“Gosh,” said Henry.
He and Kristl were both gaping at the large screen that adorned one
side of the wall and which had, mercifully, gone black. A soft sound of
static emitted from the screen. It was the only sound in the otherwise
Kristl pressed a button on her wrist watch and glanced at the display.
“That long?” Henry gasped.
“Maybe we can skip to the fight, you know the one that is claimed to be
the best since.. Kill Bill?”, Henry said.
“I somehow got the feeling that it will be as brutal, sadistic,
gruesome and otherwise revolting as the part of the movie that we have
seen up till now. In fact; I would not want to chance it, even if there
was a small chance that it will turn out to be otherwise.”
“You think it will?” Kristl stared at him.
“I lost you there… Yet, you know, Kill Bill. It was a great fight
scene. I assume that they mean the fight between the bride and the 99.”
“Well the suggestion is there. Assumption and all that.”
“It makes me so curious. Just to see if it is really that great.”
“The filmmakers would be happy then. They got you hooked by just
alluding to Kill Bill. You immediately draw comparisons. It creates
expectations without actually promising much and thus you want to watch
the movie.Smart advertising.”
“But just think of this. How many of the movies we have seen started
out one way and then turned into something completely different along
“Well.. not that many.”
“So what is the likelihood that a movie starting out with one sickening
scene after the other, done in drab colors, populated with
interchangeable characters, done in an unremarkable style and devoid of
humor, will become the opposite in the end? Will become to resemble
“Not very likely…”
“So why should I want to suffer all that just in the forlorn hope that
it might turn out to be different?”
“Eh.. because maybe it will?”
“Okay.. I can not stop you from trying, but I rather watch something
that I like to watch and I think might be watchable till the end. Let’s
pop in another movie?”
“We got Azumi and Azumi 2?,” Henry smiled at Kristl.
“More Japanese swordplay?”
“Yes. Was that not the reason we actually wanted to watch this one in
the first place: to compare them?”
“That is true.”
“Besides.. it has a girl as the lead and..”
“…you like kick-ass girls..” Kristl sighed.
“Nothing wrong with that.”
“Only that it is sexist.”
“At least it is not grisly.”
“As if the one precludes the other.”
“Uh? What do you mean?”
“There are some twisted people out there.”
“I hope they remain out there and out of my mind. I find those twisted
images and thoughts disturbing.”
“One more reason not to watch this movie.”
“If you think so. I wish it had a sassy fighter girl..I would have
watched it.. In a skirt that is almost to short.. Like Azumi.”
“Thanks sooo much.”
“You are welcome.”