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The Godfather: Part II
I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.
The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba
It’s easy to assume that a complex plot is a sign of a great film. But the best films are deceptively simple in the same way that the greatest dancers make their movements look astonishingly easy. The Godfather creates its world so gracefully that we begin to think that it's a straightforward tale. But it's not simple to create a world so morally ambiguous, to introduce unforgettable characters, and to keep viewers fully cognizant of a plot so dense.
The Godfather: Part II doesn't make anything look easy the way The Godfather did. You can follow the plot threads, of course, but the constant breaks in Michael Corleone's story make it hard to continually keep returning to his dark world,…
"This is the business we have chosen!"
- Hyman Roth
This film's legacy is nearly impossible to live up to. Often cited as one of the greatest films ever, winning 6 academy awards, and boasting a star-studded cast; such a line up of positives are certain to make for a disappointment in any other situation. But not here. The Godfather part II manages to live up to its name, and excel in every area possible. Along with part I, this is a near-perfect cinematic experience.
The Godfather part II tells a tale of two Corleone's; father and son. One focuses on a young Vito Corleone as he comes to America after his family is killed by the Mafia chieftain in…
I'm sure to some the idea of following up The Godfather - which many consider the pinnacle of cinema - was not a wise one. But when The Godfather: Part II finally revealed itself to audiences worldwide on December 20th 1974, most - if not all - were truly mesmerized by it.
This was not just some sequel. This was a sequel with brains. A sequel that was just as - if not more - brilliant than its predecessor. It perfectly built upon the events and happenings of the original. It was exquisitely told. And it added so much more life to most of the characters from the original.
It did a marvelous job with the backstory of Don, Vito…
I believe I was asked in the comment section of my review of The Godfather why I liked Part II more than the first Godfather-film. I think I know the answer now. The story. Personally, I found the story so much interesting in Part II, here, it's toned down a little bit, it's much smaller, and personal, and about the relations between different characters. It's a tale of father and son, how one rises, while the other falls.
Robert De Niro's Vito Corleone is quite different from Marlon Brando's Vito, and I personally found him more fascinating than the older Vito, because we get to experience Vito grow, from a humble, grocery worker to a man with power,…
Looking back on my movie diary it has been almost five years since I saw this, possibly the greatest sequel ever made. During that time I've watched almost 3000 films, but hadn't returned to the Corleone saga until the missus popped it in on Thursday evening.
Much has been made of whether the second chapter of this Italian/American crime family drama is even better than Coppola's original film. Some like the De Niro factor that appears here, others prefer Brando's understated greatness, but to try and separate them seems futile as they both give incredible performances in a multi-layered story as complex as it is compelling. We get part sequel part prequel as the origin story of Don Vito's early…
Puzo, Coppola, Pacino, De Niro. Was there ever any doubt this wasn't going to be incredible. The perfect sequel which did the impossible and surpassed the original in terms of ambition and quality, this, at times is almost hypnotic in the way it demands your attention. With two parallel stories acting as both a sequel and a prequel, we get the best of both worlds as Pacino and De Niro hook us with stories encompassing two generations of the Corleone Family. Riveting, compelling, timeless.
Probably the best use of flashback in any film ever. This movie tells us Michael's story as he takes over as the Don as well as his fathers story about the formation of his business all those years ago. I think the most powerful thing about these movies is looking at the people who are being portrayed as villains. They are kind, caring, and family-oriented people and yet their business and the actions they are forced to make make them bad people. There's a lesson in that. The Godfather part II is just as good as its predecessor.
I'm scared to watch part 3
Oh, The Godfather: Part II, tú posiblemente seas mucho y con esta primera vez no pude apreciarlo en demasía. Lo que sí no se puede negar es el talento nato que tuvo Mario Puzo en crear grandes personajes con historias verdaderamente bien hechas, así como también el talento que nunca me deja de asombrar del Nino Rota y por esa actuación tan impecable que siempre brinda uno de los mejores actores de la historia, el gran Robert DeNiro.
Mi principal problema que tuve con esta segunda parte es que considero que tiene muchos altibajos, más altos que bajos claro está, pero fueron esos bajos los que no me permitieron disfrutarla…
It's pretty much a perfect film right up until the end, when Fredo is assassinated by his own brother's henchman, which undermined a great deal of the emotional impact of the film, the aspect that made the sequel superior to the original in first place.
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A brilliant follow up to the original masterpiece
One of the rare cases where the sequel is better than the original
The Godfather Part 2 helps to continue the saga of the Corleone crime family, telling the back story of young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. The movie also follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood, pre-revolution Cuba and Florida. Michael ends up facing his own personal problems trying to keep his collapsing marriage from falling apart beyond repair and trying to keep the relationship between him and his brother intact.
I chose this movie because it helps to continue the epic saga of the Godfather. I enjoyed seeing the first movie to the point where I had to watch this one because I…
Oh hey, look, it's another masterpiece. I can't decide if I like this one or the first more! They are both amazing works of cinema. Not to mention, THE ORANGE SYMBOLISM IS BACK!
The Godfather: Part 2 continues Michael's (Al Pacino) story-arc from the first movie. It also gives the iconic Don Vito (Robert De Niro) a compelling backstory. Part 2 goes back and forth between both arcs, which gives the movie a dynamic feel.
I really find it funny how amazing this movie is for a sequel. The acting is impeccable! Even those who played minor characters in the first movie were excellent. What can I say? I love a good mafia drama, and this one might be the best.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…