Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"The Godfather: Part III"

Why do I keep rewatching this movie?  On subsequent viewings I can see all the foreshadowing of the tragic end.  Al Pacino's performance is a bit over the top, but I think the character of the Michael Corleone becomes more emotional over time due to his guilt over his past life of crime and the murder of his brother.  Sofia Coppola may have been miscast, but she fits the bill as a naive girl who swallows all the lies her father and cousin tell her.  Andy Garcia is hot as Vincent, especially in the scene where he makes gnocchi with Mary.  Comparisons to part 1 and 2 always leave part 3 lacking, but I enjoyed plot with all its business/banking/Vatican politics and the revenge scene at the end set to opera.  Michael gets "pulled back in" and he suffers for it.

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