myself and some friends began watching the kill bill 1 DVD at 7:30pm. once it concluded we all got into cars (it took 2 cars and a truck to fit all of us) and we made our way to the theaters. we stood in line and saw a bunch of people we all knew; some of them were going to see kill bill 2, some were going to see the punisher, and a few were going to go see hellboy (…). so we all got our tickets and ended up standing around in this mob of like 400 people waiting to go in. at 10:20 they let us in even though the movie was supposed to start at 10:15. some 2 hours later i exited the theater very happy.
i don’t want to give anything away here but if someone else has seen it and cares to discuss, i’ll throw up some spoiler warnings
just some observations: kill bill 2 was much less bloody, much more funny, and you get to see just how original of an idea tarantino had for it.
could be, i guess i can’t give a pure opinion since i (effectively) saw them as one thing. they could have gone apocalypse now style and went for 3:30+ hours for the full experience.
i saw the re dux of apocalypse now with 45 minutes of extra footage in the theaters. then my brother went to this event for the debut of LotR return of the king where they showed the first two with all the extra footage then the last one with all of the extra footage. there were two 15 minute breaks and it lasted almost 13 hours.
he showed me up… someday i’ll watch all of the rocky movies in one sitting, then i will be king!!
As for Kill Bill Part 2… I saw the first one with some friends, but I found it difficult to relate to the main character. It was an alright movie, but not really my thing. I mean, it seemed more about fighting than story, although I haven’t seen the second one so I don’t know how it’s resolved.