Mask of Zorro
Mask of Zorro has everything, great direction, imaginative script, excellent cast and stunts like you wouldn't believe
The bar has been raised for action movies! I first got Mask of Zorro thinking I would not like it. I was rapidly proven wrong. This movie has everything, great direction, imaginative script, excellent cast and stunts like you wouldn't believe.
Mask of Zorro starts with the last run of the first Zorro played by Sir Anthony Hopkins. He is captured by his arch enemy and sent to rot in prison. Years later he escapes and plots his revenge. He finds a child that once helped him now grow to manhood played by Antonio Banderas who has a score to settle with the henchman of Zorro's enemy. Hopkins trains Banderas to be the new Zorro. Added into the movie is the grow child of Hopkins played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, raised by Zorro's enemy as his own daughter. The action starts at the very beginning of the film and carries on throughout. The stunts are great. I have been watching action movies for years and I was impressed. Mask of Zorro reminds me of the classic Errol Flynn films of the forties.
The DVD is the way to go with Mask of Zorro. Letterbox is the only way to fully appreciate the many sword fights in Mask of Zorro. This way you can see both fighters at the same time. The pan and scan version is pall by comparison. The video is clear and without any faults. The sound, WOW. The explosions, gunshots and even the whip comes alive. This movie will test your Dolby 5.1 speaker system to it's fullest. There are also some interesting added features to enjoy in Mask of Zorro.
All in all, get Mask of Zorro if you want two hours of non-stop action, romance and drama. This movie has something in it for every member of the family. Review by Doug MacLean of hometheaterinfo.com
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