That’s the WHOLE point of the movie. But it ain’t a rip off of Crouching Tiger. Crouching Tiger was basically Ang Lee’s homage to the old school kung fu movies. Waaaaay before Bruce Lee, there were quite a few Chinese/Hong Kong flicks that were “mystical” in tone. You know, colorful zaps eminating from character’s hands, etc.
"Kill Bill" is QT's homage to old Shaw Brother films ( the ones I grew up watching *sigh*), Asian cinema in general, Bruce Lee (yellow jumpsuit from Game of Death), Sonny Chiba (that's him looking at the sword), David Carradine aka, "Kung Fu", bloody; ultra violent; explotative B-movies. Now, some will say "homage" is a fancy dancy way of saying "stole". Ah, but I care to differ here, QT has a way of making a homage very unique. Take a look at Resevoir Dogs. The opening scene is taken right from The Thomas Crown Affair (the original version w/Steve McQueen). However, the characters, the lines - all uniquely QT. Which is why I'm excited about this, Kill Bill
QT had said that he wanted to go back to something similar in tone to Resevoir. And since that's my fave QT flick - I can't wait! Just remember folks this was a "teaser trailer". Just a peak. The film ain't due to hit theaters until October.