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The Legend of Zorro

The Legend of Zorro

Martin Campbell (2005)

125min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones return for this playful sequel to 1998's The Mask of Zorro. The action, once again directed by Martin Campbell, is set in 1850, with the pair now married and parents to a ten-year-old boy (an irritating Adrian Alonso). It's far more tongue-in-cheek than its Saturday matinée-style predecessor, tinkering with US history as Zorro swoops in to help the people of California who are being prevented from becoming the 31st state of the union by a mysterious medieval organisation. However, Zorro's exploits cause a domestic crisis, resulting in his wife divorcing him. The caped hero's drunken mooching that follows is tediously wasteful, slowing the pace and diluting the excitement generated during the spirited opening scenes. But even when the action resumes, it's undermined by too much cheesy slapstick. Consequently, while the film is colourful and entertaining, it's not quite the relentless swashbuckler it should be.

Summary

The masked hero investigates a mysterious explosion linked to a French count, who is plotting to prevent California joining the United States - and discovers his wife, who walked out on their marriage when he refused to hang up his sword, is somehow involved. Swashbuckling adventure sequel, starring Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell, Alberto Reyes and Adrian Alonso.

Cast & Crew

Don Alejandro de la Vega / Zorro Antonio Banderas
Elena de la Vega Catherine Zeta-Jones
Armand Rufus Sewell
Fray Felipe Julio Oscar Mechoso
Joaquin Adrian Alonso
Jacob McGivens Nick Chinlund
Governor Don Pedro Pedro Armendáriz Jr
Ferroq Raúl Méndez
Blanca Giovanna Zacarias
Harrigan Michael Emerson
Governor's wife Mary Crosby
Colonel Beauregard Leo Burmester
Director Martin Campbell
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia TriStar Guidance: Edited for violence and language. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 28 Oct 2005

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