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.
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
There is a distinct difference between the costumes for Don Diego de la Vega as Zorro, and Alejandro as Zorro. The Costume Designer for the film claimed, that de la Vega's costume portrayed his Spanish heritage, while Alejandro's portrayed his Mexican heritage. See more »
Alejandro, dressed as Zorro, fights the guards and grabs the "chandelier". The candles were lit, then when he swings on them, they are blown out. In the next shot, they are lit again. See more »
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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