The Commandant is making life rough for the colonials in Spanish California. While trying to help, Zorro is charged with the murder of the new Governor, but in the end he triumphs over the evil Commandant.
Mexico, 1840s. When the new Spanish Governor begins to grind the peasants under his heel, wealthy landowner Don Diego Vega follows in his late father's footsteps and becomes Zorro, the ... See full summary »
In the 1840s, the foppish Don Diego de la Vega returns from Spain to his family in California to find that his father has been replaced as ruler of the region by the cruel Don Luis Quintero... See full summary »
Compiled from six episodes of the original Disney Zorro series, this film has El Zorro, "The Fox," battling Jose Sebastian Varga, "The Eagle," a corrupt dictator set on taking control of all of Spanish California.
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.
Don Diego is fighting for the peons against the Commandante. Shortly after the Governor and his daughter Isabella arrive, the Governor is killed and marked with a Z. When Don Diego's identity as Zorro is revealed to Isabella, she has the Commandante arrest him as the killer. But he convinces her the Commandante was the killer as the Z was backwards.Written by
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Enjoyable. Creaks, shows it age. Primitive in many ways, but nice bantering and humor between Livingston, the girl and the evil commandant. Sometimes I found the dialogue and acting stilted and silly, other times quite amusing................This film should interest Zorro fans for comparisons with other versions of the story -- here the girl plays a major role (her father is killed early in the story, and she inherits his position as governor of the province), Zorro's father/family are not even mentioned, and it is the Indians who are oppressed (in other versions I think it was the Hispanic peasants and others being oppressed).
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