Some are funny. some are scary.
some are sweet. some are sad.
All are awesome.
Kill Bill: Vol. II
The Bride vs. Elle Driver
WARNING: VIOLENCE, LANGUAGE, BLOOD & GORE NSFW
So many things to love about this fight sequence. The cramped quarters results in some thwarted attacks, and the trashy trailer home allows for some great uses of the environment (lamp, guitar, jar of tobacco spit). While many of these details do add humor to the fight, they’re also what keeps it from becoming a monotonous series of punches and kicks.
Another great aspect is the energy the two women bring to it. You can really feel the hate they have for each other, which is only escalated when Elle reveals the secret about Pai Mei.
And finally, the build-up to what we’re expecting will be an epic sword battle, complete with rising music and close-ups, only for it to come to an abrupt end when The Bride gets her revenge. With Elle’s enraged thrashes and yells it becomes darkly comic, though it’s possible this is how I’d react in the same situation.