‘The Shawshank Redemption’, ‘Mallrats’, ‘Oldboy’ and ‘The Godfather’ A.K.A. THE FINALE

I’VE DONE IT! I actually managed to watch 212 films in 7 months! BOOYA!! However, I will not feel like I’ve fully completed this challenge until I type up my so-called ‘reviews’. I now have 43minutes to type all four of today’s movies up. Guess I kind of regret not typing up The Shawshank Redemption when I had the chance [I had a nap instead >.<]

Anyways, 3 of these films were amazing, guess which one wasn’t so *eye roll, glares at TheFilmFan* [lol joking, by the way]. Now, seeing as time is short and I now have 41 minutes left, these reviews might be short, brief, bullet points and I may miss some key points, especially in Shawshank, Oldboy and Godfather. At least this time I have a genuine excuse for my crappy reviews! 40 minutes to go!

The Godfather Part II

I’m going to be completely honest and say that I didn’t like this movie. Well, I liked 1/3 of it and its only the 1/3 that involved Robert De Niro.

There are two storylines, storyline A is Al Pacino as the new Godfather and his ‘problems’, storyline B is Robert De Niro as Al Pacino’s dad, Vito, and how he ‘rose to power’. I cared nothing for storyline A. I didn’t give a damn and it bored me. There was too little of storyline B, and it was the only storyline I cared about. I really wanted to know how Vito went from his family being murdered by a Don to becoming a Don himself; how did he become something he hates? That’s what’s interesting, not who tried to kill Michael [Pacino]. Well, that’s my opinion anyways and I’m sure there are thousands of people out there who completely disagree with me but everyone to their own opinion.

Annie Hall

The movie is about a relationship between a man and a woman. It’s a nice watch but… I think… I felt no connection to it because I don’t know what its like to be in a relationship. I know you probably didn’t need to know that but… its just a little warning that if you too haven’t been in a relationship or you haven’t for a while or you’ve just broken up, you might want to wait a while before seeing this.

I like the way the Woody Allen’s character talks to the audience and how the characters can go into memories and talk to each other in the memories and stuff, I think that’s a great technique.

I’m glad its only 1hr 34min because I don’t think I could of listened to Woody Allen’s voice any longer!

Anyways, it’s a nice, relaxing movie but it brought up bad thoughts for me. And its not that funny, sorry Allen fans, but he’s annoying.



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