This film deserves better.
Everyone loves The Godfather Part II, deservedly so, but just like Michael to Vito, this sequel lives in the shadow of its [marginally] superior predecessor.
Looking at this film from the objective standpoint it demands, it's undeniably a masterpiece. The continuation of Michael's story is seamless and could not be more satisfying, meaning that the tragedies that come from his ruthlessness hurt all the more.
There are a lot of elements in these movies that it seem pointless to comment as there is little to be said that hasn't been said already by someone better at reviewing movies. That being said, I must say that Robert De Niro's first Oscar-winning performance is unbelievably perfect!! After Marlon…