was talking to a friend about the Kill Bill movies. I liked the first one OK, the second one not so much. mostly they made me want to watch all the movies Tarantino "borrowed" from instead.
I pondered this, and came up with this reason. the Bride is only in it for revenge. she's not trying to kill the assassins she used to belong to for noble reasons, just her own self-centered ones. that doesn't make her a very noble or likable character. the fact she takes out a dangerous cadre of killers is secondary to her desire for revenge.
Shiro Kazami. he had his family murdered by Destron. he wanted revenge for that, begged Riders 1 and 2 to make him a cyborg. they rightfully said heck no. but when it did happen, he didn't keep fighting for revenge. he decided to keep fighting to stop Destron for the good of humanity.
now that's a hero. I know it's not "cool" to say negative things about QT's movies, but these sure weren't the be all and end all of martial arts movies. not an original idea in them, and his supposedly hip dialog... really?