The Godfather: Part II
Another offer.. Don't refuse
I was in my early twenties when I saw the "Godfather" series movies. At the time both movies were extremely powerful and engaging. Even at that tender age, I immediately understood the movies' importance and impact in cinematic history. Some of the so-called classics of that time included "Bonnie and Clyde", Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"...many great movies about anti-heros; or bad people you couldn't help but to like. Truely it was a good time for the cinema, but nothing came close to the Godfather saga. What I've noticed over time, is that the first godfather seems to hold up better. When these movies pop up on the cable channels I am more inclined to watching the first then the second. Simpy put, if time is the bellweather, I think the first film as better stood thst test for me. There is no denying, however, that anyone with a sense of cinematic history should have both of these films in there top five. Both have great acting, directing, story and pace.