I just re-watched “The Godfather” (I & II) and I am hard pressed to see why these movies are considered some of the best movies ever made.
They are good, to be sure, but I can only think they are considered so amazing only if you view them in the time they were made and what came before. When viewed in light of movies that have come since I am not seeing it.
The acting was hit and miss. Some great performances and some really bad ones too (e.g. Michael Corleones’ sister being a drama queen as an example of bad acting).
The cinematography was excellent.
The story itself…eh. Not superb, not bad.
So why the acclaim? Somebody school me on this.