The Legend of Zorro (2005) – 8400th Review!!!

“[after making a “Z” mark on Armand] So the devil will know who sent you. ” – Zorro

Number of Times Seen – 1 (15 Dec 2021)

Brief Synopsis – While trying to lead a simple life, Zorro and his wife Elena get involved in a governmental plot and much do all they can to stop it.

My Take on it – This is a fun sequel, but the choice to keep the two main characters at odds with one another the whole way through is a bit problematic because it’s the wrong type of chemistry for Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The story itself is a bit too predictable and doesn’t feel as original as one might hope for.

The characters are a bit too superficial here and certain aspects of the story just don;t flow as well as expected.

The action scenes are done well and help keep things more gripping and thrilling, but when looking at the story as a whole, it feels as if it is far too lacking along the way.

The film drags along a bot too much and might have worked better if it was a bit shorter.

The story has some enjoyable twists along the way that enhance things a bit but it still is far from being among the most enjoyable films of its kind.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – A second sequel was dropped, due to this movie not making enough money. However, Robert Rodriguez approached Sony with an idea that the Zorro reboot should be set in a post-apocalyptic future. But, Sony executives wanted the Zorro reboot to be gritty and be in the style of The Dark Knight (2008), showing how Don Diego de la Vega became Zorro. Batman was heavily influenced by Zorro. The reboot was rumored to be titled “Zorro Reborn”. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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