The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II ★★★★★

I would rank this below the first. The subplot with the Rosato brothers is under-developed and the film loses a lot of steam in the second half with the Senate hearings, Michael having nothing else to do, and Frank being stuck in the army barracks. It's not quite as good as the first. I think my favorite parts of the movie are with Vito, and not only because it perfectly parallels Michael's attempts to run the family business and it helps inform the viewer of all the ways he's failing, but because the Vito stuff is simply more captivating.

PS: This movie was not even nominated for the Oscar for cinematography, so please remember this next time you assume the Oscars have any merit at all. They don't.

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