Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Godfather

I watched "The Godfather" today. I've just been feeling in the mood to watch it lately. Maybe it was the references in "You've Got Mail." I dunno.

For those of you who don't know, it's a movie about gangs, basically. But at the same time, that is SO NOT what it's about. It's about family. It's about loyalty, honor and justice. The kind of loyalty those people stick to is incredible, and admirable. You stick up for you family, pay your debts, keep your promises and treat each other with respect. (There is a certain "or else" feeling to it, but that's beside the point XD)

Gangs are bad. I know. Killing is bad. Yes. Blackmail is wrong. It is. But if friends and family could show each other the same loyalty required in the Corleone It would be incredible. You'd always have someone to go to, someone to talk to, someone to take your side. You'd never be alone.

"The Godfather" is one of my favorite movies. It's intense, it's a little violent (okay, so it's rated R), and calling it "lighthearted" would be about as accurate as calling Edward and Bella's relationship "healthy," but I love it. I really love it. It fills me with a fierce loyalty for my family, a passion for justice, and a will to plan carefully (along with an overwhelming desire for brothers, of course).

The point is, I think "The Godfather" is definitely a movie to see, so long as you can handle it, and the basic principles are ones that we can all draw from.



Elizabeth said...

Thanks for that review (and LOL @ the Twilight reference)... I saw the beginning of The Godfather the other day, but had to leave pretty early into it. I think I'll try and find it somewhere soon :).

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

It sounds great! My kinda movie exactly!
Thx for the post ~ I might just rent it now :)


Levi said...

I've never sat through an entire Godfather movie but it's on my to see list.
I think the mafia is a lot like our federal government, except the feds have no honor or loyalty.

Steph said...

Haha, that's cool, and kind of funny at the same time - "The Godfather" is my nickname at school.

Chris Knight said...

The Godfather is a tragedy when you consider that Michael, really didn't want to become like his father. He loved his father, definitely. But to be *like* him? No. And then because of his own wrong choices he does become his father and in many ways something worse. The point is driven home with the final scene of The Godfather Part II: Michael sitting alone on the shore of Lake Tahoe, morally bankrupt. And then he tries to make up for it in Part III (a better movie than some give it credit for) and he still cannot escape his choices.

Enjoying your blog by the way :-)