So I finally decided to rent the much praised Quentin Tarantino flick Kill Bill last night. I've never been much of a Tarantino fan, and find him to be quite overrated. Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction were good movies, if not a tad overrated themselves. But what I saw last night really changed my mind about Tarantino, who is clearly trying to cash in on his successes of ten years ago. Basically what I am saying is that he's milking it for everything he can get out of it. Frankly, movies such as Kill Bill do a good job of highlighting exactly what I hate about Hollywood movies. There is a lot of style and much for the eye to take in, but little in the way of substance. I am not fazed by meticulous choreography and super-sleek special effects. It's been done before. It's old already. It's predictable and completely unmoving. It's just really cheesy, I think. This movie was adolescent at best. The acting was bland, and the storyline was hardly original or creative, let alone downright laughable at times. Tarantino seems to have little more than a knack for incorporating elements from previous genres into his movies with the aid of the latest state-of-the-art technology. When I watch a movie like Kill Bill, I feel like what I am watching is much more of a Hollywood production than a Tarantino production. Anyone can make a movie like Kill Bill with the right technology, the right influences, and a lot of money. So am I alone in my feelings for this movie? Please tell me I am not crazy. If you liked Kill Bill, are there any aspects to American movies that you don't like?