The Godfather: 47 Years Later

Jordan Felder, Editor

The Godfather released in March of 1972. Almost 47 years later, it still remains to be one of the best and most recognized movies in pop culture history. The Godfather is recognized as one of the most Gut Wrenching, betrayal filled, and brutal movies that has ever been released to Hollywood, which is what draws so many audiences to it.

From the all star cast starting at Al Pacino, with a career spanning more than 50 years and has been seen in movies such as: Scarface, Frankie and Johnny, Donnie Brasco, Carlito’s Way, Heat, and Scent of a Woman, and ending at Marlon Brando, seen in: Apocalypse Now, A Streetcar Named Desire, and on the waterfront, to the 133.6 Million dollars it made at the global box office, The Godfather has to be easily, one of the greatest movies of all time.

For those who haven’t seen “The Godfather”, The Godfather is a story of an achieved mafia boss, Don Vito Corleone, who runs the family business handling day to day tasks and cashing in favors from former associates of his. However, when tragedy strikes, has to find a replacement to take over the family business. The educated and decorated son of Don Corleone, Michael Corleone, then has to step in and stand in the position where his father once stood, which evolves Michael, into one of the most feared and heartless crime bosses both above and below ground. The Godfather is a movie that is loved by all generations whether young or old, and it will continue to stay that way for a very, very long time.