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Calebe S.S.’s review published on Letterboxd:
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One of the very few 9/10s that left me speechless, but I still think the first one is better. I feel like Coppola should have made either a plotwise or emotionalwise connection of the past scenes between the present scenes. These scenes just seemed to exist only to show what was Vito Corleone's life.
And Kay's permission to leave came out of nowhere, I hoped Coppola would have predicted that but also not making it too obvious (much like how Empire Strikes Back had foreshadowed its "I Am Your Father" plot twist without throwing the plot twist on your face).
But those may have been the only issues I have with the movie, because trust me when I say I was tempted to give this work of art a 10/10. The pace doesn't make you sleep, the acting is better than the first one, and the dialogue is as cussing quoteable as the first one. I might give it a 10/10 in the future, but for now, it's a...