5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sequel
As far as sequels go, this one was great. I liked the storyline. It's very enjoyable and family oriented. I recommend it to everyone.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Adventure Movie
This sucessful rendition of Zorro`s story is a truly convincing and engaging blockbuster, showing the best qualities so rarely seen in action-adventure movies nowadays. Martin Campbell treats the material with care and respect, never dumbing it down into utterly childish stuff and creating an acessible, enrergetic entertainment that satisfies both kids and adults...
Published on Feb 4 2004 by gonn1000
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4.0 out of 5 stars was great,
This review is from: The Mask of Zorro (Deluxe Edition) (DVD)great film. yet another dvd though. Catherine zeta jones was hot as hell... much better thann the second... funny how both films start the same way though
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sequel,
This review is from: The Mask of Zorro (Deluxe Edition) (DVD)As far as sequels go, this one was great. I liked the storyline. It's very enjoyable and family oriented. I recommend it to everyone.
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC,
By A Customer
This review is from: Mask of Zorro (VHS Tape)This movie shows the beauty of Spain and of the horrible way people were treated. Antonio Banderas is excellent and Anthony Hopkins is brillaint once again. It is a must see.
5.0 out of 5 stars Mask of Zorro,
This review is from: The Mask of Zorro (Deluxe Edition) [Import] (DVD)One of the best cloak and dagger modern movies. Intriguing story, fascinating characters, excellent performance by Anthony Hopkins, Bandera and Zeta-Jones. Zeta Jones is at the best of her beauty and sensuality. Good story full of adventure. Really enjoyable.
4.0 out of 5 stars New Zorro, New Age,
5.0 out of 5 stars ZORRO MEETS ZETA JONES,
Antonio Banderas is a perfect Zorro, starting off rude and crude, ending up flamboyant and gallant. His injection of humor and the way he rolls his eyes is a definite good addition to his role.
The ever amazing Anthony Hopkins shines in his role as the first Zorro, whose life is ruined when his wife is killed and his daughter taken away from him by his cruel enemy. It's rare to see an action hero over the 50 year mark!
Catherine Zeta-Jones is breathtakingly beautiful and is wonderful in her role as Hopkins daughter, feisty, yet adolescent in her yearnings for the masked man.
Stuart Wilson is vile and irreprehensible as Don Metero, the head villain, and he plays it to the hilt.
Matt Leschler as the Captain is even worse, his dashing good looks hiding a psychotic imbalance.
The whole movie is superb; James Horner's overlooked Oscar score is beautiful, including the closing credits duet by Tina Arena and Marc Antony of "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You."
This is a fun, enjoyable and uplifting kind of movie. ENJOY!
5.0 out of 5 stars The epitome of swashbuckling.,
By A Customer
Which is perhaps what the entertainment industry has done. How else to explain how such a charming, charismatic actor gets so few good roles? Is it just his Spanish accent getting in the way? If so, what a pity. As the younger Zorro, he displays all his talents: He starts off as a bumbling bandit, so unkempt you can practically see the fleas on him. His transformation is a wonderful thing to behold. Step by step, he becomes the dashing swordsman, both in appearance and bearing. Every look of his eyes, every flick of his hand is just right. He has amazing acting instincts.
Another thing I like about this movie is the pacing. It takes its time setting up the story so you get a good background. By the time the bandits appear, you already care about them, because you've met them as children in a previous scene. At the same time though, there's never an instance where I felt the movie was moving too slowly, even with all the backstory.
5.0 out of 5 stars PLEASE MAKE THE SEQUAL,
By A Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Adventure Movie,
This review is from: Mask of Zorro (VHS Tape)This sucessful rendition of Zorro`s story is a truly convincing and engaging blockbuster, showing the best qualities so rarely seen in action-adventure movies nowadays. Martin Campbell treats the material with care and respect, never dumbing it down into utterly childish stuff and creating an acessible, enrergetic entertainment that satisfies both kids and adults alike.
Antonio Banderas plays a credible Zorro, Catherine Zeta-Jones shines as his love interest and Anthony Hopkins is a menacing and adequate antagonist. The action sequences are well-done, being suspenseful and exciting enough and not too forced, overlong or tiresome. The script is simple but well-written, and given that the movie is convincing as a whole one can forgive some predictable moments.
So, this is a fun, solid picture, a good blockbuster that rises above most examples of the genre. Consistent entertainment.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, great DvD package,
This review is from: The Mask of Zorro (DVD)First I'll talk on the film itself. IT's an extreme entertainment. It has the honor of old fashioned films, and it does junk up on Digital effects like so many other action films do. It brilliantly combines acting touches, comedy, swashbuckling, chemistry, explosions, revenge, romance and high adventure to make a supremely entertaining film that can stand up to inumerable viewing. A sequel is in the works, with the same director and cast. If it gets made, I'll be very happy.
Now I'll write on the edition. Superbit is always brilliant. Every single package they offer has the very best picture and sound. This edition is no different. But the problem with superbit is it's lack of special features. This two disc edition compensates with a whole disc of bonuses. Magnificent.
Completely worth the money.
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