The Godfather 1and 2 are two of the best films ever made. Revolutionary in storytelling, truly epic, masterful performances. That said, I can understand why some people dislike the third film. It is very different, but is that bad? Not in this case. Now, three is not even close to capturing the magic of the first two. So try not to compare, and I think this film has many things going for it. Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, the wonderful Talia Shire, Eli Wallach, Andy Garcia, etc. Great performances, and the way the story unfolds against majestic and historical background. I thought the inclusion of the controversial death of Pope John Paul I was fascinating and very well done. The opera at the end was also really well done, and the person who actually dies was quite shocking at the time. I was very surprised. Okay. Sofia Coppolla was not good, but was not that bad. For the record, she said she hated acting and did not want the part, but did it for her dad. Good to see now that Sofia has really found her niche in directing. All in all, a good film, judged unfairly.