowed from Josh yesterday morning, and then went after the show with Josh and Jerry and Amber to see part 2. I am pretty impressed with the two films put together. On their own, the first film is better, but as a whole of both parts it works well. Unfortunately for Tarantino, I think the film would have been a more cohesive film if it was edited as one rather than split. There are scenes in the 2nd film especially that could be omitted with no detraction from the story (*cough* strip club scene *cough*) and there are long sequences from both films that could have been trimmed enough to make the movie a lean 3 hr. 10 min. film. If Titanic can do it and make mad cash, then Tarantino should have been offered the same discretion.
The best scenes from both films are:
The House of The Blue leaves fight sequences between The Bride and the Crazy 88.
The fight with Go-Go. Hottie!
The fight with O-Ren Ishii
The training of The Bride by Pai-Mei
and the fight with Elle Driver
There were also some other great moments, the buried alive sequence, the superman talk, and the entire anime sequence from part 1 describing O-Ren’s parents massacre.
I think if I could take both parts and edit them together as one it would be a much leaner film. But I’ll have to wait until Kill Bill Vol.2 comes out on DVD to do that.