The Legend of Zorro
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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Loud sequel to the Mask of Zorro.
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Rotten: Campbell's film has moments that capture this sensuality and stealth, but it's noisier and longer than it should be.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, October 28, 2005
Rotten: In this busy sequel to 1998's The Mask of Zorro, Antonio Banderas looks a little older, Catherine Zeta-Jones snares a bigger role, and the powerful charms of both are weighed down by an absurdly plot-heavy script.
- Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, Friday, October 28, 2005
Fresh: Zorro is misnamed, since it's less about the legend than what happens when the legend goes home and gets yelled at by his wife.
- David Edelstein, Slate, Friday, October 28, 2005
Certainly a lot better than I remember, but that's mainly due to the fact that Antonio Banderas does such a great job with the character. While this was certainly a lot more kid friendly and less dynamic, it does retain the fun entertainment value. There's just a few too many goofy moments that take away from letting this truly live up to the quality of the first. Luckily, we are introduced to an even more sinister villain in the form of Rufus Sewell. I'm pretty sure he should have a monopoly on evil characters. His utter joy over seeing another fail is like watching a mad scientist at work. Theoretically, this entry should have been more dark, but it just refuses to emerge from its family oriented message. That being said, I still really like it and it fits alright into the overall story. It has its moments of greatness for sure, just not anything close to its predecessor.
- ythelastman89, Friday, May 20, 2011