The Godfather (movie review)

At this point, what can I say about The Godfather that hasn’t already been said? Probably just this one thing… and someone has probably said it already.

The Godfather is regarded as the second best film of all time by the American Film Institute, only preceded by Citizen Cane. It’s that good and I love it. The photography, the performances, the music, the directing… it’s all iconic, influential, whatever you want to say. It’s great and the movie more than stands up to repeat viewings, which, in my view, are required.

That’s really the only negative aspect to The Godfather; it’s overwhelming for a simpleton like me. The first time I saw it, I remember thinking, “That was AWESOME! But I think I missed a few bits… like, why’d they kill Abe Vigoda? Let me start the movie over again.” The movie has a million characters and it’s a long one, but it flows beautifully, so that’s not an issue, but again, if you’re like me and you’re not the brightest crayon in the box, you’ll need to watch this one a few times. But that’s a GOOD THING! The movie is rich in detail, the images are beautiful, everyone is sooo good in the flick… I could go on forever, but you get what I’m saying.

The Godfather is a perfect movie movie even if it’s not the perfect movie as listed by the AFI (I think The Godfather is better than Citizen Cane, but then, there’d be no Godfather without Citizen Cane, so it’s not an argument worth having.). I give it a 10 out of 10. It’s amazing and everyone should watch it over and over again. It’s required viewing at least once every ten years at minimum.

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Posted on May 5, 2014, in movie review and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

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