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Posted on 12/03/13 01:57 PM
The Godfather is considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made, that got me really excited two years ago. When I watched the movie, I was highly disappointed. It was the most boring, draggy and overrated movies I had ever seen. That was two years ago, I watched it again. My review now.
A crime epic, The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. -IMDB
I liked this movie so much better than from the last time I watched it. The first time I gave it a 5/10, big improvement. Probably because I've become more of a critic in that period of time. I'm not going to say it's one of the best movies I've ever seen, not at all. However this is still a very good movie.
The best part about the movie, Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone. Brando leads this movie like he was bore to, not a single mess up as one of the greatest movie characters in cinema, definitely deserving the Oscar. Al Pacino does equally great work as Michael, his favored son born to lead the family, should have won his Oscar. While I do not agree that Pacino was nominated for Supporting Actor while Brando for lead actor. Brando didn't have more screen time and the movie wasn't even centering on him. Other great work comes from beginners James Caan and even Robert Duvall.
The movie had an excellent script to work with, Francis Ford Coppola directs this movie like a master (He got an Oscar nomination for directing). He also wrote the script which I'm giving the man even more credit for his work. The costume design, fantastic. The set design also worth mentioning. But my favorite part, the quotes. This movie is full of some of the most memorable quotes in any movie. My personal favorite, "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse."
Now the gangster genre isn't my favorite. I really liked Pulp Fiction but other than that I haven't had any exceptions. The story of The Godfather to me stretches far too long. It's a near three hour movie and at moments I started to get bored and a little sleepy. But then BOOM! Something happens that catches my eye and it continues to entertain me. If you're not interested in this type of movie, you'll hate it. Trust me, I used to.
This movie is a very good movie. I'm not going to say it makes my top 30 or anything. The acting is great, one of the best casts ever put to film, an excellent script and directing from Francis Ford Coppola. But again, the story goes on too long. I give it a 8 out of 10