The Godfather

The Godfather ★★★★

Look, it’s great, ok? It’s worthy of all the praise, but can we stop acting like this is the best movie ever made? The story is truly amazing, but a few choices made with the execution have not really aged well to be honest, and length doesn’t really help either. I was watching this with my parents and they already left halfway through. The performances are also amazing, but I noticed a few instances where some characters took it a bit over the top. While we’re on that subject, the characters are really complex, but when they’re not I started to forget about them. The biggest complement I can give to this movie is that it looks absolutely stunning . The cinematography along with the production definitely aged beautifully. Also, this has one of my favorite scores of any movie ever, and I’m so happy to hear that opening theme in the other 2 movies. In my opinion, I think I respect this movie more than I like it. While I can admire some of the choices and how revolutionary this was, I still can’t bring myself to praise it like everyone else. I like it, I just don’t love it.

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