Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Z = Zorro

Zorro: The Mask of Zorro
Directed: Martin Campbell
Antonio Banderas as Alejandro Murrieta
Anthony Hopkins as Don Diego De La Vega
Catherine Zeta-Jones as Elena De La Vega Montero

Action packed variation on the Zorro story. The aging Zorro finds an apprentice who coincidentally is interested in his daughter. It seems Zorro was meant to be a family franchise. The good-rich man who fights for the rights of the populous continues to excite the imaginations of the hopeful.

I loved this movie for several reasons:

Action was reaching but the stunts were amazing. Any regular person would have munched but Zorro prevails. Much to Martin Campbell’s credit, his perfectionism really worked well in this film.

Antonio Banderas plays the poor boy and the amazing Zorro equally as well. Zorro is a continuation of the good bad guy theme like in the film Desperado.

What can be said about Sir Anthony Hopkins? He’s amazing as Don De La Vega. The Englishman playing the Mexican Don works for me. But I’ve admired his work since Magic.

Catherine Zeta Jones rises to the level of the actors around her. She is particularly interesting in this role when she discovers her identify. Raised with one father, she accepts her true identity with grace.


Tony Laplume said...

Was an instant favorite. And I still love it.

Joanne said...

Love this movie. It's our go to flick to check our surround sound system. It's got great sounds with the whooshing sword. Congrats on A to Z - I've enjoyed your blog

Margo Kelly said...

Congrats on making it through the AtoZ Challenge!