Grand Theft Auto

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 [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.