The Godfather: Part II (1974) (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

The Godfather: Part II

acting 10

directing 10

effects 10

editing 10

writing 10

SW SCORE: 50

5 out of 5 🐙

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How many movies are a prequel AND sequel wrapped up in one? How many times is a prequel as good as a sequel? How can ONE man direct two perfect movies? There are books and documentaries and college courses that attempt to appreciate this masterpiece. I’ve got nothing meaningful to add. It’s perfect. And if you haven’t seen it yet, shame on you. But you still have time! Go!

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Review process: (this is always evolving, I’m sad to say. I’m more of a watcher who makes mostly unhelpful observations about things I have absorbed. I am not unlike a pop culture blob.)

Two scores are assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)

(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant). 

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