For me the one weak point of this film was the brief replay of Uma getting shot in the head...the violence didn't bother me, it just felt a lot like the scene in Two Towers that helped the morans who decided not to see the first one.
Every other scene had me glued...gorgeous cinematography(to me)...Michael Madsen being a magnificent bastard...the argument with his boss, that alone would do for me in terms of Tarantino worldplay. Sid Haig. Daryl Hannah, jesus christ, I remember someone on these boards a few years ago when Armaggedon came out that her and Liv Tyler were the same, ie pretty, not a lot there, I think that can change now. The Cruel Tutelage... I am no kungfu guru but I know enough to have absolutely loved those scenes. And Michael Parks...more work from you please, to hell with Eddie Murphy as multi-character actor in one film...he is the same character in Dusk TIll Dawn according to IMDB, if so I wonder how this works into the Tarantino/Rodriguez universe, as he met his end, obviously before but in addition to that...
The two leads, Uma was fucking off the chart. For me Carradine was fucking perfect. I have only seen a few Kung Fu eps so I have no baggage with him, so him playing a Pimp of Death as I've heard his character called is ideal...why because I dont know any pimps of death and I dont know Carradine. Bea's obvious love for him is given an air of mystery the guy is slick but he's not particularly attractive, so why is this amazon so enamored, made me speculate beyond what the character gave us.
As far as Tarantino goes, I'll gladly admit, I am not fully aware of where all his references come from, its obvious though that all his works are referential, pastiche, homage, etc. And Kill Bill I would say is the movie of his that owes the most to Tarantinos love of movies. But every time I watch a movie of his even his work in 4 Rooms, the entire movie he creates, every single element, works to create the likes of something I've never experienced. And this is why on the whole Bill 1 and 2 work for me, I watch it, and there are things I recognize here and there, music cues, cinematography, wordplay, but on the whole there is nothing that I consider remotely analgous, and there is not a single frame my eyes aren't glued to the screen.
QT may or may not end up creating a body of work that puts him among cinema immortals, but up to this the point every minute of his directorial work has left me unequivocally entertained, there is no other director I can say that of.