The Mask of Zorro - Movie Synopsis & Plot
Don Rafeal Montero stole everything from him. Montero stole his daughter, his wife's life, and his freedom. And now, 20 years later, Don Diego de la Vega, also known as Zorro, has returned to the land that he once fought for to fulfill his search of vengeance. As skilled as he is, de la Vega is an intelligent man, and he knows that Montero, surrounded by an army, will not be easy to kill, certainly at his age. So, he must find a new man to replace him, to don the mask of Zorro and once again uphold justice.
His name is Alejandro Murieta, a bandit, and he is seeking revenge for the death of his brother. By chance, he stumbles upon his old-time idol, Zorro, and is taken in for training. Don Diego works to transform Murieta from a roughneck to a gentleman, a fighter to a swordsman, and a bandit into a hero. Together, the two Zorros will unite to destroy Montero's evil scheme and bring freedom to the people once again.
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. Read our Mask of Zorro, The movie review »