Movie – The Godfather: Part III [REVIEW] – All The Power On Earth Can’t Change Destiny

IMDB Rating: 7,6/10
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Mario Puzo
Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia


Warning, this review will contain a spoiler!!!

The Godfather: Part III is arguably the worst sequel of all “The Godfather” series. But, that’s how many people say that. To me, The Godfather: Part III may also be arguably losing power and some other elements compared to the prequel series. The Godfather: Part III is also going to focus on the story of sorrow experienced by Michael and also some romance stories that exist in The Godfather.

“The Godfather: Part III,” tells about Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) who can no longer continue his business. Therefore, Michael can only regret his actions for killing innocent people including his brother, Fredo. His business was entrusted by Joey Zasa (Joe Mantegna) in New York and to restore his reputation, Michael often did a charity run by Vito Andolini, his father.

Godfather 3

Of all the Godfather series I’ve watched so far, The Godfather: Part III is arguably the most depressing and saddest movie ever. In this movie, Michael looks like someone who doesn’t respect himself and must regret his sins in front of the archbishop. Michael has regretted his sins for killing the people he cares about. And also, Michael must have a very sad death to die alone with his dog. The Godfather: Part III is also the last series of the trilogy of The Godfather. Actually, Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola ever had a planned to make the part IV. But, the film never made itself because Mario Puzo died.

Mary

Al Pacino acting arguably more looks like a mafia because of the previous series he just gets a little performance. One of them, there is a scene that is required for Al Pacino to cry for hearing the song “Speak Softly Love.” While listening to this song, Michael cried because he remembered his first wife who died tragically. In addition to Al Pacino, Sofia Coppola acting who is also the son of the director Francis Ford Coppola looks good.

Vincent

The Godfather: Part III focuses on romance, especially the relationship between Vincent with Mary and Michael with Kay. Therefore, The Godfather: Part III lost some touch of mafia elements, unlike the previous film. However, this doesn’t change the fact because of The Godfather: Part III is the exact same film from the previous film as well.


Overall, although the film was only nominated for an Oscar in 1991, this film looks good in terms of the story. Mario Puzo has created a magic touch on all of The Godfather series. Fans of Mafia, Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, or all of the circles must watch all the series from The Godfather.

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Movie – Scarface [REVIEW] – The World Is Yours

IMDB Rating: 8,3/10
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Oliver Stone
Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer


I played the game before on PlayStation 2’s, Scarface: The World Is Yours. The game model is exactly same as Grand Theft Auto. However, this is more exciting than Grand Theft Auto. Although I was finished, I still play it even on my PC. The movie also I watched when childhood. However, when compared with the game is very different. Scarface: The World Is Yours is a sequel to the film.

Tony

“Scarface,” tells about the year 1980 in May. Fidel Castro has just opened a port of Mariel in Cuba. His goal is to gather his members with his relatives in America. Recorded 125,000 Cuban refugees arrived in Florida and among them 25,000 criminals. Antonio ‘Tony’ Montana (Al Pacino) and his friend Manny Ribera (Steven Bauer) get permission to stay in Miami after successfully killing Rebenga (Roberto Contreras) for Omar Suarez (F. Murray Abraham).

Omar then asks Tony to trade cocaine with a Columbia merchant and Tony manages to do so. Tony brings the money and cocaine at once. Tony and Manny then had the opportunity to meet Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia), a drug dealer and Omar’s boss. Tony also fell in love with Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer), a Frank woman. Frank eventually recruited Tony and Manny to become his members.

Movies mafia indeed no longer underestimated its existence. Especially the actor is Al Pacino. Al Pacino acting in this movie is very cool. Describes a very arrogant, cunning, evil, and criminal nature. Al Pacino is the main actor in this movie. So do the supporting actors like Steven Bauer and others. However, Al Pacino is the main star. Al Pacino was interviewed in another talk show. He was asked, “Who is the character of the film you have ever played and which one of you favorite the most?” Al Pacino replied, “I prefer to play Tony from Scarface.”

Although this is a classic movie, this film portrays a real human is. Tony is described as a greedy person and always wants something more. Scarface shows that no matter what human behavior, humans are still blessed to love those around them. However, Tony here just assumes that all can be solved with money.

Machine Gun

This film is purely a lot of the ‘F’ word in it. Probably countless, similar to the Goodfellas movie that many say ‘F’. However, this film teaches us that money never solves the problem. In fact, the happiness and togetherness can’t be bought with money. The happiness is only in the hearts of every human being, however our circumstances and wherever happiness is always there and never replaced with money.


Overall, this film in all aspects is very good indeed. Starting from the theme of lifting drug dealers and a little mafia theme until the lessons we can take from watching this movie. Al Pacino is the star of this movie.

Movie – The Godfather: Part II [REVIEW] – The Next Godfather

IMDB Rating: 9,0/10
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Mario Puzo
Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

Warning, this review will contain a spoiler!!!


