Javo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯’s review published on Letterboxd:
"If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it's that you can kill anybody."
I can't imagine the expectations when a sequel for The Godfather was announced, The Godfather is such a masterpiece that a step down was the logical thing, you could not get any higher right? But, Francis Ford Coppola created a new high, and created another masterpiece, actually he created the greatest sequel ever put on film... The Godfather Part II.
The Godfather Part II is a unique sequel, because is not only a sequel but a prequel to The Godfather, I bet this has been tried before, but I doubt it's been executed with the perfection Francis Ford Coppola did here.
What I like the most about The Godfather Part II is that is in every way a continuations of the first, in the direction, the cinematography, the score and the acting, everything keep at the same level the only difference was there where higher stakes than before.
The run time of the film: 200 minutes, feels like: 60 minutes.
That sums up how entertaining the film is, that's one of the wonders about it, a film that moves from dialogue to dialogue for 200 minutes and yet, is so freaking engaging, I could watch it once and then watch it again (I was tempted), Films like this don't happen often enough, sadly they happen almost never.
Francis Ford Coppola The Godfather Part II is a masterpiece, there is not another way to describe it. It showed me the complete transformation of Michael Corleone to a despicable character, and thanks to Coppola's direction I was routing for him all the way to the bitter end of the film.