Franchise Evolution: The Godfather (part 1 of 2)
Time for a little class and culture, as we look at one of the most honored franchises in movie history… and also, its idiot child of a third entry. I assume everyone has seen the movies (the way AMC constantly runs the first two, they’re rather hard to miss), so let’s not waste time on plot details.
The Godfather (1972): Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, James Caan, Robert Duvall, John Cazale, and Talia Shire
Without a doubt, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is one of the greatest movies of all time, as well as one of the most often quoted, a least in Italian restaurants by guys drunk off their ass on cabernet. Based on the novel by Mario Puzo and released in late 1972, it tells the epic tale of the Corleone crime family, headed up by Don Vito (Marlon Brando).
Yes, I am discussing a legitimately great movie and its sequels on a site dedicated to ripping movies a new one. The first two movies are classics of cinema, iconic. Sacred cows, if you will. But the thing is, when I see a sacred cow, I get really hungry for a burger!