The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II ★★★★½

Scavenger hunt challenge #64 (July 2020)

11. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Finally got round to seeing this and I really loved it.  I think the balance between the past and the future was really well handled and the parallels between the rise and fall of the Corleone empire were so interestingly told and displayed.  Coppola’s directing in this film is much better than in the first film, the performances are just as good with Robert Cazale my personal favourite performance as Fredo, the score is much better but ultimately it’s just not as good as the original film. Whether that be Brando’s absence or the more complicated story structure or the 3h 20m length which was definitely felt at times, I think I prefer the original simpler story of the family which affected me more emotionally than this film did. Plus this is the 100th movie I’ve seen for the first time this year woooo

Film 11/31