Oscars Challenge #18: The Godfather (1972) Movie Review
Regarded by some as one of the best movies of all time. This legend is truly one of its kind.
Winner of the Best Picture award and several other accolades in the 45th Academy Awards, The Godfather really lived up to its name. This is the story of a powerful Italian-American crime family led by Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). After an assassination attempt, his youngest son Michael (Al Pacino) suddenly was tasked to lead their family business while trying to maintain his relationship with his girlfriend Kay (Diane Keaton).
I do not think there was ever a Mafia-related movie recently that was not inspired by this momentous work of art. It literally set the standards of what a crime gang should be. Its legacy is one of a kind as even real-life gangsters praised the movie for being so accurate.
To think that it was also made like 50 years ago is truly marvelous. Most of the effects were done practically but still, they look realistic in a sense.
Based on a wide-selling book by Mario Puzo, it is really one of those book-to-film movies that you should not miss out on. Seriously, don't sleep on this because it is one of a kind.
This film really deserves to be inducted into the hall of fame because of just how culturally impactful it was. And just like a fine wine, it aged really well.