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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.
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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…
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.
And so it ends. With a gunshot, a stain of blood and a cry in the dark.
The rest is just a dance with memories, till it comes.
Acts more as an epilogue to the first two Godfather films than as a standalone third film. It might have done better if it stuck by its original title "The Death of Michael Corleone."
I had actually never seen this one before. Bad reviews at release kept me away because II was a slight disappointment and got rave reviews. Fuck me what a ride. This is a flawed masterpiece. Clearly money was an issue with Pacino's makeup being both full of continuity flaws and poorly executed. Could easily have been the best of the three with the theme of flawed redemption and the interweaving of real life events into the Corleone narrative. If you have been avoiding this one due to what famous film critics have said jump on in. Has some of the best one liners of the franchise! Worth the effort.
I honestly don't know what movie other people were watching.
You hate Sofia Coppola? Fine. She makes a better director than an actress, I agree. But if you think she's horrible, you haven't seen enough movies. I can show you horrible acting.
Was it the tying in of the 30 day reign of John Paul I with a Vatican conspiracy angle? I have some Oliver Stone movies you should probably watch.
Is it because Michael Corleone was made to pay for his sins committed over two movies? Is it because there's not enough mafia stuff in there for you? Is it because Paramount wouldn't pay Robert Duvall, so there's no Tom Hagen? Is it because there's not as much blood as in the other two movies?
I don't get it. I enjoyed it. That is all I ask of a movie.
Though I will agree with you on the Robert Duvall thing.
'Tisn't as good.
Looking at this film after the previous installments makes this movie very very weak. Looking at it as a film, it's actually a fantastic piece. It is not as good as the first one by a long shot but it really is a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. The end actually made me enjoy the movie more than I had before. It did tend to seem to drag out at times, but I looked that over for the quality of the film. It is of high quality, just as the others are. The acting is superb and the cinematography is heavenly. The Godfather is one of the greatest films of all time, which is hard to beat, but this film gives it a conclusion that will be remembered for a long, long time.
I'm posting a more indef review tomorrow but to quote the muppets. "It can't get any worse than the Godfather III"
The Mafia. Third Installment. Al Pacino. Zombie-like Sofia Coppola. Diane Keaton in uncomfortable/ill-fitting wig. Talia Shire transformed to Matyr'd Saint.
Cinematic Fail. Cinematic Error.
Where is Robert Evans when you need him?
This is the first time I've watched it in its entirety. I watched parts of it on TV but the Sofia Coppola scenes caused me to change to channel every single time. Watching it this time, from the beginning, I wasn't annoyed with her. I don't know if it's because I watched it from the beginning or me growing as a film watcher (the last time I tried watching it, I was still in high school). With the Sofia business out of the way, let's talk about the rest of the film.
Al Pacino and Diane Keaton are as great as ever, but the stand-outs of the film are Andy Garcia and Talia Shire. Garcia is great as Sonny's bastard…