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The Godfather Part III (1990)

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The Godfather Part III (1990)


Al Pacino
Andy Garcia
Diane Keaton
Talia Shire

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

The Godfather Part 3 to me should have been named “the fall of Michael Corleone” reason being the movie centered on the fall of Michael himself, and how he gained it all but lost everything in the end. The movie is a nice addition to the classic two that came before it in 1972 and 74, but it does not give you the satisfaction of a classic like the others.

Done 16 years after The Godfather part II (1974), this movie is popular for starring Sofia Coppola, whose father Francis Ford Coppola directed this and the first two prequels. Her performance was so captivatingly bad that it was difficult for you not to notice. The good thing is that you will probably be watching it on DVD so you can skip forward any scene she is in, because her presence in the movie and all her lines could have been deleted and the movie will still be good to watch.

The movie stars Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, and Talia Shire who reprise their roles from the first two films as Michael, Kay and Connie. Robert Duvall however refuses to be in the movie due to a salary dispute.

The movie plot takes off in 1979 like 20 years after the end of the second part, with Michael (Al Pacino) old and nearing retirement.

His Children Anthony and Mary grew up with his wife after she got custody when she and Michael divorced. Tony his son did not want to have anything to do with his father’s business, this withdrawal by Tony left a gap in the Corleone family and Michael had to mentor his brother’s son Vincent Mancini  (Andy Garcia) for a role he would have preferably given to Tony. Vincent like his father Sonny was hot tempered and acted before thinking, this led to a dispute between him and Joey Zasa (Joe Mantegna) who handles some of the Corleone family business interest.

With Michael’s life nearing an end he trains his new successor Vincent to take his place but Michael was not prepared for the tragic end to his era as the Godfather, an end that left him alone and with nothing.

The movie was a commercial success, and received mixed reviews. It however didn’t win any Academy awards unlike its predecessors who won the Academy Awards of Best Picture during their release and also other notable Academy Awards. This part III got seven nominations among which were Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Andy Garcia), Best Cinematography and others.

Al Pacino did well in his acting in this movie but his performance was not as grand as the ones we witnessed in 1972 and 74 were Pacino got a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for The Godfather and nominated for Best Actor for The Godfather Part II.

The Godfather trilogy is a nice collection for anyone to own and enjoy. Plans were being made to make a fourth part that will focus on Vincent Mancini (Andy Garcia) reign as the Godfather and Don of the Corleone family, but such plans never materialized.


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