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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.
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…
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…
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Just imagine Francis Ford Coppola doing that to every single one of his "Godfather" fans.
It's true that we judge this movie too quickly by what it isn't--which is to say the first two parts. But it still defines itself by what it isn't--which is to say an earlier draft where being "pulled back in" had more to do with old ghosts than Catholic financial conspiracies. If a Godfather movie cannot have Tom Hagen, then his son must play a role that reminds Michael of his own cruelty, not just an empty Church icon that conveniently tosses him a place in the climax. Coppola understood this, I think, but he couldn't write/work himself out of production/actorly drama like he could with Part II--or at least not at the magnitude of grief that said drama was…
And then they went full-Hollywood.
Over-the-top (or severely underwhelming) performances and an artificial plot make this movie a poor follow-up to the preceding masterpieces. But, it's not without its enjoyable aspects. Pacino is as good as ever, and his personal struggles pull us in. I loved seeing his near-reconciliation with Diane Keaton from the first movie. That scene alone is worth the price of admission.
It's worth watching. Just don't expect much.
A case of diminishing returns, but still a solid story: Michael Corleone in his later years is trying to stay legit by going into business with the church, but a new breed of gangster with ties to the church threatens to force him back into a life of crime. Good thing nephew Vicenzo (Garcia) is in town to take care of the dirty business. Al Pacino is absolutely magnificent, now portraying Corleone as a remorseful character afflicted by poor health, but the new generation of cast members cannot keep up. Garcia is credible enough, but Sofia Coppola does not have the acting experience for this type of movie. Sadly, blatant nepotism. Francis Coppola and Mario Puzo's screenplay does not feel as tight as previous iterations, but the film ends with a memorably dramatic shock. Very effective, dramatic score by Carmine Coppola, which incorporates Nino Rota's beautiful themes.
Note to self: stop eating oranges.
Sometime between 1979 and 1990 an alien killed Francis Ford Coppola, inhabited his body and stole his identity. It's the only thing that makes sense.
The third part of Frances Ford Coppola's trilogy is a step down from the preceding two masterpieces. You can see elements of greatness that was present in Parts I and II, but there's just enough pieces that take it down a notch.
Enough said about Sofia Coppola's performance. Let's talk about Pacino: still pretty good, but there's elements of latter-day Pacino in his performance that remind you of the actor, not the character. There's little that resembles the character of Michael Corleone as we left him in "The Godfather Part II," and it hurts the overall arc of the film. An elaborate plot involving the Vatican Bank also does the movie no favors.
Not a masterpiece. Maybe not even a good film. Sophia Coppola...good thing she found her calling as a director and not an actor. The last 35 minutes are great, vintage Godfather. Literally operatic.
siempre se tiende a menospreciar la conclusión de la trilogía. sí, no está a la altura narrativa de las otras dos, pero porque, creo, es una cosa independiente que el estudio obligó a coppola a nombrar como el padrino iii. es un estudio de la vejez, de todo lo que se nos está yendo de las manos y de dejar pasar a la nueva sangre. es "gerontion", es "sailing to byzantium".
aunque también es cierto que coppola la hace rimar con las otras tres, sobretodo porque michael usa toda la sabiduría de vito que medio desprecia en la ii. más específicamente cuando manda matar a lucchesi, keinszig, altobello, et al: la matanza de los jefes de las 5 familias en…
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