Yesterday I watched the movie adaption of Robert Saviano's book 'Gomorrah'. Saviano's book is a who's who and what's what of Italy's mafia; Saviano is now in hiding.
From a cinematic standpoint, the movie is a little choppy and mostly provides visual snapshots of the more detailed stories in the book. From a real life standpoint, the mafia now sucks and I want The Godfather back.
Americans, the old movies are nothing but lies. The mafia is a bunch of sweaty, fat guys wearing mesh tops and hauling trash from northern to southern Italy. Children are regularly recruited. Charming. Just charming.
In terms of an underground 'army' taking over and becoming a serious threat to civilized life, Italy is little Mexico. Even though the country gives us great fashion (from mob controlled factories), Ferrari (probably mob controlled factories), Michelangelo (probably killed by the mob) and Rossini (probably a mob sell out); their spoiled little criminals are ruining everything.