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The Legend of Zorro (2005)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brother Ignacio
... Frey Felipe
... Guillermo Cortez
... Joaquin de la Vega
... Jacob McGivens
... Blanca Cortez (as Giovanna Zacarias)
Carlos Cobos ... Tabulador
... Don Alejandro de la Vega / Zorro
... Harrigan
... Pike
... Governor Riley (as Pedro Armendariz)
... Governor's Wife
... Elena de la Vega
Mauricio Bonet ... Don Verdugo
... Don Diaz
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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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28 October 2005 (USA)  »

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The Mask of Zorro 2  »

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Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,328,506, 30 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,464,023

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$142,400,065
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Trivia

Directors Steven Spielberg and Robert Rodriguez both passed on the project. However, Spielberg stayed on as an executive producer. See more »

Goofs

When Zorro and McGivens are fighting on the bridge, McGivens punches Zorro and he drops the ballot box. It doesn't make a sound. See more »

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Jacob McGivens: [after terrorizing people in a town center] I haven't voted yet.
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The closing credits list Abraham Lincoln as "President Lincoln". Lincoln was serving his first term on the Illinois State Assembly at the time that the film is set. See more »

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California Dianas
Written and Produced by Eduardo Gamboa
Performed by Banda de Tlayacapan
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Just another fun movie
31 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Zorro is back in action. This time he has to manage his family life and the profession he has chosen, which is to rid of evil in the west. A good action packed movie, but this one doesn't live up to the expectations of the first one. Instead this does pull of a few good action sequences, good stunts and good acting.

The Swashbuckling hero, Zorro(Antonio Banderas)comes out with great comic sense, he does his expressions and action in a very cool way. His wife Elena(Catherine Zeta-Jones)is very feisty and puts a good life against her husband. The space given between those two is very well done. The stunts are spectacular and a must see, mixed with the action sequences.

The only problem I faced while watching this movie was the plot, which proved to slow the movie down and extend it till the end. The dialogs were very nice but didn't seem to be so catchy either.

All in all this is a fun action movie and can be enjoyed by the whole family. The first one was more of a better adventure, where this one just dies along till the end. A Good 6.5 out of 10 for this one.


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