Monday, January 29, 2007

Do I Gotta?

So now that I've finally caught up with the rest of the movie-appreciating public and seen the first two Godfather films (speaking of - I don't get the talk about Part II being the definitive case-in-point where a sequel can surpass the original film; I liked Part I more), I just wanna know: is it imperative that I watch Part III?

I'm a completist so I kinda feel like I have to, but I'm worried that it will taint not only my appreciation of the first two films, but also my adoration of the films Sofia Coppola has directed.



Anonymous said...

You'll end up liking Part II more. It'll sneak up on you.

No, you don't need to see III for completist reasons. There's really no need since you'll just end up saying "that doesn't count." But you might want to watch it just for fun. I actually like the movie fine--it's a fun mafia movie with some good business in terms of the killings. But that's all it is, esp. compared to its forebears.

Jason Adams said...

I did like Part II very much already, but I think there's something that appeals to me more about the solid structure of the first film, as opposed to the looser feel of the second. What I mean is, a lot of the time during the 2nd film I kept feeling like I was watching "here's what we didn't show you in the last film", but the 1st film felt more complete to me, like it ended where it ended and could've stood by itself, but I don't think Part 2 could stand by itself.

Glenn Dunks said...

I liked Part II more but that's essentially because the DeNiro storyline was so fascinating. But I only liked it a bit of an iota more than Part I.

I also liked Part III. It's flashy and stuff. The scene at the opera is really tense, even if Sofia Coppola really can't act.