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.
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.
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.
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.