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(2004), R
Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
April 20, 2004
33 out of 100

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If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.

(2004), R -- ... surviving a fatal head wound?

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Miramax Films, A Band Apart, Super Cool ManChu
Distribution (US): Miramax Films
Director(s): Quentin Tarantino
Producer(s): Lawrence Bender, Koko Maeda, Kwame Parker, Quentin Tarantino
Written by/Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman
Cinematography/Camera: Robert Richardson
Music: RZA, Robert Rodriguez
Film Editing: Sally Menke
Casting: Koko Maeda, Johanna Ray
Production Design: Yohei Taneda, David Wasco
Art Direction: Daniel Bradford
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

Kill Bill: Vol 2, fifth film of Quentin Tarantino, is revenge with an attitude. The Punisher, also now playing is also revenge with an attitude. The attitude? "It ain't good enough, no matter what 'it' is until I get mine my way." The attitude so many of our youth seem to admire in and emulate from performers. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 and The Punisher. Playing side by side. What a bomb looking for someone to explode!

Tarantino starts Volume 2 by treating the viewer to a refresher of Volume 1. From Kill Bill: Vol. 1 was DIVAS (Deadly [International?] Viper Assassination Squad), one of Bill's (David Carradine) brainchildren. DIVAS was led by Beautrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman), a.k.a. the Bride, a.k.a Black Mamba. In the refresher we are also treated to a replay of the massacre of a wedding rehearsal party for which Kiddo was the Bride at Two Pines, El Paso, Texas, also known as the El Paso, Texas Chapel massacre. In Volume 2, we see Bill is the one to mastermind the massacre and the blowing a hole in Kiddo's head ... a wound that does not kill her but puts her into a coma for a long time. This tale is the continuation of the tale of Kiddo seeking revenge on Bill. A normally fatal head injury that does not kill the victim? Where else have we heard about surviving a fatal head wound?

If any of you remember the old phonograph, recall its three speeds: 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM. Volume 1 was 45 RPM. Volume 2 was 33 1/3. Much slower. Much less action. Much more time given to character and plot building. Maybe too much more time. One hundred and twenty six minutes.

In that 126 minutes Kiddo kills and names a number of people. Among them was Budd (Michael Madsen), Bill's brother. Once proficient with a sword now a bar bouncer, Budd tries to kill Kiddo by a "Texas Funeral", meaning buried alive, Kiddo succeeds in wasting Budd. After Budd tries to kill Kiddo, Ellie Driver (Daryl Hannah) tries to kill Kiddo but fails. However, Kiddo does not fail to cause severe cost to Driver. Hannah gives a performance after Kiddo rips out Driver's last eyeball reminiscent of Hannah's performances as Pris in Blade Runner of 1982 with Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer. And, of course, Kiddo kills Bill. With two fingers. A technique she learned from master Pai Mei (Chia Hui Liu). Pai Mei, introduced as a solitary character as any Asian martial arts master would be introduced, combined Western arrogance with Asian confidence and humility. DIVAS were trained by Pai Mei. Why Driver had to poison him I do not remember if I ever knew.

There is much more to this two-hour story that can be reasonably summarized. Though it is hard for me to understand why anyone would want to, good way to help you decide whether you want to watch this truly R-rated film, if you have seen Volume 1, is to compare the CAP thermometers of the two movies. Though this feature was intended for use with movies much less ignoble content, it works with them as well. The comparative is provided below. The thermometers for Volume 2 show the effect of the somewhat lighter and fewer attacks on ethics and morality than in Volume 1, most notably in Murder/Suicide:

Let the listing in the Finings/Scoring section tell all that was noted.

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  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Rom. 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change [warp, distort, falsely represent, situationally redefine, counterfeit, conditionally apply] the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.

    Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • gore, occasionally
  • head gunshot gore
  • admission of killing many
  • threat to kill, repeatedly
  • gunfire massacre (unseen)
  • stalking to kill
  • shotgun blast on victim
  • planning sadistic murder
  • abduction
  • threats of sadistic torture to kill
  • buried alive
  • martial arts violence, repeatedly
  • injury gore
  • long fight for life sequence
  • gore, human eye ripped out and squashed under foot
  • long sequence sword fight
  • firearm for offense, repeatedly
  • firearm threat, repeatedly
  • gunfire to intimidate, repeatedly
  • gunfire to kill, repeatedly
  • attempted murder by sword, repeatedly
  • replay of gore/violence from Volume 1

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 32 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • 26 uses of the most foul of the foul words
  • sadistic talk
  • youthful disrespect at pastor
  • lies, repeatedly
  • massive tattoos
  • abuse of child by telling her bad stories

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • pregnancy by immoral sex
  • excessive cleavage, repeatedly
  • porn poster
  • sex talk, some vulgar
  • below navel skin, threatening exposure of that which follows, repeatedly
  • camera angle to force viewer on to private parts
  • prostitution with very skimpy dress on women
  • self-touching

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • smoking repeatedly
  • drinking repeatedly
  • bar
  • consumption of illegal drugs
  • forced drugging to control, twice
  • booze

    Offense to God (O)
  • 5 uses of God's name in vain with the four letter expletive and 4 without
  • four uses of "fool" [Matt 5:22]

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • murder by snake bite
  • murder by poison
  • murder by marital arts

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    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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