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After fighting to help California become the 31st state of the Union, Zorro must live up to the promise he made his wife Elena - to give up his secret identity and live a normal life as Alejandro de la Vega. When he hesitates, it threatens to tear them apart. Now, the same forces that conspired to keep California from becoming part of the United States are plotting to unleash a threat that has been 500 years in the making, a threat that could change the course of history forever And only Zorro can stop it.
PROFANITY: There are 6 mild profanities. SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: Shootings, swordfights, fist fights. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Mild alcohol and tobacco use. Zorro shown drunk once. ACTION: Many swordfights and chases. COMEDY: Some humorous comments. About a dozen chuckles and a dozen smiles.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average Zorro has a distinguished history, dating back to 1919. It's unfortunate that the latest installment of his saga makes him look like a relic who's ready for retirement.
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average 'The Legend of Zorro' commits a lot of movie sins, but one is mortal: It turns the magnificent Elena into a nag.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average Though there's worse entertainment around, there may be more people rabid for the return of Prohibition than for a Zorro sequel seven years after the fact. To this end, Sony has hedged its bets with a PG movie geared more to kids than to true adventure.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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We collected 167 moviegoer opinions. These certainly don't look like average to below average opinions to me, but that's what "professional" movie critics are rating this movie. To me it looks like MOVIEGOERS LOVED "THE LEGEND OF ZORRO"! Over half rated it "Excellent" or "Fantastic" and most of the remaining ones rated it "Very Good." These are very high opinions. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND "THE LEGEND OF ZORRO" TO EVERYONE. DON'T MISS IT!
The year is 1850. The territory of California is seeking to become the 31st state of the
union, but certain unscrupulous individuals, members of a mysterious medieval
organization, are determined to prevent this event from transpiring.
Once again the masked hero, Zorro, must come to the aid of the people of California so
they can become citizens of the United States of America.
At the same time, a corrupt robber baron McGivens (NICK CHINLUND) is intimidating
the law-abiding residents of California, seizing their land and threatening their
Again, only Zorro can stop him.
Don Alejandro de la Vega (ANTONIO BANDERAS), who inherited the mask of Zorro, is
now married to Elena (CATHERINE ZETA-JONES). They have a 10-year-old son,
Joaquin (ADRIAN ALONSO). The boy misses his father, who is rarely at home. And
when he is, Joaquin finds himself wishing that Don Alejandro behaved more like his
idealized hero Zorro — having no idea that the two men are the same person.
Meanwhile, Elena forces Alejandro to choose between his family and his crusading alter
ego. When an unexpected crisis forces Alejandro to once again don the mask of Zorro,
Elena feels betrayed and kicks him out of the house. Soon after, she serves him with
When a former schoolmate of Elena's, the French aristocrat Armand (RUFUS SEWELL),
moves to California to start a winery, he is thrilled to discover that Elena has separated
from her husband. He immediately begins to woo her, while at the same time attending
to his duties as the head of the Knights Of Aragon, a secret ancient fraternity.
Don Alejandro now finds himself caught in a dilemma between his obligation to serve
the oppressed and threatened people of California and his responsibilities as husband