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The Legend of Zorro (2005)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  28 October 2005 (USA)
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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.

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The Legendary Zorro goes off on another adventure to protect the future of California and its citizens. This time, he fights against evil-doers with the help of his beautiful wife, Elena, and their precocious young son, Joaquin. Alejandro De LaVega is torn between two worlds: his life as Zorro and his life as a family man. After Alejandro once again breaks his promise to stop wearing the mask, Elena leaves him, and soon begins seeing Armand, a haughty French Count. But a mysterious explosion in the desert leads Zorro to believe that there's more to Armand than meets the eye, and our hero is intent on finding out what that is. Little does he know, there are others working to uncover certain truths as well. Written by amneris21

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Rated PG for sequences of violence/peril and action, language and a couple of suggestive moments | See all certifications »

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The Mask of Zorro 2  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,899,689 (UK) (28 October 2005)

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$2,226,902 (Australia) (6 January 2006)
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A second sequel was dropped, due to this film not making enough money. However, Robert Rodriguez approached Sony with an idea that the Zorro reboot should be set in a post-apocalyptic future. But, Sony executives wanted the Zorro reboot to be gritty and be in the style of The Dark Knight (2008), showing how Don Diego de la Vega became Zorro. Batman was heavily influenced by Zorro and the reboot is to be titled "Zorro Reborn" and the film is rumoured for a 2016 release. See more »

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Joaquin hides under the horse carriage to follow McGivens to where his men are unloading the explosives. In the next shot, Joaquin is not there, and when the carriage stops, he is there again. See more »

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Elena: [referring to the meal] It's unusual... is it quail?
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A great action film, period.
2 November 2005 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When I just was taking for granted that action films nowadays were about car, motorcycle and boat chases with ultra modern weapons, I went to see "The Legend of Zorro" and I had a great feeling. The sequence of the train at the end is fantastic. The fact that Zorro has his wife and son helping him in the fights adds more interest to the story, which is about the time when California was going to become a state and just before the civil war. When I read reviews about this film they were not so great, so I wonder what those critics were expecting. I know that people in the movie theater were having a lot of fun. It seems there is a tendency to judge all films by the parameters you would apply to an Ingmar Bergman. The Legend of Zorro has great action, if you like this kind of film don't miss it and don't pay attention to the critics.


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