I liked this one better than Godfather Part I
It might just be a personal dislike of Al Pacino, but I found this Godfather more interesting because of the prequel scenes with Robert De Niro as Vito Corleone. What a fantastic performance on De Niro’s part. It made for a much more interesting 3 hour film than I had expected. I suppose I dislike these types of gangster films because usually they are surrounded by killing and you end up just waiting for the next death. I think because they included the rise of Vito Corleone within the plot it meant that there was a break from complete mob violence. All in all this was a very good film, even though I would maybe put this one ahead of the first.
Verdict: Great performances and interesting plot within the Vito Corleone part, a bit boring in the Michael Corleone parts
Worthy of the Top 100: Yes
Next Film: “The Deer Hunter”, directed by Michael Cimino, 1978