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Zorro can survive a lot of things, but it looks like he can't survive marriage. Read critic reviews

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A secret society, the Knights of Aragon, seeks to keep the United States from achieving manifest destiny -- and only the legendary Zorro (Antonio Banderas) can stop them. Unfortunately, Zorro, also known as Don Alejandro de la Vega, has problems of his own: His wife, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), is divorcing him for spending too much time pursuing heroics and not enough being a father to their young son. But it isn't long before the whole family gets caught up in stopping the Knights.

Cast & Crew

Antonio Banderas
Zorro, Alejandro
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Elena de La Vega
Raúl Méndez
Ferroq
Giovanna Zacarías
Blanca Cortez
Mary Crosby
Governor's wife
Nick Chinlund
Jacob McGivens
Gustavo Sánchez Parra
Cortez
Michel Bos
Archduke Wilhelm
Valarie Trapp
Giselle (uncredited)
Alex Kurtzman
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Roberto Orci
Screenwriter
Gary Barber
Executive Producer
Roger Birnbaum
Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer
James Horner
Original Music
Phil Meheux
Cinematographer
Cecilia Montiel
Production Design
Tomas Owen
Art Direction
Jon Danniells
Set Decoration
Stuart Baird
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  • Aug 24, 2012
    This sequel should never have been made. You know, there are film series in which subsequent films get better (Godfather II may be best example), and there are others that completely fall flat. In the tradition of Caddyshack 2, Staying Alive, and Jaw: The Revenge, here comes The Legend of Zorro. Come to think of it, Oceans Twelve, which also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, was pretty awful too. The Mask of Zorro was excellent; Banderas does Jackie Chan, Anthony Hopkins was suave and somewhat menacing, and CZJ was stunning as always- exotic as well as an outstanding actress. This attempt to update the story, with the addition of their young son (kind of an Anakin Skywalker), fails to recapture the boisterous spirit of the original. Zorro figuratively flies in on a chandelier and lands flat on his back. Why make Elena (CZJ) a shrewish wife? Why have a cartoonish villain out to spoil the party and rule the world? It's all too formulaic and thus disappointing. I suppose other action oriented series like Indiana Jones or Back to the Future could be likewise criticized, but they never failed to entertain. One thing a Zorro movie should never be is boring; this one comes close.
    Clintus M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2011
    Not close in comparison to the first but the fun is still alive and the action is well done
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 28, 2011
    Considering that the first one was absolutely terrific in delivering top notch action and delivering a solid story, this sequel is surprisingly average. The film has the feel and good ideas of the first, but the film mostly feels strained and forced. The film is still an entertaining film but its also disappointing in the fact that the first one was so good. I thought The Legend Of Zorro delivered average action and an average plot, I felt that there was nothing special about the film. The film feels like they're trying to outdo the first one which of course was great. This sequel is at times silly and really doesn't live up to the original. Overall the film is bordeline good fun, it's nothing truly excellent or good. The film is average. I found the acting to be quite sloppy too. The kid annoyed me and he was probably written into the script to give the film a "needed" edge that almost every sequel needs, a kid that gets himself into a shitload of trouble for the sake of putting the main characters at risk. This is too bad, because The Legend Of Zorro could have been something truly terrific, but the end results is that of a strained sequel that tries to overdue it's predecessor. The Legend Of Zorro will disappoint fans of the first, and some will think that this is an average or mediocre film with a watered down plot. Borderline decent, but not good or great at all. I was disappointed.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jan 24, 2011
    Here is the perfect example of having a big budget, a big studio, and big actors, but it just doesn't work. I would like to say that I enjoyed 'The Legend of Zorro' on at least some level, but I really didn't. I appreciate the director attempting to input a unique, generic tone in this, when it turns out to be a mess. The action sequences were poor too, especially the opening scene (if you've seen it you'll know what I'm talking about). I don't know what to say, this movie is an abomination.
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