The restoration is beautiful but the movie is bad. I hadn't seen Godfather Part 3 until last week. I watched the Godfather trilogy almost uninterrupted- I had a whole afternoon, early evening to myself.It was heavenly!! Although.....as a Catholic I'm quite sure most of this fictional 'family' is hovering around purgatory wondering what the heck happened to all those celestial bribes! The actors are good and who could NOT (well, a MUCH younger me) stumble around the 'cubbies' with gorgeous Andy Garcia. Maybe I'm slow on uptake--maybe I had Godfather over load but I couldn't figure out WHO all the characters were and what their relationship WAS? Out side of the obvious. It seemed people were thrown in as an 'appearance' and someone yelled "Say something!" Diane Keaton looked like she was recreating Annie Hall in Italy--she was classic and dignified in 1 and 2. Talia Shire (Connie) goes from widow to floozy to caretaker to lady mob boss? Was anyone else thinking "Eat the canolli Connie!" Spare us Eli Wallach's (a fine actor) wheeze by whipped cream! Mary (the daughter) looks like she went from Northeastern pale to Sicily sexy in 10 years. Sofia Coppola is certainly attractive but I thought they would keep the 'Mary' character closer to mom's appearance in 2.Al Pacino looks lost,confused and sad,no wonder!! He has nothing to do but listen to opera,relinquish his power and wait for his 'ARP'card.Anthony opera star is interesting- an artsy rich kid..music and mutual funds woo hoo! Tom Hagen is gone, the Capos are gone (natural or otherwise) and in the end--thank you-!!! so is this BRILLIANT series. Godfather 3 can't and shouldn't compare but it's a pass--a wobbly,silly,half heart pass in the fictional place it began--maybe fitting after all? Thank you.