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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…
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…
I think I could have liked this much more as a stand-alone movie, but it is just so lacking compared to the other two that this time (third or fourth viewing) I couldn't think about anything other than what was wrong with this movie. The easiest improvement would have been to swap Andy Garcia, who could only have been selected for his physical similarity to the younger Al Pacino, with Joe Mantegna. My favorite part of all three movies is the settling of business at the end, but this time they had to have a voiceover with Garcia explaining things? I could go on but I am home sick in bed and need to rest.
I'm just going to come out and say it, this is my favourite Godfather film. It's what I thought when I first saw the trilogy properly on DVD a few years back and I thought my older and wiser self may have come to my senses, but no. I may not be alone in my views, Roger Ebert apparently rated Part III higher than Part II, although later updated his opinion.
Part III builds on everything in the previous films and without them it would be nothing. It's the only film where the women get a significant role which is something that felt severely lacking in the earlier chapters. The plot feels far fetched but is based on true events…
A film overshadowed by it's more regarded predecessors. Superior though they are, it would be interesting to see what reputation this film carried nowadays if was a stand alone movie without it's companion pieces looking over it's shoulder.
"The Death of Michael Corleone"
with the weight of an Italian Opera, full of callbacks to the better predecessors, and stacked with on-the-nose dialogue and melodrama, it's in the shade of the mountains' height the series has reached before. hate to beat a dead horse, but Sofia Coppola is horribly miscast for the responsibility she has. i'm not so sure this criticism is beyond Andy Garcia's inclusion either; he's all fervor to the character amalgamation he's created, but rather one-note. this is also the only installment that *feels* long, like Coppola and Puzo were padding out the story to make a 3-hour epic on par with the first two. still, it visits some interesting territory with the church and political…
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I think this one is better than part II.
I always wondered why people seem to bash the 3rd Godfather movie and after I realized how separated it is from the first 2 (16 years) I can see why. I don't think it's terrible, there's actually some pretty good things in it. Al Pacino is awesome, of course. It's more like a epilogue if anything. There is a weird incest relationship going on between cousins which is extremely weird and awkward.
In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to vow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing.
Not as bad as people make out, still a solid film on it's own, yet sadly it suffers from succeeding two of the greatest films of all time. Tough act to follow. Also missed the presence of cast members such as Robert Duvall.
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