Id just like to vent some of my mixed feelings on the upcoming Vol.2.
Ive never really loved a movie so strongly as Vol.1, it was such a mind-blowing experience that i will never forget.
Ive been anxiously waiting for part two, but as i read more about it, i sort of get a feeling like i have been cheated a continuation of Vol.1.
Firstly, i loved Vol.1, amongst many reasons, for the greatest cinematic battle; the house of blue leaves, it made violence so artistic, abstract and comical. I now find that in Vol.2 there is no hint of a grand, blood slpattered battle, only a few duels, here and there. However, i must say that i am extremely excited and anxious about seeing the Elle Vs. Uma fight, it sounds awesome, and i completely love everything about Hannah’s character.
Secondly, i know violence doesnt mean a movie will be good or bad, but Vol.1 was saturated in exhillirating comical gore, i loved it, if you loved Vol.1, you had to of loved it, it was everywhere. Now i know that Vol.2 is bereft of any strong violence.
The second movie is now “dialogue-based” and “low on the action” The thing is i cant be expected to fully accept the second movie when Vol.1 seems to be so different. LOTR was great, all 3 of them because they were all sustained in content.
I can understand that the movie was not initially meant to be split, so that opened the movie up for an inconsistent lower-key sequel rather than a dramatic second-half-of-film
Lastly, and most sadly, the soundtrack. Nearly all of the music in Vol.1 is constantly replayed on my computer, they are all magnificent catchy and suitable songs that played exceptionally well in the movie (the “crane/white lightning” before Uma hacks through the crazy 88, and “twisted nerve” as Elle coolly walks in the hospital) I have downloaded the bulk of Vol.2 soundtrack, and i must say, ive only really liked 2 (urami-bushi, and goodnight moon). The rest seem to be ‘boring’ and un-atmospheric tunes.
While, i know i havent seen it yet, and i pray that the movie will blow my expectations out of the water, i have read what people who have seen the movie said, and it all points to what i have outlined previously.
Anyway, i would really like to know your thoughts on this issue.