Libby Caldwell’s review published on Letterboxd:
I can’t say I look forward to watching 3+ hour movies often but I sure can say that I was looking forward to this one all week.
I absolutely love the first Godfather movie and it’s (rightfully) in my Top 100 of all time. Additionally, one of my favourite parts of it is Al Pacino’s performance as Michael so I was even more excited to watch the sequel as there’d be more of a focus on him.
In the end, I can’t say exactly what I was expecting but I can say I was nowhere near as engaged as I was in the first and it produced none of the shock or emotions in me like the first did.
Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood but yeah, long story short, I was kinda disappointed by this. Still hold the opinion that Apocalypse Now is a better film than either of these.
Also guys, completely unrelated question about Twin Peaks, would it make sense for me to start with Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me or is that like a sequel? Would massively appreciate it if someone could help me out in the comments with that one!