The second installment of the epic saga of the Corleone family weaves the story of the early life of Vito Corleone in the 1920s in New York City alongside son Michael’s rise to prominence as a mafia kingpin in the 1950s.
Probably the most underrated of all films labelled "overrated". I can't understand the criticism of this masterpiece among many cinephiles, as if it's too easy to like and therefore should be discarded as typical Hollywood fare. But this is precisely where its beauty lies: Hollywood style stripped from its context and placed into an Italian one not unlike the filmic worlds of Visconti. Oh, and Nino Rota <3
Not sure I understand the people who say these films are "glamorizing" the mafia in the wake of films like "Gomorrah." No, the camera isn't shaking all over the place. But we've still got butchered prostitutes used as tools in a frame, fratricide, domestic abuse, suicide, garroting, stabbing, shooting... need I go on?
Unlike 'The Godfather: Part III', this film was made when it had to be made and so is the perfect continuation to a perfect movie. Made with the same inspiration, crew, and love for the story, I consider this one and Part I to be a hugely important film cut in two.
as solid as the original in terms of cinematic achievement however i was disinterested in the flash back sequences although beautifully designed and acted the events were honestly not that interesting to me.