The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II ★★★★½

The Godfather: Part 2 – 9/10

I finally got around to seeing this after years of putting it off. I’d only seen the first part a few years ago and wasn’t particularly blown away by it. Marlon Brando was the best thing about it and hearing that he doesn’t make an appearance in the second part put me off.

Whilst none of the individual performances outshine Brando’s, I found this to be a much more complete and satisfying film. Pacino, De Niro and Cazale are all fantastic. The attention to detail on the sets, costumes and character interactions is astonishing. I found myself mesmerised at tiny things like the birthday cake and how it was important that everyone got to see it before it was cut. Where do these little details come from?

Everything that can be said about this film has probably been covered at length, so I’ll simply say; It lives up to its reputation.

I feel gutted for poor Fredo.

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