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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.
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…
Few sequels can match the charge of anticipation you feel before watching the third part of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather series. The first two parts – released in 1972 and 1974 – won Oscars as Best Picture and rank as the twin peaks of Mob movies.
So when it sinks in that this nearly three-hour sequel is not up to the level of its predecessors, the disappointment runs deep. Is Part III worth your time? Of course. It's still The Godfather, and some of it is deeply affecting.
The positive aspects of the film is the acting (for the most part). Al Pacino gives some his greatest emotional ranges in this film, and Andy Garcia as newcomer Vincent is astounding.…
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.
I don't care what anyone says, The Godfather part III is a great film, of course it's not as good as the first two but that is not a slight on this one. I really enjoy the story of Michael trying to legitimise the family business while at the same time doing deals with the Catholic Church and thus being trapped in the ways of how he's always done things.
The thing that people always mention in regards to this film is the performance of…
first, the obvious stuff: this movie is not and could never have been on the same level of the first and especially second Godfather films. Those were Coppola working at some of the heights of his powers and by the time 1990 rolled around, the magic just couldn't be recaptured. Second, thankfully Sofia Coppola has emerged as a fantastic film director as she sucks horribly, HORRIBLY as an actress.
all that business aside and Godfather III is a clearly rushed and strangely made for television looking epilogue to the saga. It lacks the scope and visual poetry the other films had just something constantly seems "off". it's far from being a BAD movie, it has some great moments and it really isn't the disaster some call it. just Michael Coreleone himself, Godfather Part III just can't compete with it's rich legacy.
You know, I'd have done it for money, too.
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