The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II ★★★★★

I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. YOU BROKE MY HEART.

The Godfather II is both a sequel and a prequel, and matches The Godfather I as an effective mob classic, but what makes this version shine brighter are the chances for the characters to reveal more of their selves. Connie's journey, Kay's big revelation in the hotel and Fredo's choices all have impacts on the Corleone crime family, and their actors filled up their roles with bravado and believability. The plot is too full to the brim and is almost convoluted (again), but the unpredictability of it and Coppola's deft direction cemented the mood throughout the movie. The Godfather II's flashback scenes not losing it's tone also deserves praises. Truly a classic.

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