Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jason Bourne movie series or trilogy Christopher Nolan’s Batman … are the names often mentioned in the list of the movie sequel (sequels) or Hollywood. But always in the top group any list of the best movies of all time, as in the case of the first two Godfather (titled Vietnam is Godfather) is pretty unique.
After The Godfather was born in 1972 based on the work of the writer Mario Puzo idea would never have another piece gangster other comparable anymore but just two years later, The Godfather II has dispelled all doubt with quality express what most elite of director Francis Ford Coppola and performances worthy of being included in textbooks teach starring Al Pacino and two star De Niro.
The film “two in one”
Field movie The Godfather – even be seen as a monument of the gangster film genre – still makes men fascinated by the story of fatherhood, because the man is very typical pattern. In staging the characters with all genres, from the Department of paternalism (the eldest son Sonny), weakness chance (second son Fredo) or ruse (advisor Tom Hagen) … stands out most is still his Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando plays) and son Michael (Al Pacino). They are the original people in good faith and want to live a peaceful life, but spiral grim fate has led qualities than they play more to become the great man – whether it is in the underworld.
The Godfather II also revolves around two men there, with two story between past and present are interwoven throughout the 200 minutes movie. The past belongs to Vito – sons of the land Corleone, Sicily was forced to leave the land that goes before the threat of a mafia network took the village. To live in New York, Vito Corleone took them to remember their roots and undergo strenuous livelihood date but honest. Then, because of the compression of a mafia guy Other Corleone forced to turn tricks to keep the pieces lumpen rice and clothing, and it is also the first brick for the Corleone empire later.
Meanwhile, at the current time is 1958, Michael Corleone was the one who was chosen to take over the empire from his father leave. In the first part, the audience has known Michael as a young captain young handsome want to stay away from work dark that his father directing, and finally forced to shoulder burden of the estate which his father building when the old man the same age due to sequelae of times assassination. The final scene part a witness to shed entirely of Michael, when one guy insisted girlfriend “That is your father, not him” to talk about the actions mafia in the first film, Michael has become a tycoon solemn, ordered the cold-blooded killing of the leader other mafia in New York to an acquirer hand underworld.
Become “Don Michael” of the underworld of New York seems to be not enough for a man intellect than someone like Michael, and he continued to show his ambition to want to expand the border of his power to Las Vegas and Cuba. This makes Michael became a thorn in many people – including partner is fellow oligarch Jewish Hyman Roth (Lee Strasberg). Assassination failed in the home, Michael knows that there is a traitor in the main those closest to him and decided to leave the family to resolve the resentment, leave discretion to Tom Hagen.
Darker, more tragic
Before 1972, there was the gangster films such as gender The Public Enemy (1931) and Scarface (1932), but indeed Godfather has redefined the movie line. Express mafia films like those faithful weight, the “reluctant hero” but time and were herded to the road along which the left had to do with desire. Vito perhaps forever will he sell food if not Don Fanucci lost work and demanding protection money, while Michael can also follow professional army instead forced takeover of EMG’s father when he was assassinated even in families who no longer afford afford. Female temperament of the man, the lines to life, circumstances shocking melodies go to the heart of Nino Rota composer turned Godfather become the “godfather” of the gangster film line.