The Legend of Zorro

by December Lambeth on October 28, 2005

in Movie Reviews 

If you were fond of the first Zorro, but wish it was longer then this is the film for you. The Legend of Zorro is almost identical to its predecessor minus Anthony Hopkins. Entertaining at times and longer than the stunts and fun should have went on, Zorro delivers good clean family fun. There is excitement around every corner and full on chemistry between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Antonio Banderas. It was nice to see a family twist added to the characters, the accompaniment of their son was a fresh look to the series; he was cute and always up to mischief.

The Legend of Zorro
3 Stars

If you were fond of the first Zorro, but wish it was longer then this is the film for you. The Legend of Zorro is almost identical to its predecessor minus Anthony Hopkins. Entertaining at times and longer than the stunts and fun should have went on, Zorro delivers good clean family fun. There is excitement around every corner and full on chemistry between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Antonio Banderas. It was nice to see a family twist added to the characters, the accompaniment of their son was a fresh look to the series; he was cute and always up to mischief.

Zorro follows suite to his identity unable to give up the fame and glory of saving the people, but has promised his wife that he will move on and become the family man she has been waiting for the past 10 years. In the belief that his identity has not been discovered he felt his family would always be safe with the secret, but finds if his identity falls into to the wrong hands his secret will crush his family. Of course, the wrong type discovers his identity and his wife is forced to divorce him and go undercover to protect everything she holds dear. Discovering what she was up to took Zorro a bit of time, but as soon as the truth comes out and his son discovers his true identity it’s the family to the rescue, they ultimately save the world from the evil European duke and his band of unmerry men.

Zorro should be viewed for what it is, just good clean fun, not an Oscar contender. It’s great to see a lighthearted attempt at entertainment in such a mess of serious and odd films trying to go for the gold.

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