So, I well dug it. Parts were a bit slow, of course. The anime scene was neat, but too long, and I am not sure it's necessary, asides from Tarantino making himself feel cooler. And some of the backstory went on too long, stretching the time between the big fights. Which reminds me...
I don't agree with some of the the other reviews I have read. It's not the quintessential kung-fu theater flick. It is a nice tribute, and an epic in and of itself, though.
But I came to praise the film, not bury it. Ultraviolent! I want to count how many of the Crazy 88's she kills at the restaurant, it may in fact be 88. And no shortage of arterial spray! Gets you right into the action, albeit with some of the director's trademark quirkiness, but in a good way. And all. Daryl Hannah: awesome. Can't wait to see more of her. And Sonny Chiba!
I am also not at all thrilled with the split in the movie, but I will live with it.
Go Go was a treat, as was the Japanese girl band in the film, who I will now have to track down.
(Did I mention it has an awesome poster? Well, I just did.)
So, yeah, if you liked the trailers, you'll like the film.