Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Don Alejandro de la Vega (Antonio Banderas) and his wife, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), to take action.
The original Zorro, Don Diego de la Vega (Sir Anthony Hopkins), is captured and imprisoned just as Spain concedes California to Santa Anna. Twenty years go by and his mortal enemy, Don Rafael Montero (Stuart Wilson), 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.Written by
The DVD includes an alternate ending where Alejandro (Antonio Banderas) and Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones) meet General Santa Anna while walking away from the mine with all of the rescued prisoners. Joaquim de Almeida played Santa Anna in this scene. See more »
When Zorro first appears, saving the men from execution, he leaps down from a rooftop unto a balcony. Shot from overhead, it's quite obvious he lands on a stunt pad (the stone yields just like a cushion). See more »
With the opening frame of Zorro I figured I had been taken to the edge of bad movie making and dropped over. It looked like another corny slash and chatter bomb, but I wound up pretty much liking it. I don't consider it to be a really superb film, but I managed to stay interested all the way through. There was plenty of action, some romance, and quite a few laughs. I think that is what won me over: this picture is a comedy for the most part. A serious comedy. What Zorro is not is what I expected it to be.
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