Michael James’s review published on Letterboxd:
It ain’t that easy to make a sequel to a masterpiece, but Godfather 2 successfully accomplishes the feat with high standards. The movie acts as both a prequel & sequel to its predecessor, alternating between two timelines showcasing the early life of Vito Corleone and the journey of Michael Corleone into a powerful Don. Robert DeNiro plays the young Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone. It’s a complete treat to watch Al Pacino and DeNiro at their fantabulous best.
Francis Ford Coppola's direction impresses even more and stamps his authority with his filmmaking. The music, cinematography and editing just got even better. With a runtime of 200 minutes, the narrative is paced really well retaining its intensity throughout. The story fits seamlessly with its first and hands down, both the parts are the greatest examples of finest filmmaking you’ll come across. Must Watch Classics.
“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”