Michael Corleone Al Pacino has moved the family and most of his business to Nevada. The movie makes it possible for the viewers to identify with different characters and to observe how their personality and story fits in, and it does it much more effectively than many bloated multiple-storyline movies that came out in the last few years. This movie is strong, good script, great casting, excellent acting, and over the top directing. Since the people he kills seem to deserve it, Vito comes off better than Michael does, and it was wise of Coppola to shuffle the two stories together despite lengthy flashbacks and the disturbance of continuity. The Godfather Part 2 is the finest sequel ever made and is arguably a finer film than the original Godfather. Once again the acting is flawless.
Its really a movie about family. I purposely decided not to spoil much about the plot because I believe that the film is perfectly enjoyed without knowing anything in advance, and -- believe it or not -- there are still quite a lot of people who have never seen this movie. Almost every film has something that I don't like about it, but I can honestly say that I wouldn't change anything about The Godfather. I won't go into that: frankly, I have no idea whether these voices are reliable, although the Frank Sinatra reference seems obviously quite believable. It easily receives my nod as the best picture ever made. The dialogue is just unbelievable.
It was the highest grossing movie of its time and Brando created a cultural icon whose influence resonates as strong today as it did in 1972. The plot has to be excellent for it to get ten out of ten, and it is, it's far from predictable and the film is the definition of a great epic. This is by far the best movie ever to give a portrait organized crime, this movie goes deep inside and shows it all inside out. One is the story of the mafia family - Corleone continues when Michael becomes tycoon and plots to geographical expansion into Las Vegas and Cuba, interspersed with memories of Godfather from the first arrival in New York. Watch this movie and learn why it is the greatest gangster film of all time. The wedding scene gives a perfect setting of where and how the Don's power extends; from the regular worker in a neighborhood, to the immensely popular singer, to the friends in politics and right to the ruthless killer, Don Corleone has links to people ready to ask him favors and to pay him back. Many believe that the character of Johnny Fontane , for instance, was based on Frank Sinatra's real life, and many of the other characters were modeled after real people.
He is cold and ruthless, with a whole contrast from the idealistic innocent war hero we initially met at the beginning of the first film. It single-handedly change the world's view of organized crime, and created a cast of sympathetic characters, none of whom have a shred of common morality. Besides, to outline such complicated characters and such an emotionally intense story in a short review like this one would be inadmissible. Arguably the finest movie of the 70s, a cinematic masterpiece with the greatest ensemble acting you will probably see. Spradlin, absolutely right as the sinister and corrupt Nevada Senator; Michael V. In this second season there will have two stories, two character lines, two different parallel time lines. It's a well-made and entertaining film that is only the first part of a trilogy, but it stands on its own as a wonderful film in its own right.
Don Corleone is a powerful man, and it was not without the use of violence that he achieved this position during the course of his life. This was one acclaimed film that didn't disappoint. Michael almost seems to resent the fact that he is a natural born crime lord, a man who puts the family business ahead of everything. That's why it gets ten out of ten. We see him become a ruthless, cold-blooded killer who alienates himself from his family in ways his father would never have done.
This is a great mix, and the artistic style make the film memorable. The acting from everyone involved is great, Marlon Brando comes across perfectly as the head of the family, and James Caan and Al Pacino are excellent as his sons. To this day, Don Corleone was able to keep things together while maintaining his economic and political power, but things will brutally change when a powerful drug dealer name Sollozzo enters the picture. Rather it is more of a companion piece to the original and the two perfectly compliment each other. It's three-and-a-half hours very well spent. Both characters are brought to life with uncanny ability by Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.
Some are trustworthy, some are not, but thanks to his intelligence and intuit the Don can almost always distinguish the two. There is a fair amount of violence, though rarely gratuitous. It cleverly shifts in time between two distinct narratives with extreme realistic violence and criminal mentality of gangsters. The film is divided into two main parts - the story of a young Vito Corleone flawlessly acted by Robert De Niro and a worthy Oscar winner and the rise to power of Michael as the head of the family. The cinematography is depressing and atmospheric.
The music, the acting, everything. From the direction, to the acting, to the storyline, to the score, The Godfather has the word classic written all over, and it really is not much of a surprise that it is now considered by many one of the top five movies of all time. To say that these two are good actors is like saying that a nuclear bomb makes a loud noise and in this movie they prove why they are at the top of their respective crafts. Michael controls a vast empire that is constantly slipping out of his hands. It is in a sense a voyeuristic delight, allowing us to see the mafia from the inside - we become part of the family. There's scenes that stay with you when the movies over, and you don't forget them. Al Pacino's performance is quiet and solemn.
The film is pretty shocking in the way every death occurs almost instantaneously, and as it spans ten years so many different things happen and every minute of it is great entertainment. There is nothing weak about it and nothing that stands out as bad. The movie opens on the wedding of Don Vito Corleone's daughter, Connie Talia Shire. The soundtrack by Nino Rota is also very memorable, bringing back memories of the film every time I hear it. The Godfather is one of the very few films that doesn't have a single flaw. Its about, family, loyalty, greed, relationships, and real life. If you haven't seen it, what are you waiting for? Here he's a calculating and frightening force, seeking to expand casinos into Pre-Revolutionary Cuba and consolidating an empire surrounded by perfidy and treason, maintaining total confidence in his ability to control the situation whether testifying before enraging Senators or trying to outface his worst enemies.