The Great "Kill Bill" Debate

by Billy Fisher

I know what you are thinking, "What debate is he talking about?".  It is the debate that Tarantino fans around the world have had since Kill Bill has slashed it's way into our hearts.  Which Volume is better, 1 or 2?  The Great Dr. Venkman, the Omnipotent Root Mazer and myself have found ourselves locked in this battle once or twice.  So, I would like us all to lay it out on the table and get to the end of this debate.

You see I found myself in this argument once again, and I would like the opinion of the masses.  Whenever I feel the urge to watch Kill Bill, I have to watch both films.  I can't just watch Vol. 1 or just Vol. 2.  I have to watch both, otherwise I feel like I am missing something.  Then there are those who feel that they are two distinctly different films.  In this fact, I agree.  They both have completely different filming styles, different feels to them.  I have heard the argument that Vol. 2 is the better of the two films because it can stand alone.  However, Vol. 1 doesn't work with out it's companion film.

Though it is a valid argument, I feel that watching 2 without 1 is like Batman with no Alfred.  I am in no way saying that it is wrong to watch 2 without 1, I have tried it.  I just felt like I missed out on so much by doing that.  Granted, I do know what happens in both films and I might be making too big of a deal out of it.  But hang with me here.  It is like trying to watch The Fellowship and Return of the King without the Two Towers.  You are missing so much of that world by skipping that part.

So, what is the final verdict?  Is one film better then the other?  Let me know what you think.  Until next time.

McMurphy Out!

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