This might sound a little odd, but I have never watched “The Godfather,” so I took advantage of this assignment, which was to write a blog entry about a movie between 1971 and 1990. “The Godfather” (1972) is full of crime and drama. I really enoyed it, I wanted to buy a cat, sit on a chair and start to talk the same way Dan Vito Corleone did.
Al Pacino plays Micheal, the son of Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), also known as the Godfather or Don. It takes place in the late 1940s in New York and Corleone is the head of a Mafia family. Michael doesn’t stick to the family business in the beginning; he enlists in the Marines to fight in World War II. Michael shows up at the wedding of his sister, Connie (Talia_Shire), with his non-Italian girlfriend, Kay (Diane_Keaton), who learns for the first time about the family “business.” A couple months later the Godfather gets shot by some gunmen trying to get back at him for rejecting their request for aid from the Corleones’ political connections; he survives although he is in bad condition. Michael saves his father from a second attempt of assassination. He then convinces his brother and family advisor to allow him be the one to get revenge. Michael murders a police captain and has to hide out in Sicily, where he falls in love and gets married to a local girl; however she is later murdered in an attempt to kill Michael. There are a lot of murders in this movie. Sonny, Michael’s hotheaded brother is murdered. Michael ten returns home and marries Kay. His father recovers and makes peace with his rivals, realizing that another powerful don was pulling the strings behind the narcotics endeavor that began the gang warfare. Michael’s father then dies and Michael becomes the next Godfather.
Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton all stared in it. These are a great group of amazing actors. All of whom starred in movies I loved; however they might not be the movies these stars are known for. I recently watched “Jack and Jill,” and boy did I really like that movies. I don’t think I stopped laughing. Al Pacino was in “jack and Jill” and he did a phenomenal job. “Elf” is one of my favorite movies to watch during the winter season, it’s just one of those movies you could watch over and over again and still laugh at the same parts, James Caan starred I “Elf” as well. “Elf” starred Will Farrell and so did another one of my favorite movies, “Kicking and Screaming”, which started Robert Duvall as well. Stared in “Because I Said So,” “The Family Stone’, and “Mad Money”.
Although there is a lot of back and forth in this movie and it can get confusing sometimes, it is very entertaining. You never knew who trust in this movie. Was the Corleone family good? Were they bad? Or were they just doing their job? It was as though someone didn’t do what they wanted them to do, so BAM they killed them. They couldn’t even trust their own family. It’s no wonder this movie is so widely known. It was longer than most movies though, it was about 2 hours and 55 minutes. I would recommend this movie to everyone!