The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count Armand, a dashing French aristocrat. But Alejandro knows something she doesn't: Armand is the evil mastermind behind a terrorist plot to destroy the United States. And so, with his marriage and the county's future at stake, it's up to Zorro to save two unions before it's too late.
I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
Perfect cast and a good story
It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.
The legend of Zorro (2005) is a very fun action packed sequel to 1998's the mask of zorro. It stars Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta Jones and Rufus Sewell. Of course Banderas and Zeta-Jones play Zorro and Elena, now married with a son about 9 or 10 years old. The movies plot starts to picks up when Elena is confronted by two men who want to hire her to go undercover as Rufus Sewell's girlfriend in order to find out what he's up to. The acting in the film is good, I really enjoyed Catherine and Antonio's performances, they go from lovers to hating to joining together to save their son, stop Sewell, and kick some ass in the meantime. Speaking of ass kicking, the fighting and the action sequences are very well done, they aren't terribly rough or bloody but they are very intense and all over the place. And let me just say that I personally think that Catherine Zeta Jones can kick some villain ass a lot better than Antonio Banderas lol, get it girl. That's another good thing about the film, strong female empowerment and good examples of a woman taking charge and fighting for herself. It also shows good family love, so it's for sure a good pick for a family to view with children in late elementary or middle school. Like I said, the action is good, the acting is well done, and the sets and technical side of the movie is all done well. 8/10.
Action Fans know for a Cosmological Certainty that as sure as the Moon is made of Blue Cheese that a "PG-13" Movie is Going to Compromise. So what is one to expect when a "Superhero", Kick-Evil-Butt, Foil the World Conquerors Film goes for the Dreaded PG. Yep. PG.Family Friendly, Politically Correct, Sit-Cominess is what We get here and if not for the Cool Character of Zorro and His Cool Costume, Cool Horse, and Derring-Do this would be Unwatchable.We are "Treated" to Fluffy Mom and Dad Squabbles and another Insufferable Kid, a Black Belt, Acrobat, Pint-Sized Urchin who Saves the Day. We're in "Bat-Mite" Territory Here.The Movie is Glossy and Good to Look at, but the Story, Dialog, and the Family Unit Situations are Not Welcome and the Movie's Biggest Flaw is that it Abandons the Premise of the "Lone Vigilante" and Domesticates and Neuters Our Hero. Worth a Watch for the Strong of Stomach and the Strong of Tolerance, but Purists Stay Far Away or be Prepared to Divorce Yourself from this Marriage. It's an Unforgivable Sell-Out and Shameful use of the First Costumed Vigilante to Wear a Mask, Cape, and Ride into the Night Fighting Injustice. This Movie does Zorro an Injustice.
Why are people bringing up history? OK, I'm British, and yeah the Civil War was about 10 years after this, but it's FICTION! No-one complained when Titanic came out, or did you all think that the love story really happened? It's a movie, it's allowed to bend history! It's FICTION. Steam engines can't really talk, and neither can purple dinosaurs magically grow or communicate! But I really liked it and I prefer it to the first one, probably because I saw this one first.... I thought the plot was excellent, what with Elena being a spy and complex things like that. So well thought out it was confusing at first. Their son was a good actor too. And the Frenchman was a good addition. But the bottom line is that it's fictional, but still operating around real events, regardless of the time period, because it's FICTION. If it was based on a true story, then I understand your argument. Not that I don't in the first place.
I rated the mask of zorro10/10 and this sequel 7/10Note: if you haven't seen the first one ,don't watch this one because you won't get why so many people loved the the mask of Zorro so much.It's sad how a mediocre sequel can ruin a great movie.What I liked about the legend of Zorro Watching Catherine Zeta Jones and Antonio Banderas together again as a couple and it has some entrtetaning moments, like the Polo scene and their kiss when they get back together again after their divorce What I didn't like about this sequel The PG rating. It felt like a kids movie, meanwhile the mask of Zorro was really for the whole family.