Jack Aling’s review published on Letterboxd:
The Passing of the Torch.
When The Prince Charles Cinema put on a 35mm Godfather Trilogy screening, it was an offer I couldn't refuse.
The Godfather is not only one of the greatest films of all time because of its masterful storytelling, attention to detail or incredible performances. It has the lasting factor to stand out amongst the rest over almost 50 years later.
I let the film sit for a few days and I found myself repeatedly coming back to it. Yes, it's a long watch. Yes, some scenes are slower than others. But it all adds to the epic experience that is The Godfather.
It does such a fantastic job of absorbing you into its world. The music, the setting, the characters, the cinematography.
I was hesitant if it would live up to the hype, but thankfully The Godfather is every bit as breathtaking as I hoped.
I won't ever take sides with anyone against the Family again.