I finally saw "Kill Bill" today.
It was very good. It's very different from Quentin Tarantino's other films.
The violence is not as bad as I first heard. Most of the violence was kind of "cartoonish" so it's not as shocking. I thought the violence was a little over-the-top, but that might be done on purpose.
The censors DID make Tarantino tone down the violence a little by getting him to change a certain fight sequence from color to black & white in order to get an R rating instead of NC-17. When the DVD comes out, that sequence might be shown in color, like it was intended.
There are many references to other Asian films. Some are obvious and some are subtle. There are even some scenes that are "borrowed" from other Tarantino films.
The Uma-Lucy showdown was a little too short. It could have been longer with more sword-play. Go Go (the schoolgirl with the chained ball) was very cool.
Overall, it was a very good film. It's better than most of today's films.
I can't wait for volume 2. Bill will finally be shown, and he will be one bad-ass mofo with a sword.