Top Ten Scenes from "Kill Bill"
The Top Ten
It adds so much depth to O-Ren's character, so much more depth than any other person in the movie has, even The Bride and Bill. I am also very sure that there was an especially close bond between O-Ren and The Bride, considering how much The Bride, who narrates the movie, knows about her.
It was also brilliant that for this scene to be animated. Not only on an aesthetic level (and wow, is this aesthetic in combination to the music), but also because anime can perfectly capture such raw emotion as in this scene. Tarantino perfectly understands Japanese narration, and O-Ren's back story is remotely that of an anime anti-hero or villain, such as Lucy/Nyuu (Elfen Lied) or Ken (Digimon 02).
The Bride describes them as being "powerful" but she takes them all out with minimal effort. That's one of the best fight scenes in the franchise. They're all clashing swords and the Bride slices and dices them.
This fight... is tormenting. My theory is that the two characters used to be very close friends, maybe even with a sister like bind. They exchange inside jokes, their fight is absolutely honorable and not at all dirty and mean-spirited. After Beatrix lands her first hit, the fight stops for a second, and both characters have tears in their eyes. The fight is very quiet and not a bit action like. The garden is a peaceful setting. After Beatrix kills O-Ren, she seems to feel no satisfaction like with the other characters, instead she faces down. She doesn't turn around to see O-Ren's dead body. For a brief second she considers it, but then doesn't. She seems to be hurt that it has came to this. The feel is entirely different to the rest of the movie, and the other fights.
The Bride and Elle Driver truly despise each other, Budd is a jerk, and while Vendita Green is a reasonable and maybe even sympathetic character, The Bride and her both use unexpectedness as an advantage, no sign of ...more
Although the fight was short, it still made for a good fight. Gogo was extremely skilled with the meteor hammer and Beatrix was mainly in defense for most of the fight. Gogo nearly killed Beatrix by strangling her with the chain, but is killed when Beatrix rams a chair leg studded with nails into her foot and then her head in one last attempt to save herself. Not only was Gogo a skilled fighter, but also very smart as she did not fight Beatrix in her strong suit, the katana, in contrast to the Crazy 88.
He allows the Bride to try out one of his swords and then makes one for her to take out the Deadly Vipers. He swore a blood oath not to but breaks it because he was sympathetic to her aim.
The were pretty equally matched, but Beatrix defeats Elle when she snatches out Elle's remaining eye, totally blinding her. I think that was mainly to avenge Pai Mei for Elle killing him.