In addition to the game on PlayStation 2, I’ve also played The Godfather series on PC and it’s fun. This film is a sequel to The Godfather first, the film is adapted from the novel trilogy Mario Puzo. In this sequel, Michael replaced his father’s position as Don. The sequel will also tell two stories at once that is Vito’s childhood until he became a Don and problems facing Michael since becoming Don. In addition, some characters like Frankie and Clemenza also still exist in The Godfather II.

Robert De Niro

In 1901 at Sicilia, Vito Andolini lost his father and brother who was killed by Don Ciccio. Vito’s mother asks Don Ciccio to take care of Vito but Don Ciccio refuses because afraid that Vito has a very deep revenge until adult. Don Ciccio then kills Vito’s mother and tries to capture Vito but Vito then manages to escape to New York and change his name to Vito Corleone. As an adult, Vito (Robert De Niro) lives in a simple house with his wife and son ‘Sonny’. Vito works at an Abbandando bakery. Don Fanucci was a blackmailer and asked Vito to do a job.

In 1958, Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) held his first celebration party for his son, Anthony. In the previous sequel, Vito received many requests for help from all his friends during Connie’s wedding. Unlike Vito, Michael actually accepts more unpleasant problems. Connie (Talia Shire) comes to Michael after long gone and plans to remarry. Connie’s wife, Carlo died of being killed by Michael himself for treason in the previous movie. Michael disagrees with Connie’s wishes and asks Connie to pay more attention to her children. From here Connie looks really hate Michael who can’t replace his father figure.

In this film, the actions of Mafia murder more and crueler than the prequel. Michael shows a leader who is very cruel and doesn’t hesitate to kill his enemy even the person who betrayed and his brother also killed himself by Michael.

The storyline of The Godfather II looks more complex than the first film. Supporting characters in it are also reproduced, forget the main character and lost itself for no reason. One of them was Fredo’s betrayal and a trial suddenly ensnared by Michael. I think the first series is better and the story is very shaping compared to both of these series. For fans of The Godfather will also think so.

Al Pacino’s acting is actually not too special in this movie compared to the first film. In fact, Marlon Brando is the one who is very similar to playing a Don. When compared with Robert De Niro, Robert’s acting is more prominent in the appeal with Al Pacino. Naturally, Robert De Niro won the Oscar 1975 with the category “Best Actor In A Supporting Role.”

You Broke My Heart

Overall, The Godfather II is still the perfect film. The shortcomings cover the advantages that exist in this movie.

Movie – The Godfather [REVIEW] – Sicilian

IMDB Rating: 9,2/10
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Mario Puzo
Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

I first played the game series when I was a child on PlayStation 2. The game is very exciting took a themed open world like Grand Theft Auto. But, I will review the movie, isn’t the game. If I’m not mistaken, I’ve watched it on TV when I was childhood. Even then, I don’t really understand the story. Although like that, I also very excited about the movie itself. Mario Puzo is known for his famous novel authors because his works are always Mafia theme. Puzo teamed up with Francis Ford Coppola to make the 1972 film adaptation. In 1973, this film won three Oscar and 11 Nominated awards. The film was ranked 2nd on IMDB Top Rated Movies with a rating of 9.2 after The Shawshank Redemption.

Corleone

“The Godfather,” tells about a Godfather and Don, Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) celebrates his daughter’s wedding. Vito is highly respected by his family and even his best friend. He has great influence and power over the people around him. It’s not wrong if many are asking for help against him and Vito will be happy to help him. Vito has four sons. First, Sonny (James Caan) has a hard personality, arrogant, emotional but Vito is expecting Sonny to replace him in the future. Second, Fredo (John Cazale) has a weak, innocent, and less intelligent person. Third, Michael (Al Pacino) the youngest son who became a soldier, intelligent, and never dealt with his father’s business. Vito really loves Michael because Vito doesn’t want Michael to be a mafia like his two brothers. Finally, Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall), Vito’s adopted son and advisor to the Corleone family.

This film has a fairly long duration but not satisfied with the duration of three hours. Watching this movie isn’t felt the time, even I want more to watch the movie. The cast members of this film are very great, especially the acting of Marlon Brando and Al Pacino who describes the true figure of a mafia. Their expressions are charismatic, firm, cold, hard but in them, they love their families.

Mario Puzo is very successful in exploiting every character in The Godfather. The storyline is very hard to predict for a mafia movie like this. The film has very memorable scenes and quotes. There’s one of those quotes that I love:

I’m gonna make him an offer he can not refuse.
– Don Corleone

Somehow, I really like it when Don Corleone mentions those words. It was like, “Oh, this is going to be something really exciting!” For those of you who love mafia-themed movies, I strongly recommend hard to watch this movie. From rating, you no longer have to hesitate and watch this because you will be very amazed.