Seen by Martin before? Yes
What did I expect? One of the greatest movies of all time.
What did I get? Has The Godfather finally supplanted Citizen Kane as the movie that all the film buffs agree is the greatest of all time? Or is it still #2? Our age is less monolithic than the period that produced the consensus around Citizen Kane, which makes The Godfather’s preeminence all the more impressive. In this blog I’ve shown resistance towards popular favorites before, and it might reasonably be surmised that I’m not down with the Godfather hype. Quite the contrary: I think it’s just as great as everyone else does. If anything, it’s underrated. It’s just that good.