The Mask Of Zorro
A sweeping tale of love and honor, tragedy and triumph set against the Spanish conquest of Mexico, THE MASK OF ZORRO stars Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas.
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Fresh: Not so much a blood-pounding swashbuckling adventure as it is a comfortable old friend--the kind of movie your grandfather might have seen at a Saturday matinee.
- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid, Sunday, February 7, 2010
Don Diego de la Vega: Do you know how to use that thing? Alejandro Murrieta: Yes. The pointy end goes into the other man. A nice tribute to old Swashbuckling movies as well as the folk hero Zorro, who was never real by the way. The film is pretty much perfectly cast. It's a little long, but all very exciting. Shot from wide a distance, opposed to today's generation of quick cuts, so you see all the grand swordplay and other stunts. A fun, enjoyable movie. Anthony Hopkins as a Mexican, nice. He stars as the older Zorro, who is unfortunately imprisoned and has his daughter taken away from him. Years later he escapes, with revenge in mind. Antonio Banderas was pretty much born to be Zorro. He has all the looks, energy, and charisma to play this Mexican vigilante. And Catherine Zeta-Jones is ridiculously good looking here, as the grown up daughter of old school Zorro. It's a well told story with a lot of fun, action, and humor, not to mention a great sweeping score by James Horner. Director Martin Campbell, writers Ted and Terry Rossio (who would go on to write the Pirates movies), with the help of Steven Speilberg, has crafted one of the more enjoyable swashbucklers in years. Don Rafael Montero: Do you recognize him? Elena: No, but he was young and vigorous. pause] Elena: He was very vigorous, father.
- DrZeek, Wednesday, March 12, 2008