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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…
Just imagine Francis Ford Coppola doing that to every single one of his "Godfather" fans.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in."- Michael Corleone
After two perfect films and a sixteen year gap we got The Godfather Part III. I used to love this film almost as much as the first two, but had a falling out with it last year. Now after about a year I decided to give it another chance. Unfortunately it was even worse this time. To be honest, I doubt I'll ever watch this film again and I feel a bit sad to say that considering the way that I once felt a out it. I wish I could look past some of its missteps like I once did, but I just can't.
There are offputting rumours that Francis Ford Coppola only made this belated sequel to finance a personal project, and his daughter (Sofia Coppola) does an unfortunately embarrassing job as a stand-in for Winona Ryder (whether or not it's because she's up against the calibre of Pacino, Garcia, Keaton, etc or because she was just plain bad). Overall, The Godfather, Part III is of course nowhere near as competent as the original two, but it is sweeping and grand-looking enough - with dots of extreme violence - to be possessive of that true 'Godfather' ambience. Heavily flawed, yet still brilliant.
It's hard to decide whether the existence of the other two Godfather films (both masterpieces) make this film seem better or seem worse. On one hand, it cannot possibly measure up, of course; on the other hand, it is exciting and somewhat satisfying to see the characters we know and love change, and reach the natural end of their dramatic arcs.
On its own, it's severely flawed, but not without some merit. For one, the script is stilted: the dialogue is pure melodrama, with none of the humor or spark of Parts I and II.
The words of the dialogue are forced, and seem out of place in modern times. The acting is not much better: wooden, lifeless, super-serious. This…
After watching part I and II, this is like seeing a good friend for the last time
Ya know, it’s not you’re fault. You were fine, a good movie with some good performance, but… But you weren’t Part I or Part II. It’s not your fault. It’s not you, it’s me.
I don’t we think we will ever know if Part III is actually a good film; It’s like the third son, the first son becomes President, the second son is a war hero, the third son is a school teacher, great profession, little acclaim.
Ugh.this is not a terrible film, but so not a piece with the first two. Not the same director, not the same Al Pacino, with only the finale feeling like it belongs among the iconic previous films. The less said about Sofia's scene destroying acting the better...
Boring, portentous, over-long, but nowhere near the worst thing that Sofia Coppola has been involved with.
The ending is superb, the story is superb but there are some awful casting problems when the original 2 had no flaws Sept from maybe being over long.
The first hour or so actually managed to hold my attention, but after that it became just a bore, with a couple good scenes interspersed throughout. I had no interest in stocks or the whole the Vatican plot , and Michael's kids were especially badly acted. It all culminates in a stretched out and dull climax, with a laughably rushed final scene.
Thankfully Part II is a perfect ending to the series, so this never needs to be watched again.
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