The Mask of Zorro Movie Review
If the performances played out by Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and the rest were reused in every movie, I would go see them all. The Mask of Zorro features two excellent actors and newcomer to American movies, Catherine Zeta-Jones, who does a brilliant job as the love interest of Zorro (the new), the so-called daughter of Montero, and the daughter of Zorro (the old). A rich story line is played out over an hour and a half, depicting Zorro's anger towards Montero from beginning to end. Superb choreography, tremendous explosions, and entertaining humor smoothed the movie over as if the director had never stopped filming. One minor flaw was the time spent in the new Zorro's training; at the beginning, he's nothing great, and three minutes later, he's fighting two dozen men at a time. But, of course, people would rather see fighting than a bunch of boring training sessions, wouldn't they? The Mask of Zorro is an excellent adventure story and hopefully sprout a few sequels down the way.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.