After dispensing with former colleagues O-Ren Ishii (LUCY LIU) and Vernita Green (VIVICA A. FOX) in KILL BILL VOL. 1, the Bride (Uma Thurman) resumes her quest for justice in the series' second installment, KILL BILL VOL. 2. With those two down, the Bride has two remaining foes on her 'Death List' to pursue - Budd (MICHAEL MADSEN) and Elle Driver (DARYL HANNAH) - before moving on to her ultimate goal... to kill Bill (DAVID CARRADINE).
In Vol. 1 we learned that Bill, a broker of killers for hire, had assembled and trained a ruthless assortment of assassins, the so-called Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (DiVAS). Each of these gifted murderers was code-named for a different species of poisonous snake: O'Ren-Ishii (Lucy Liu) was Cottonmouth, Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) was California Mountain Snake, Vernita Green (Vivica A. Fox) was Copperhead, and Budd (Michael Madsen), Bill's kid brother and the only other male in the Viper Squad, was known as Sidewinder.
The lethal weapon known as Black Mamba, played by Thurman, the most talented of them all, was also Bill's lover, and she became a fugitive from the assassination game when she learned that she was pregnant with his child. At that moment her worldview shifted on its axis. She no longer wanted to kill or to put her life in mortal danger. She changed her name, hid out in a small town, and found herself a kind and stable man to a marry.
But Bill was not about to let this situation stand. We caught a few glimpses of the result early in Kill Bill Vol. 1 with the wreckage left behind when Bill and the Vipers assaulted a tiny rural chapel and slaughtered everyone in sight. Vol. 2 gives us, for the first time, a full account of the wedding rehearsal massacre that sets the plot of this two-part epic in motion. After fending off attacks from Bill's trailer-trash kid brother Budd (Michael Madsen) and her chief rival within the Squad, Daryl Hannah's Elle Driver, The Bride tracks her ultimate quarry to his lair in Mexico.
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