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.
What a disappointing final chapter for The Godfather trilogy. I had relatively low expectations for Part III, but I was feeling excited to watch it at the same time since the first two films were so memorable. I didn't find it bad, but it certainly had many problems. I didn't like how they wrapped the whole Fredo story arc in only a couple of minutes, so I thought that was a wasted opportunity. In addition, Connie not being suspicious at all with what happened to him at that time wasn't very believable for me as she knew how ruthless Michael used to be. There are plenty of cheesy romantic scenes involving Mary Corleone and Vincent Mancini, which could have been…
I concluded my Godfather Easter Marathon last night around the stroke of midnight. I held off on writing a review because i was tired and I had to take a break from Corleones and killings. I even watched Lincoln on BluRay for the first time since seeing it theaters. And after THAT little break I watched The Godfather Part III for the first time since I vowed to never watch it again unless I had to.
I always say that the Godfather trilogy is one of the most "marathonable" series ever, but when I say that, usually including Part III is optional. Now I'm not going to be one of "those guys" who sits here and shits on the movie…
You Broke My Heart, Francis.
"Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger."
Francis Ford Coppola The Godfather Part III had a lot to live up to, the concepts of the film was interesting, and the story nicely ended the tragic story of Michael Corleone.
I won't go and say that I didn't like The Godfather Part III, but this is not at the same level as the other two, there was a lack of heart in the making of the film, seems to me like Coppola was more interested in ending the saga than developing the characters like in the previous films, that really hurt the overall of the film.
Considered the lesser of the three,this is still a powerful film.
The Godfather and The Godfather Part II stand alone as arguably the two greatest crime films ever made. Taking the story that one step further with Part III was considered a mistake by some but still delivers a lesson in storytelling that most movies can only dream about. Epic,grandiose and with a complex and sometimes convoluted plot,this tries desperately just like Michael Corleone himself to distance itself from the violence of the first two.
Michael's dream of a business empire and family structure totally free from any criminal activity is torn apart just when he thinks they will go legit. Featuring a poorly made-up Al Pacino in his signature…
The Godfather: Part III is not a bad movie. It's just disappointing. At the end of the second film, Michael Corleone alienated everyone in his life. He might have been rich and powerful but he's all alone. He was the Citizen Kane for a contemporary audience. This movie, unfortunately, reverses all that. Here, Michael is a billionaire running a big corporation that has ties with the Roman Catholic Church. This is such a major accomplishment that his involvement with the mafia is ignored by almost everyone. So he's on top of the world again and getting love and respect from everyone that's important in his life. Then everything is ruined when his nephew starts screwing up. That feels very underwhelming and ruins an iconic saga.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Part III is not exactly a great film. It doesn't feel like a Godfather film, for many reasons. First, the setting is more modern, so you lose the wonderful atmosphere and costume/set design from earlier films. Second, the acting, especially Sofia Coppola, isn't that great. Her having a large role and being rather...uh...well, kinda terrible does no service to the film. Third, the dialogue just doesn't seem as intelligent/well-written as the previous two entries. Lastly, the plot of the film, though entertaining in the third act, still lacked some sort of engaging hook or cohesive element that prevented me from ever being truly interested or impressed by the film.
I'll go out on a limb here and say that if the previous two Godfather films didn't exist then this would be considered a great gangster epic. But then again, it needs the other two films to make sense so there we go.
Anyway, I still don't get all the hate for this film, Yes, it's not as good as either of the other two but how many sequels made 16-odd years after their previous entry live up to a legacy like The Godfather's? The old comments about Sofia Coppola's acting - or lack of it - still ring true and the plot is a little convoluted but as a classy crime drama released at a time when genres like gangsters and westerns were being hijacked by the Brat Pack it still stands high above everything else - except Goodfellas.
Not as solid as the first two, but it's a powerful conclusion to the trilogy, and has some amazing moments from Pacino; the Godfather goes out like King Lear.
It took so long to finish the end of an legendary saga. This movie was a little odd than the first two. Sofia Coppola was very bad in this movie as she was seen much in this movie. Andy Gracia just takes his role to another level and Al Pacino is just legendary.
I am a huge fan of the first two Godfather movies, and I had long dreaded visiting the final installment in what is almost certainly the greatest series of films ever produced. I had been led to believe that Part III, made sixteen years after Part II, was a complete disappointment that added nothing to the series. After watching it, I must say that it exceeded my expectations, but only barely.
The best moments of Part III are of a comparable quality to some of the better moments of its predecessors. If I saw this film in isolation, I might think it was quite good. Alas, I am not afforded that luxury. As a sequel, it is a disappointment, but…
This gets too much hate for my liking. Sure, it pales in comparison to Coppola’s two classics and the overwrought plot can be a little too heavy at times, but there is some great stuff on show here. Part II ends with Michael alone, destroyed by the mayhem he has caused to others. The man had everything at one point, but he’d lost it all – because of his own vicious actions. Part III’s portrayal of Michael follows this rather nicely: he understands the pain he’s caused. The film shows him in more of a remorseful manner, suffering because of those actions and dealing with his losses. Coppola’s direction is a little too heavy-handed at times, but he utilises the…
Cerre mi maratón de The Godfather con buen pie, si señores, The Godfather Part III me encantó. Es increíble el desprecio que le tienen a la tercera entrega, pero a pesar de todo lo que leí y advertencias que me dieron me gustó más de lo que esperaba, o dirán algunos, más de lo que debiera.
The Godfather Part III también cuenta una historia, más dramática, más intensa, y de alguna manera, más emocionante. La trama es muy buena, no se torna lenta y se comprende muy bien, va poco a poco y es muy interesante ver como se van desarrollando los hechos. Un guión espectacular, con algo menos de asombroso pero que no deja de relucir.
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