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The Godfather: Part III
All the power on earth can't change destiny.
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
It's like watching DaVinci piss over the Mona Lisa really.
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Watching The Godfather: Part III is painful, all the more so because despite the fact that it's so mediocre, there are enough tantalizing glimpses of greatness in it that I can't help but be all the more disappointed with the film.
The look of the film is just right. It's not quite as dark as the previous two installments, but it's just as rich in detail and color. And the music score is still there, accompanied by several familiar faces, both of which made me feel, however momentarily, that I was indeed watching the third part of one of the greatest American epics ever made.
There are several moments of poignancy, most of which come when the new cast is…
There should be a GODFATHER PART IV but BACK TO THE FUTURE II style with old Vincent going back in time to help young Vincent during the events of GODFATHER PART II.
The violent history of the Corleone crime family did conclude on an ideal note in The Godfather Part II but thanks to the unquenchable greed of studio executives plus the dire circumstances director Francis Ford Coppola found himself in during that time, what was until then a perfectly flawless motion picture saga ultimately got tainted by a much inferior third instalment, which wasn't even required in the first place.
Continuing the story of Michael Corleone, The Godfather Part III finds the aging & guild-ridden Mafia kingpin seeking ways to legitimise his criminal empire, having slowly distanced himself & his family from the underworld over the years. But his efforts to come out clean is thwarted when an assassination attempt made on his…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Originally I was going to watch "Chinatown" for the first time, and review it, but since when I marathon a series, I prefer to finish said series as soon as possible. Guess what movie I'm planning on reviewing next then? Now onto the review.
The Godfather Part III is a 1990 American crime film written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. It completes the story of Michael Corleone, a Mafia kingpin who tries to legitimize his criminal empire. The film also weaves into its plot a fictionalized account of two real-life events: the 1978 death of Pope John Paul I and the Papal banking scandal of 1981–1982; both are linked with the affairs of Michael…
"All my life I kept trying to go up in society. Where everything higher up was legal. But the higher I go, the crookeder it becomes. Where the hell does it end?"
The Godfather finally tries to make peace with himself, his family, and his God. Here we see a far more reflective, softer and more malleable Michael. He appears to make a genuine attempt at redemption. But Is there hope for a man with a soul so darkened by his life of crime?
This is the question for the final episode of the Godfather trilogy. The way that this question is answered somehow made the final installment the most powerful of the three, at least for me.
The general opinion on the third part of the trilogy is divided and so is mine. On tear jerk scale this beats the other two by far, also on speed of action. Additionally, Michael Corleone becomes humane and humble and it all comes together in a nice although violent way. I like it, alone or as part of the story. And... it made me cry...
The third and final Godfather movie to finish the trilogy is considered to be a disappointment compared to the first two films. I don’t disagree with this statement after having watched the film, however I did think the story of Michael Corleone ended fittingly. I actually liked some parts of this film. Don’t get me wrong, this is not a great and very memorable film, but I did think it had its moments. Despite the film not living up to Godfather standards, there were some moments I really enjoyed about the film. I really liked the direction and ultimate conclusion of Michael Corleone’s story. He was a character who initially did not want to have any part in the “family…
Often giving a bad rap, The Godfather Part III is never something I've disliked. I've watched it plenty of times and actually think it's a very strong movie. It's just let down slightly by it just not seeming quite the same as before.
However, even if you would have liked for Michael Corleone's arc to end as it did, this film does a great job with the redemption angle that brings everything full circle. Although Al Pacino is almost like another actor in comparison, he definitely acts more like himself in this one than the Michael from the first two films, that acting style suits this poratayal.
Sofia Coppola is pretty awful as everyone knows and has no chemistry with Andy Garcia, which hurts one of the main plot points of the film but this still has a hell of a lot of good stuff.
Flawed, but far from awful.
I always thought this bad has s lot of harsh criticism on it. It has two perfect films before it and this one isn't perfect in comparisons to them. I thought that it has something significant to say but it gets rather bogged down and becomes boring. If the film were to get a heavy edit to it, it would be pretty great. It wants to be such a nostalgia picture that it gets lost in revisiting the past that it fails to see the big picture ahead of it. The film has some beautiful imagery in it and is beautifully shot but the church stuff isn't as thought out as it should have been. I got from the film…
Long put off due to reputation, though seems a little unfair. Doesn't have the lushness of its predecessors (across the board). Comparisons unavoidable though would be interesting to see in a vacuum. Rushes towards increasingly generic climax. With low expectations it's perfectly watchable. Garcia fiery intensity isn't inline with nuanced characterisation of parts I & II but his presence lifts the film, which would have been a duller affair without him. Cheaper, yes, but not phoned-in.
I think it would have been as great as the first two without the first hour or so.
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