AFI #32 – The Godfather, Part II

godfather-2-posterThe Godfather, Part II

1974

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Netflix says… The Corleone family roots are explored, tracing Don Vito’s journey from Sicily to a life of organized crime in New York. In a parallel story, his grown son Michael extends operations to Cuba and contends with more betrayal and murder.

Y’all. This movie is 4 hours and 36 minutes long. I’ve seen it before, but I didn’t realize it was that long. Watching it again, I realize why I had no idea it was as long as it is. This is an enthralling film. When I watched this the first time, it was because I’d never seen any of the movies in this franchise. I’m pretty sure I took a weekend to watch all three. Pretty sure I could have skipped the third part. But seeing this again makes me want to revisit the original. So I’m glad it appears further up on the list.

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