Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Movie: The Godfather Series
Unless you have purposefully avoided classic crime movies, or the length of them has daunted you, you probably have seen these movies already. If you haven't, I recommend you give them a try. In The Godfather, the story follows the Sicilian Corleone family. Don Corleone is the tired old Godfather who, like the other members of the great five families, is essentially is large and in charge. He has a host of sons, one of which is Al Pacino. Through a series of events, Italian opera music is played and dramatic scenes of disrespect and vengeance are rolled out.
The Godfather Part III has been held as the weakest of the films in the series. Without spoiling much, it revolves around a more tired, depressed, but wiser Michael Corleone. In it, the older Michael wishes to expunge himself from all ties to crime and go a more legitimate route, while his other business partners want to maintain the way things have been. While I agree that it is the weakest of the films, being that a lot of the key players from the earlier films are no longer involved, it is still a very well done film and worthy of The Godfather name.
Overall this is a great series from the past. There is a reason why they are considered classics. In an age before fancy special effects were largely incorporated, a special tale of blunt realism and well crafted dialogue was put forth. If you ever find yourself yearning for the best mafia flicks, or haven't seen them in a while, give this series a viewing. You may like it now that you've grown a little more. Now shut up, kiss the hand and pay the Don a little respect.