Posts tagged The Godfather
Gangster movies have been an important part of cinematic history. The classic story of the rise and fall, greed, power, crime and corruption captivates us all. They provide us with a glimpse into the ruthless, dark and sometimes comical underworld of the criminal empire. Whether it is criminals chasing the ‘American Dream’, fame and fortune or just plain revenge, these elements adapt to film perfectly. Some of the best and most accomplished directors and actors have achieved their best work in gangster films which only goes to show how highly regarded this genre really is. However, which are the best gangster films ever made? We count down ten of the best gangster films and find out what makes them so great.
10. City of God (2002)
Why is it that almost every time a new and groundbreaking film comes along that takes our breath away, it only takes a few months to pass and a sequel is produced? Most of these sequels are not based on having more story to tell, but more to do with the film companies having deep pockets to fill. Compared to the success of the original, these sequels are often rushed, poorly written, predictable and simply disappointing. Some of these include Basic Instinct 2, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Son of the Mask, Rocky V, Jaws 3D, Speed 2, The Matrix Revolutions, Batman and Robin, Dumb and Dumberer, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Oceans 12, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the list goes on….
However, on very rare occasions, these sequels can and have surpassed its original or at least rivalled them for greatness. I have selected five sequels that I believe demonstrate this.
5. The Dark Knight