Quentin Tarantino at ease with his son who sees Kill Bill at the age of 5
Legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino says that depending on his son’s interests as a young boy, he’s okay with showing him Kill Bill at the age of 5.
Quentin Tarantino said he would be comfortable showing his son, Leo, Kill Bill at the age of 5. In 2017, Tarantino got engaged to singer Daniella Pick, who is the daughter of musician Svika Pick. The two met while Tarantino was traveling for Inglorious Basterds. After getting married in 2018, they announced that she was pregnant with their child in 2019. Their son, Leo, was born on February 22, 2020 in Israel.
The first volume of Kill Bill was released in 2003, while the second was released in theaters in 2004. Part one follows the bride (Uma Thurman) after she wakes up from a coma she has been in for four years. Former murderer, she begins to hunt down all those who lent a hand to betray her during the marriage which has become a bloodbath. Meanwhile, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 discovers that the bride is continuing her war path for revenge as she begins to get closer to the chief assassin himself, known as Bill. While Tarantino only plans to make one more film before he retires, he has spoken of a Kill Bill: Vol. 3 which would feature Thurman’s daughter, Maya Hawke.
In an interview with Deadline, Tarantino has spoken on a wide range of topics, including his personal life and career. When asked at what age he would be ready to start showing his films to Leo, Tarantino replied that it would depend on his interest. He recalled seeing more graphic films himself growing up. He noted that he would guess his son would be interested in Kill Bill around the age of five. See below for his full commentary:
“It depends on its interest. If we judge by me, I saw a lot of things at the start of its release, you know, so I imagine [early]. If I had to imagine, he would probably, as a little boy, be more attracted to Kill Bill, anywhere between 5, 6 or 7 years old. “
Tarantino has an impressive filmography with some great classics, like Tank dogs and pulp Fiction. The two-time Oscar winner has become known for having a signature style that is instantly recognizable and has inspired many other filmmakers. However, its films tend to be rather graphic in several ways, which consistently earns it an MPAA R rating. For example, Kill Bill Vol. 1 was rated R for bloody violence, language and some sexual content. This includes the Crazy 88 fight scene that changes from color to black and white as a tribute to old martial arts movies, but also as a way to appease the MPAA.
Different parents have a variety of opinions regarding what type of content is appropriate for their children. The MPAA scoring system is meant to help families make these decisions, although it is often misused and problematic. Some people will surely judge Tarantino for being comfortable showing off his child. Kill Bill at 5, while others will just shrug their shoulders. The film is certainly gory and graphic throughout its duration, including on rape, but it’s also one of the filmmaker’s most over-the-top cartoonish films. A child’s individual maturity should be taken into consideration, although no child is likely to truly enjoy a movie at such a young age. However, it will be interesting to know what Leo’s opinion is on his father’s films as he gets older.
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