History YMMV / TheGodfather

19th Mar '17 2:50:12 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ToughActToFollow: Part III is not an awful film by any stretch and is pretty decent on its own. Unfortunately, when you're coming after two of the most well-regarded and iconic movies ''of all time'', "pretty decent" falls far short of the mark.
28th Feb '17 4:01:33 PM StFan
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** One of the children in Part III is Jessica DiCocco, a voice actress known for more recent works such as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (Flame Princess), ''ResonanceOfFate'' (Leanne) and ''FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks''.

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** One of the children in Part III is Jessica DiCocco, a voice actress known for more recent works such as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (Flame Princess), ''ResonanceOfFate'' ''VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate'' (Leanne) and ''FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks''.''Anime/FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks''.
18th Feb '17 5:00:57 PM Pren
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The original novel by Mario Puzo is less well-known than the films. The way that the films are titled "Mario Puzo's The Godfather" were actually an attempt by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola to avoid this.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The original novel by Mario Puzo is less well-known than the films. The way that the films are titled "Mario Puzo's The Godfather" were actually an attempt by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola to avoid this. This has started to turn around, though not exactly in a way Puzo would appreciate: it's something of a meme that one of the greatest movies ever made was based on an airport potboiler that's SoOkayItsAverage at best.
19th Jan '17 4:46:34 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RetroactiveRecognition: The singer at the New Years Eve party in Part II is Ivonne Coll, now well known as Alba in ''Series/JaneTheVirgin''. Also, a very early but noticeable bit part for Danny Aiello.

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The singer at the New Years Eve party in Part II is Ivonne Coll, now well known as Alba in ''Series/JaneTheVirgin''. Also, a very early but noticeable bit part for ''Series/JaneTheVirgin''.
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Danny Aiello.Aiello (''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/HudsonHawk'') plays one of the Rosatto Brothers in Part II.
** Also in Part II, Creator/HarryDeanStanton is one of the FBI guys guarding Frank Pentagelli when he's a witness for the Senate against Michael.
** Furthermore, Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior in ''Series/TheSopranos'') plays Johnny Ola.
** One of the children in Part III is Jessica DiCocco, a voice actress known for more recent works such as ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (Flame Princess), ''ResonanceOfFate'' (Leanne) and ''FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks''.
2nd Jan '17 11:22:55 AM JulianLapostat
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* FandomRivalry: This movie's fandom has one with Film/TheDarkKnight's, and now, Film/TheShawshankRedemption's, over which movie deserves to be #1 on IMDB's Top 250 movies of all time list, see Shawshank's YMMV page for full details.

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This movie's fandom has one with Film/TheDarkKnight's, and now, Film/TheShawshankRedemption's, over which movie deserves to be #1 on IMDB's Top 250 movies of all time list, see Shawshank's YMMV page for full details.details.
** Fans of Scorsese's gangster films Film/MeanStreets and especially, Film/GoodFellas tend to insist that the latter is more realistic, more truthful and less sentimental than Film/TheGodfather, and expect people to debate which is the better "gangster" film. Note that this is only among fans, Scorsese and Coppola are themselves good friends and Coppola even cast Catherine Scorsese, Martin's mother who would often cameo in her son's films (and shared a famous scene in Film/GoodFellas) in Film/TheGodfatherPartIII.
29th Dec '16 5:36:47 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: As long as you don't look too closely, the mob life looks ''very attractive'' when you can live it like Michael and Fredo and the rest. Even all the shady stuff - killings, fights, wife abuse, prostitution, drugs, animal cruelty, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking double parking]] - seem so appealing.

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: As long as you don't look too closely, the mob life looks ''very attractive'' when you can live it like Michael and Fredo and the rest. Even all the shady stuff - killings, fights, wife abuse, prostitution, drugs, animal cruelty, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking double parking]] - seem so appealing. Not to mention that many real-life mobsters loved the movies.
19th Dec '16 4:16:52 PM Edgar81539
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** Series/KeyAndPeele noted that the film is very popular with black and Latino audiences, despite the fact that Sicilian gangsters have a reputation for being extremely racist. In fact, several scenes (from Sonny and Pentangeli using ethnic slurs to the Mob commission calling blacks "animals") make it clear the mobsters hold African-Americans in very low regard.
8th Dec '16 8:13:45 AM BatmanKalEl
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** ''Part II'''s MoralEventHorizon is much clearer [[spoiler:where Michael has his own brother Fredo killed for unwittingly betraying Michael to Hyman Roth. Even when it's become obvious that there was no need for the killing at this point, and even he seems to understand this at the end, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone when it's too late]].]] It's so painful that ''Part III'' [[spoiler:can be viewed as Michael's attempt to [[TheAtoner atone]] for the sin of fratricide by seeking salvation allying with the Catholic Church.]]

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** ''Part II'''s MoralEventHorizon is much clearer [[spoiler:where Michael has his own brother Fredo killed for unwittingly betraying Michael to Hyman Roth. Even when it's become obvious that there was no need for the killing at this point, and even he seems to understand this at the end, end of the movie, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone when it's too late]].]] It's so painful that ''Part III'' [[spoiler:can be viewed as Michael's attempt to [[TheAtoner atone]] for the sin of fratricide by seeking salvation allying with the Catholic Church.]]
7th Dec '16 10:36:42 PM BatmanKalEl
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** ''Part II'''s MoralEventHorizon is much clearer [[spoiler:where Michael has his own brother Fredo killed for unwittingly betraying Michael to Hyman Roth. Even when it's become obvious that there was no need for the killing.]] It's so painful that ''Part III'' [[spoiler:can be viewed as Michael's attempt to [[TheAtoner atone]] for the sin of fratricide by seeking salvation allying with the Catholic Church.]]

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** ''Part II'''s MoralEventHorizon is much clearer [[spoiler:where Michael has his own brother Fredo killed for unwittingly betraying Michael to Hyman Roth. Even when it's become obvious that there was no need for the killing.killing at this point, and even he seems to understand this at the end, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone when it's too late]].]] It's so painful that ''Part III'' [[spoiler:can be viewed as Michael's attempt to [[TheAtoner atone]] for the sin of fratricide by seeking salvation allying with the Catholic Church.]]
14th Nov '16 9:42:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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