The Godson Reviews
The antics of Dom Deluise are somewhat entertaining because his performance is greatly reminiscent of Marlon Brando's in The Godfather in terms of characterisation and voice, and that provides vague entertainment for an extended period of time, but the time in the film is too extended and after sitting through what feels like 90 minutes of boring unfunny dynamics, it becomes clear through sad realisation that only 34 minutes have passed, a sad and boring 34 minutes which foreshadowing another painful 62 minutes in which Kevin McDonald fails to good his own on screen and instead of being a clever comedic send-up of gangster films, his character is essentially an insult to them, and his childish voice is best reserved for his well known role in Lilo and Stitch. Essentially, nobody bothered to put any effort into The Godson aside from the two top-billed actors and it essentially becomes a foreshadowing of the poor quality direct-to-video distribution that is usually reserved for films of this calibre.
It's unfortunate the careers of Dom Deluise and Rodney Dangerfield have sunk this low, because they actually put effort into The Godson with a convincing a clever role from Dom Deluise and a stereotypical and funny wiseguy role from Rodney Dangerfield, and Lou Ferrigno wasn't bad. But they're held back by an uncreative and unfunny film with lack of direction and an emptiness left by Bob Hoge who essentially ran out of ideas in the film and clearly stuffed it with cheap filler but not enough Rodneg Dangerfield who could have kept the jokes alive, but instead The Godson is a film beyond dead. It's essentially the cure to insomnia because staying awake during it proved difficult both times I tried to watch it.