The Mask of Zorro
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|Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Catherine
Zeta-Jones, Stuart Wilson, Matt Letscher
This movie has no nudity, no swearing, nothing
violently graphic, lots of action, and laughs to
boot so I'd say yes.
It's got subtle romance, a hint of sexiness, and
a lot of action. So I'd say nobody would be bored
in this show. Plus the chicks might dig the sock
Antonio stuffed in his pants.
Unfortunately not, and Elena (Catherine
Zeta-Jones) needed a haircut.
Some of the best, stunt, horseback ridding I've
ever seen in a movie.
Lots of them, but I forgot what they were.
Doug Claybourne, David Foster
So me and The Dude on the Right
trucked it on down to the gigaplex movie theater and caught
"The Mask of Zorro." Oh boy, I gotta tell ya this is one
cheese-ball movie, and you wanna talk predictable?
Anyone not seeing the next punch coming or the
fact the horse was going to move leaving Zorro on his
Well they ought to be given a cat-scan because
this was one of the more predictable movies I've seen.
This movie is really cheesy, totally predictable,
and thoroughly entertaining. You thought I was trashing this
movie, didn't ya? Well nothing could be further from my
intent. I want to sing this movie's praises because I really
enjoyed it, and it was nothing like any other thing I've
ever seen about Zorro, namely the likes of "Zorro, The Gay
Blade" starring the ever tanned George Hamilton. (Yea, I
know there were some older Zorro flicks, but not in my time,
and I haven't spotted them on cable, so until I see them,
well, I've got this one, the gay one, and the TV show
re-runs on Disney to compare.)
The Mask of Zorro
A Movie Review
MPAA Rated - PG-13
It's 2:16 Long
|A Review by
Now, back to my movie comparisons - Sure both movies
depicted the legendary Zorro being a pain to the Spanish
Governor of California and the hero of the people, but in
"The Mask of Zorro," Zorro's sword is held without a limp
wrist, and that's a good thing because this movie is filled
with some great sword fighting scenes that make Errol Flynn
look like a sissy (and some seriously amazing, stunt,
horseback riding too). Then if you compare it to the old
black and white TV show, well
there is no comparison
because that show really does suck! So what I'm trying to
say is that the newest incarnation of Zorro is nothing like
I've ever seen before. It's like
when you were a kid and you loved to watch the Batman &
Robin TV show starring Adam West? It was like "Ha Ha, very
funny." Then when you got older you went to see Michel
Keaton as Batman, and you weren't sure what to think at
first? It was nothing like the old TV show, but more mature
and subtly funny. "The Mask of Zorro" is kind of like that.
There is nothing new to the legend of Zorro in "The Mask
of Zorro." It's basically a rehash of the old story, and if
you're unfamiliar with the story, well that's your tough
luck 'cuz I ain't gonna rehash it all here. There is a twist
in that there are two Zorros in this film, Zorro #1 played
by Anthony Hopkins, and Zorro #2 played by Antonio Banderas
(#1 teaches #2 the ways of being Zorro). In the end all I
will say is that the ending has sequel written all over it,
although the bad dudes from this one won't be in it.
So anyway, the movie is done with a tone that doesn't
take itself too seriously and that allows for a lot of fun
in the movie. There's explosive action, violence without
being too bloody, romance without getting mushy, it was sexy
without nudity, and it was even funny. All that being said I
highly recommend that you check out "The Mask of Zorro." I
give it 4 of 5 stars and I'm Stu Gotz. It was a damn good
movie! 'Nuff said.