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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.
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…
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This review reportedly contains 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…
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…
Just imagine Francis Ford Coppola doing that to every single one of his Godfather fans.
Might have been solidly OK as a part of any other franchise (with the glaring exception of Sofia Coppola, who is a talented director but a distractingly terrible actor). As a member of the Godfather trilogy, will never be anything but an abysmal disappointment.
Assisti ao 3º filme da trilogia e fiquei emocionado ao final dela. A sessão aconteceu depois de um almoço que preparei: frango teriaki e arroz... com um vinho.
Godfather Michael Corleone strives for legitimacy at the dawning of the 1980s, but finds that things are even more corrupt in the straight world. Third chapter of the mammoth saga is a brilliant, flawed work which suffers from a hurried and stormy production, a disjointed script which underwent last-minute rewrites, and the ill-advised, final-hour casting of Coppola’s own daughter in the crucial role of Pacino’s daughter. Still, there are passages here that are as stunning as anything in the first two films, and the opera finale is breathtaking. Pacino is fine (if a little too Vegas-hip), but Garcia is the real winner here, with his star-making performance as Pacino’s violent, magnetic nephew.
The first two parts had so many things perfect, and this one did not. It is still better than the average movie. Coppolla gave us his own style of a Shakespeare type tragedy story.
The Godfather: Part III is a disappointment. This is a fact that no one on this planet disagrees with, including myself. However, just because a film does not meet the excellence of the prior films, it doesn't mean the film doesn't have merit.
The Godfather Part III is a film that plays out like an opera, which is directly referenced in the film's 3rd act unfolds in a highly melodramatic fashion. And this works--the end of the first film is high melodrama as much as it is a gangster procedural. The editing between the executions in the first film and Michael's godson getting baptized is one of the great moments in cinema, and it's exciting in its flamboyance. The…
Not nearly as bad as I'd been led to believe although Sofia did her best to sink the ship.
Where's Wilford Brimley when you need him?
The most disapointing film since well ever.
The Godfather Part III was my most anticapted film of 1990 until I saw the film and experience one of the most disapointing films ever in the history of cinema.
Al Pacino was great as Don Corolene but the film 170 min running feels flat with a lacking yet unnessacry performance by Sofia Coppla.
The script was the best thing about this movie describing a film that everyone was so looking forward to this was only to be so upset that this film makes you realize this was a unnessacry film and the ending was a nightmare.
The Godfather Part III ends the trilogy on a very lacking low note that I was so hoping that this ends the saga on the right note but only to be disapointed.
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