The Mask of Zorro (1998)

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The Mask of Zorro (1998)
  • Time: 136 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy
  • Director: Martin Campbell
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Storyline:

The original Zorro, Don Diego de la Vega, is captured and imprisoned just as Spain concedes California to Santa Anna. 20 years go by and his mortal enemy, Don Rafael Montero, 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. Much swashbuckling and derring-do ensues.

One review

  • I’m not really into Zorro or the story, but my mom has been trying to convince me for a couple years to give The Mask of Zorro a shot, and I do love Antonio Bandares and Catherine Zeta Jones, so I figured to be fair and give The Mask of Zorro a fair shot. And over all, I’d say that The Mask of Zorro is no doubt fast paced and packed with action and romance, Catherine and Antonio had a great connection and passion that sizzled on screen. Although, my question is mainly Anthony Hopkins, ENGLAND’s popular actor as a Spaniard? Alrighty then!

    Zorro is Anthony Hopkins at first, but when he is seized and his wife is killed and his daughter is taken away from his sworn enemy as if she were his daughter, Anthony after 20 years in prison finally escapes and finds a thief, Antonio Bandares and trains him as the new Zorro that the people need. Once he sees Anthony’s daughter, Catherine Zeta Jones, it is love at first sight, but she does not know still that Anthony is her real father and the man who raised her is destroying the state of California.

    I would recommend this movie for a night with friends, it over all was a good movie to watch. I loved the fight between Catherine and Anotonio, it was so awesome and so passionate, these two really did an awesome job. Once you get past and accept Anthony as a Spanard, I think you’ll do fine with the movie.

    7/10

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