It is the grand festive season and definitely watching a movie is one of the plans. There are a couple of movies and characters that will never get old especially if you the rough edge type. Though mafia, a strong family value can be borrowed; that family comes first. You might also wish for your children a different you, but DNA is king. Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) wished for his favorite son to become a lawyer or doctor but Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) turned out a Godfather II.
The Godfather series
It has a lasting appeal, a master piece that sold the Italian mobster mafia story to Hollywood. “I’m going to make you an offer you can’t refuse” Don Corleone became an instant household and street name. Cinema changed for good besides earlier societal crime influence concerns. It made it to hip-hop rap songs too. The rough world and mainstream entertainment adopted it hadi huku mtaani kwa maghetto.
Famous lines to date:
“Don’t ever take sides against the family again. Ever.”
“Revenge is a dish that tastes best served cold.”
“I’m going make you an offer you can never refuse”
Screened in 1974 is still a top rated movie, won 6 Oscars, 17 wins and 21 nominations.
“The history of two generations of crime, the drama of absolute power and the men who violated it. The Godfather part two” The trailer sets the stage, Al Pacino is a continuity of the Corleone family. They expand the ‘mafia businesses’ crime syndicate in Las Vegas, Cuba and Hollywood.
It is considered the greatest film ever made and better than Godfather I. The stars are Al Pacino, Robert De Niro & Robert Duvall. Robert De Niro who won best actor in supporting role says he has acted movies but Godfather II is on its own level.
“I don’t feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies”
“Keep Your Friends Close And Your Enemies Closer.”
“Never Hate Your Enemies. It Affects Your Judgment.”
The Godfather series is still a fresh movie to watch that will keep you on the edge of your seat many years after. The movie is about status, power and inheritance of the same for family continuity. Don means boss and head of a crime family.
Michael Corleone, now older seems to get to the dead end of criminal world. He is becoming less interested in absolute power and violent world. Wants to opt out but just how?
He figures out his nephew could succeed him as he silently and safely retire. Just like a normal crime syndicate story, the mob won’t let him go.
In the end he is lonely in Sicily having escaped American justice. Though all family debts are settled, he loses the family and self.
Watch and learn about family values this Christmas!
Al Pacino, the legend is currently 81 and still on screen business! He is on TV series Hunters and another project coming up, House of Gucci.
By Julius O. Owino MajiMaji