With Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryll Hannah, Michael Madsen, Chia Hui Liu
Directed by Quentin Tarantino

With part one setting up the whole scenario, the second installment continues the bride's rampage of vengeance, leading to the showdown suggested in the title. While these two parts pretty much constitute one extended movie, the first film had more of a fantasy element, flying in all sorts of entertaining directions. Here the focus is on our heroine getting closer to reaching her goal. The music is not as varied and the action selective, borrowing freom existing classics, yet still vigorous (featuring Tarantino's director amigo Robert Rodriguez). Many scenes are protracted, reflecting Tarantino's love of Sergio Leone and Mario Bava flicks. He also knows he has free reign and the luxury to get his rocks off with this one. On its own,
Vol.2 is not as gratifying as the adrenaline laced first, but the ideal way to watch it is both in one go (with an intermission of course!).

5 / B
- PB

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never let a review decide for you, but for those who need a rating, see the Flamedrop scale below
6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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