The plot thickens and as the plot gets thicker, the story gets messier and messier. Where as Volume 1 was an explosive film that was an ode to old samurai films, The plot was stupid but it knew that. With Volume 2, the plot seems to waver in and out of that viewpoint. It luckily still has the badassery of Volume 1. I love the grainy samurai sections but all in all, it's good, but not as good as the first one.
Tons of Iconography. I love how the movie immediately displays what it's all about. I also adore how even though the films base characteristics are super formulaic, Tarantino uses this jumpy jumbled up structure, to make it more interesting. It's hard not to smile at just how unabashedly badass this movie is, and how much it takes itself seriously. The set pieces are amazing, the camera work is fantastic, and the choreography is outstandingly orchestrated. And most entertainingly of all, the acting, and the writing are cheesy as fuck and It's just lovely. Also, dare I say it, this film may have some of the best music in any Tarantino film ever. I mean, this truly is the most Tarantino movie that Tarantino has ever made. I will say that the films ending is a little underwhelming compared to the rest of the film. That'd be pretty nit picky though because the plot twist at the end is still great.
I love the very unique colors and amazing cinematography. I also love the lead actresses's nervous hand movements and overall performance. I really like the poetic and thought-provoking writing style. I'm fascinated with the two lead characters' performance and how they interact with each other. This movie puts into words and pictures, aspects of depression I've always felt but have never been able to explain. There's also the commentary on environmental issues and the destruction of nature. The movie uses so many amazing symbols and colors to contrast with the bleak, and dire looking Italian Landscape. It's absolutely beautiful.
Great Writing. The Confederates story is amazingly interesting and emotionally touching. I really appreciate how this movie is at first an investigative detective story but turns out to be a heavily complex film that critiques America. It's a tiny bit formulaic, and ends kind of exactly how you expect it to but it's still pretty great. There's some amazing shots too.