Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action.
A man, having fallen in love with the wrong woman, is sent by the sultan himself on a diplomatic mission to a distant land as an ambassador. Stopping at a Viking village port to restock on supplies, he finds himself unwittingly embroiled on a quest to banish a mysterious threat in a distant Viking land.
The original Zorro, Don Diego de la Vega, is captured and imprisoned just as Spain concedes California to Santa Anna. 20 years go by and his mortal enemy, Don Rafael Montero, returns to California with a plan to become wealthy at the expense of the peasants. The original Zorro escapes from prison and trains a new Zorro to take his place. Much swashbuckling and derring-do ensues. Written by
Stuart Wilson's 2nd collaboration with Martin Campbell. Stuart Wilson previously starred as Walter Marek in 1994's "No Escape" directed by Stuart Wilson and would later work again with Martin Campbell in "Vertical Limit". See more »
When Alejandro calms the horse gone wild in the crowd, the rope tied to the horse can be seen dropped by someone off screen the moment Alejandro grabs for it. See more »
When I sleep, I will dream of this dashing rogue Zorro. But what face shall I give him?
He has been many different men, but he has loved you as all of them.
How can I refuse such a man? Do you know where I might find him?
You know Zorro. He could be anywhere.
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This is a truly wonderful movie. In my opinion it belongs with the Classics.
What is a classic anyway? Something with timeless quality. And this movie has it.
Just saw this movie again for the 3rd or 4th time since it came out. I remembered almost every scene and still sat to watch it again. To see the great photography, to hear the inspirational music, to admire and have fun with the excellent performances of all actors, leading and supporting.
This movie has it all. It revives one of the more influential characters of all time, with the most appropriate way. You get a dramatic, even tragic, plot, and simultaneously a fun script. Emotion and comedy at the same time. Great visuals and scenery and also good action.
In my opinion this a highly underrated movie (6.7 for 2013 doesn't give it justice at all) and it belongs among the best. For the friend who gave a low rating a note: Not all the dramas have to be edgy and dark.
Overall: Highly recommended
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