Both the godfather part ii and its predecessor remain highly influential films, especially in the gangster genre, and the former has been reevaluated in 1997, the american film institute ranked it as the 32nd-greatest film in american film history and it retained this position 10 years later. R e-released 40 years on, and digitally polished, francis coppola's breathtakingly ambitious prequel-sequel to his first godfather movie is as gripping as ever it is even better than the first film, and has the greatest single final scene in hollywood history, a real coup de cinéma. Overall, the godfather ii is still the perfect film the shortcomings cover the advantages that exist in this movie. This is the brilliance of “the godfather: part ii” it strips away the romanticism that pop culture has with the gangster lifestyle, letting the viewer know that the price is too high to pay for the wealth and power that comes with organized crime.
Moving through the deep shadows and heavy glooms of his vast estate, michael corleone presides over the destruction of his own spirit in “the godfather, part ii” the character we recall from “ the godfather ” as the best and brightest of don vito’s sons, the one who went to college and enlisted in the marines, grows into a cold and ruthless man, obsessed with power. Critic reviews for the godfather, part ii all critics (72) | top critics (11) | fresh (70) | rotten (2) | dvd (15) it goes much deeper than the godfather in analyzing the twisted mentalities of these men who pervert the capitalist system for their own gain. In addition to the game on playstation 2, i’ve also played the godfather series on pc and it’s fun this film is a sequel to the godfather first, the film is adapted from the novel trilogy mario puzo. It might be hard to believe that a sequel to the godfather could surpass its progenitor, but part ii does as the great film critic pauline kael wrote, the sequel both widens and deepens the original story, and it punishes audiences for growing so comfortable with the fundamentally monstrous deeds of the primary characters.
The musical score plays an even greater role in “the godfather: part ii” than it did in the original film nostalgic, mournful, evoking lost eras, it stirs emotions we shouldn’t really feel for this story, and wouldn’t, if the score were more conventional for a crime movie. The godfather part ii is a consummation of the saga of the corleone crime family regarded by many as the best sequel ever, the godfather part ii is equally brilliant as its precursor and good enough to stand on its own. The hollywood reporter's original review is below: on dec 20, 1974, francis ford coppola unveiled the godfather: part ii in wide release the paramount film claimed six oscars at the 47th academy awards, including for best picture. The godfather: part ii – review 5 / 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars francis coppola's breathtakingly ambitious prequel-sequel to his first godfather movie is as gripping as ever.
“the godfather” romanticized the life of organized crime by telling the story as a family drama while “the godfather: part ii”, released in 1974, gives an unflinching look at the dark side of power and vice, giving the sequel a more realistic portrayal of the mafia, and making the second movie the superior film in the “godfather” trilogy. Director francis ford coppola depicts the fall of michael corleone as a grand, sweeping melodrama in the godfather part ii. “the godfather” romanticized the life of organized crime by telling the story as a family drama while “the godfather: part ii”, released in 1974, gives an unflinching look at the dark side of power and vice, giving the sequel a more realistic portrayal of the mafia, and making the second movie the superior film in the “godfather. In addition, some characters like frankie and clemenza also still exist in the godfather ii in 1901 at sicilia, vito andolini lost his father and brother who was killed by don ciccio vito’s mother asks don ciccio to take care of vito but don ciccio refuses because afraid that vito has a very deep revenge until adult. Released in 1974 to much critical/ oscar acclaim and once again directed by francis ford coppola, the godfather: part ii takes place over several decades by telling us two important stories we have a sequel to the first film, showing us michael corleone's struggle as the new don to control a new business opportunity in cuba, as well as discover who is attempting to betray him.
The storyline of the godfather ii looks more complex than the first film supporting characters in it are also reproduced, forget the main character and lost itself for no reason one of them was fredo’s betrayal and a trial suddenly ensnared by michael. Although “the godfather” is a long, minutely detailed movie of some three hours, there naturally isn’t time to go into the backgrounds and identities of such characters as clemenza, the family lieutenant jack woltz, the movie czar luca brasi, the loyal professional killer mccluskey, the crooked cop and the rest. The godfather is an american film series that consists of three crime drama films directed by francis ford coppola inspired by the novel of the same name by italian american author mario puzo the series follows the trials of the corleone family, italian americans whose patriarch, vito corleone , rises to be a major figure in american organized crime. After a careful restoration of the first two movies, the godfather movies were released on dvd and blu-ray disc on september 23, 2008, under the title the godfather: the coppola restoration the work was done by robert a harris of film preserve.
The early life and career of vito corleone in 1920s new york city is portrayed, while his son, michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. Reviews 734 user | 163 critic popularity 217 (76) millie bobby brown before eleven related lists from imdb editors top 100 movies as rated by women on imdb in 2016 a list of 100 titles the godfather: part ii (1974) 9 /10 want to share imdb's rating on your own site use the html below.
The godfather: part ii the godfather ii has two stories one is the story of the corleone mafia family continued when michael became a tycoon and an areas expansion plot into las vegas and cuba, interspersed with memories of godfather when he first arrived in new york together with the first part, the godfather ii is considered to be one of the best films of all time. Al pacino in 1974's 'the godfather: part ii' on dec 20, 1974, francis ford coppola unveiled the godfather: part ii in wide release the paramount film claimed six oscars at the 47th academy awards, including for best picture.