Between its kung fu movie-parodying fight scenes to its simplistic tale of a woman’s betrayal, Kill Bill employs a wide variety of devices that keep the viewer engaged in one way or another. It is sometimes sad, but for the majority of its runtime it does not take itself seriously enough for the viewer to emotionally engage with it. This, however, is not a downfall, as it allows Kill Bill to focus on the over-the-top action sequences and often hilarious dialogue that characterize it as an action film. Tarantino’s filmmaking prowess is showcased in full, from the beautifully rendered fight scenes to his signature dialogue. The beginning of Volume 2 was a bit slow paced compared to the rest of the film, but its second half makes up for this and does not leave any unsightly loose ends.