I just finished watching the Godfather Part 2 and so far both part 1 and 2 have been great as expected. I have heard part 3 isnt nearly as good as 1 and 2. Should I watch part 3 or is it okay to skip it?
The Godfather Trilogy
Watch either the first and second again and do coke off of the third one.
Godfather 3's reputation as not being "like" the first two is well deserved. It isn't just that it isn't as good - it's not even in the same fucking ballpark. The first two are classics, two of the greatest movies of all time. The third isn't really even that good of a movie - Godfather or not.
I know part three isn't anything on part one and two but I do like part three. It shows Michael's deep personal conflict about what he felt he 'had' to do to protect his family. It deals with remorse and the question of redemption. Can Michael ever be forgiven for what he's done and what is the cost of that forgiveness?. I think the movie contributes well to the over all trilogy and is certainly worth the watch.
If you want to experience the entire Don Michael Corleone experience, then you'd have to watch part three. But everyone is right, it's definitely not as good as the others. So long as you know what your getting into you won't be too mad. Three completes the trilogy, so I say watch it - at least that way you'll understand why we don't like it so much.
" I know part three isn't anything on part one and two but I do like part three. It shows Michael's deep personal conflict about what he felt he 'had' to do to protect his family. It deals with remorse and the question of redemption. Can Michael ever be forgiven for what he's done and what is the cost of that forgiveness?. I think the movie contributes well to the over all trilogy and is certainly worth the watch. "This is a good point. I think we all hate on part three because we expect more of 1 & 2 - which it's not. If you can try to accept it as a different story in the same setting, you might enjoy it. It does show a side of Michael that is not yet seen. He is religious - yet still one clever boss. I just get so lost in all the church/pope stuff that it lost its luster, at least for me.
If you can stomach Sofia Coppola's acting, an absence of Tom Hagan (Robert Duvall), and a convoluted and uninteresting story, then watch it and enjoy, because Al Pacino has never delivered a better performance. The whole crime story aspect of Part III certainly is a sore spot, but in retrospect the Godfather trilogy wasn't really about the inner workings of organized crime anyways, but rather how it interfered, enhanced, accelerated, and ultimately doomed the family involved. Part I, in particular, was my favorite because of its operatic nature: the isolated Don in his pristine office, pondering if his means for survival has stripped his children of a legitimate life, and his son, so hellbent on abandoning the "family business," failed to see that his father had always felt the same way. A better film in regards to a realistic portrayal of the mafia would be Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" (1990), being based on a true story.
Liking Godfather to me is similar to liking Zeppelin; they're cliche answers to the "What are the best blank?" "
It's cliche for a reason, though. Godfather Part 2 is one of the best movies ever made. Ever. In the history of ever.
Godfather Part 3 never happened, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
" Best part of the 3rd movie:Yeah this scene (and what happens directly after this moment) is what part 3 is all about and why it's worth the watch. An aging Michael Corleone confronting the sins of the past. He's lost all hope for any salvation of his own soul and only seeks desperately to free his family from the horrors of his past and the world he has built. The 'weight' of the film comes from his eventual understanding that in order to free his family he has to go all the way and free himself. To find a way to forgive himself and Al Pacino nails that depth and conflict. It's just such a shame that all the peripheral goings on in the movie seem...almost pointless. But then again it's there to demonstrate what his legacy ends up being, the face of the world he created."
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