I agree with Reptile. Kill Bill was something that came out of the mind of QT. It is a tribute to violent martial arts films. The amount of blood borders on the comical. The scene in the House of Blue Leaves, by having it turn to black and white, makes it artistic and you see more of the choreography instead of all the buckets of blood that was used.
Mel Gibson’s movie supposedly is more historically correct. Did Mel Gibson go back in time to witness the events? I do not think so. The Gospels were written 200 years after Christ had been killed. The stories may have been passed down from generation to generation, but they can be muddied and translation can be lost. I am certain that whatever Jesus went through had to have been very bloody and brutal. But please, let’s leave some of it up to the imagination. I don’ need to see it to feel it. Just the sound of the man’s groans would have been enough. I don’t go to see a movie to be grossed out puking on the floor, or pass out from fainting. All ready they are blaming one woman’s death from a heart attack on the Passion. I go to be entertained. If I want realism, brutality, and gore, I can go to the nearest ER and see gunshot patients being wheeled in from a gang war. The Passion, there’s nothing passionate about it. It’s just there to shock people.
I would not go see such gore and violence, but QT with Kill Bill has it more of an art form, and you know the reason for it. It is pure exploitation. Mel Gibson is telling an old story, one that has been told before countless times and with far more powerful results. If I want to see a movie about Jesus’ life, I will see “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” That two part movie is a classic.