G: The Godfather Series #AToZChallenge


Movie Name: The Godfather (Part 1, 2 and 3)
Language: English
Genre: Crime Drama
Cast: Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Year Of Release: 1972, 1974, 1990

What it is about:


Based on Mario Puzo's book by the same name, The Godfather series follows the trials of the Corleone family, Italian Americans whose patriarch Vito Corleone, rises to be a major figure in American organized crime. Part 1 is about Don Corleone declining an offer to partner with the narcotics, and how his elder son Sonny takes over the family. The Don's second son, Micheal soon becomes a part of the family business in spite of not being very comfortable with what his family does. Part 2 can be deemed as a prequel and a sequel, and centers around Micheal who is now heading the family as well as dwells into the past showing a young Vito Corleone from his Sicilian childhood to the founding of his family enterprise in New York City. Part 3 continues Micheal's story and shows the rise of Sonny Corleone's illegitimate son Vincent Corleone as Michael's successor.

What I loved about it:

Any day, if you ask me what my favorite book of all time is, it would be 'The Godfather'. And my favorite movie of all time, well, no prices for guessing that. This probably is the only series that is as good as the book if not better. I can watch these movies any number of times. The cast is brilliant! Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone is the only one who could have pulled off this role. His body language, the wavering of the lips, his dialogue delivery, mannerisms; everything is on point. No wonder he won the Oscar for this role, as did the movie. Al Pacino as Micheal is perfect too. His reluctance at first and then going all in to protect his family, comes out very grandly. He's the constant in all the three movies and makes the whole experience more enjoyable. Robert De Niro as the young Vito Corleone in part 2 is brilliant! The amount of work that he puts in to set up his empire is applaud worthy. He won a best supporting Oscar for his role in part 2, and it indeed was well deserved.


Part 3 belongs whole and soul to Micheal. As the now patriarch of the Corleone family, he runs the business with an iron hand and tries his best to legitimize it. Grooming Sonny's son to be his successor, he lives up to his role whole and soul. This part probably is my least favorite of the series, but it doesn't get boring even for a second. If if there is one film that I have seen the most number of times till date, it has to be The Godfather Part 1, my favorite movie of all time.

Runners-up: Gone Girl (English), The Green Mile (English), Gravity (English).

This post is a part of the A To Z Challenge for April, where my theme for this year is Movies I Love.

11 comments:

  1. I have read The God Father series ages ago. It was my first read about a Mafia and it blew me away. I have watched the movies in bits and pieces, must watch the entire series at one go.

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    1. Do watch it. It will blow your mind.

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  2. I have read and seen the book/movie but *dont lynch me* I just dont get what the big deal is all about! I love Al Pacino and DeNiro but they were just ok ok for me in this movie :-)

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    1. Damn! But it is not only you there are many people I know who think The Godfather is overrated. It is a matter of choice at the end of the day. I still think Harry Potter is overrated :P

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  3. Kill me now! I have the book since so long and I haven't read it! Yeah. Kill Me! I am going to read and watch the movie asap!
    Kohl Eyed Me
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    1. If you don't read it this year, I'll come down to kill you, I promise :P

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  4. I bow to thee. This is one of my all-time favorite series!

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    1. I bow to thee too for having such excellent choice in movies and friends <3

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  5. I have loved the book as well as the Movie Adaptation, though I would put the movie first for a change here. It was the way the whole script was delivered in all the parts, it left an impact on me for sure.

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    1. I do agree with you here. The movie was a tad better than the book in this case.

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  6. Don't judge me, but I haven't seen this series yet :p I definitely want to, but everytime I see the runtime, I plan against it. :D

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