THE GODFATHER: PART II is one of the few films to truly live up to it's legacy as one of the greatest films (and sequels) ever made. While I did like The Godfather: Part 1, Part 2 is on a completely different level for me.
Watching Michael Corleone slowly deteriorate and his soul evaporate is a powerful sight to behold. This is a testament to Al Pacino's masterfully next-level performance. DeNiro is also incredible, and rightfully deserved his Oscar.
This is a film where every aspect of its filmmaking is of the highest order. The music, set design, editing, direction, acting, cinematography, writing, etc., you name it, it's without fault. Sublime cinema.
A truly brilliant masterpiece.