13 January 2011
The Godfather (1972)
I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.
So basically: An aging New York mafia Don, Vito Corleone, hands over the family to his youngest son, Michael, after nearly being killed. Michael was the one son that did not partake in the family business until he wanted to extract revenge on the potential murderers of his father. His revenge sends him to Sicily to hide out for awhile, but once he returns, he has the sole responsibility of the Corleone family.
Ok, I don’t like this film. I don’t like gangster movies and Marlon Brando irks me on a fundamental level – espec in this film, which I do believe was my introduction to him. Come on! I’d rather listen to Christian Bale’s Batman than Don Vito Corleone! I do love Al Pacino, though. I think he is a really good actor and Michael Corleone is an interesting character – much better in this film than in the second one (which is odd, since the second one has more to do with him).
So, besides the plot, which is just my personal opinion, this film is really well done. Against my opinion, I think this deserves to be on the list.
Ziggi seal of approval!