The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II ★★★½

For some reason I really didn’t get into this much. It was ok but nowhere near the first one

I thought the stuff with De Niro, though he was giving a great performance, it felt very disconnected and out of the rest of the picture, I liked it a lot more when it was the Pacino stuff but even then it had some flaws and it didn’t completely deliver for me. Maybe it has something to do with Brando, even though he wasn’t in the predecessor all that much, he had an amazing screen presence and the film feels emptier without him.

I can understand why people hold it in the same regard as the first as one of the greatest films of all time and I’m happy that it won best picture, it definitely deserved it over Chinatown. It’s just not really for me, at least not yet.

Maybe the 3rd will be better (probably not)

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