I recently saw All Good Things and a scene therein reminded me of the all-time blockbuster trilogy of The Godfather. I realized how, even after so many years since the first part's release, the trilogy still remains a must-see, and one can still marvel at the acting on display in every scene.
Since I saw first saw The Godfather in one go (all three parts at once), I have always considered the trilogy as one big movie, and not as three separate films. This way, I have never ventured into trying to compare the individual three parts. That has made me admire the trilogy on the whole and as a masterpiece without worrying about whether one part is superior to another.
The Godfather trilogy to me is Al Pacino's finest work and perhaps his role as Michael Carleone is the best character ever to have graced the screen. Al Pacino according to me has outdone Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro and has made the trilogy his own without anyone else even coming close to his greatness. To me the second-best performance in the film is Andy Garcia as Vincent Mancini.
The cartel, the power and the rise of Corleones is a treat to watch but what underlines it all is the transformation of Al Pacino from a timid young man to a shrewed gangster and then to an aspirant white-collar businessman.
The Godfather trilogy is the greatest film experience of all time and one must see it to believe the myth! I rate it 5/5 and that is because I have no more stars to give.