Las Vegas Film Society

The Mask Of Zorro


Remember when you were younger and used to watch the old black and white episodes of Zorro? He would run into a room, swing from chandaliers, jump off balconies, and save the day. The movie is no different, although I personally would have liked to see some more action in the film. I am not complaining that there is a lack of action in the film, there is plenty to go around. I just wouldn't mind seeing a bit more of Zorro jumping off balconies while fighting a zillion men. Something about the smooth and suave style of Zorro's fighting makes us women love him all the more!

Grab your significant other because this is definately a movie to take a date on. It is full of romance in more than one way. I don't want to ruin the film for anyone, but there is more to the love story than guy meets girl, girl falls in love, and they live happily ever after. There is the love that brings about the revenge, the boy meets girl love, and a love between father and daughter. I am not going to go any further on this subject, but if you aren't holding hands at the beginning of the movie, you will be holding eachother by the end of it.

They couldn't have picked a better actor than Antonio Banderas to play the part of Zorro. He looks like the original Zorro...tall, dark, and handsome...and he was able to portray the many characters of Zorro throughout the film beautifully. I had no problems believing he was Zorro. (On a side note, this is the first time they had a Spaniard play the part of Zorro.)

Anthony Hopkins gave a brilliant performance as usual in this film as well. Again, he was able to portray his many characters just as well as Banderas. Together, they were marvelous. I was able to forget who they were as actors and believe them as characters playing off of eachother. I was rooting for them both at the end of the film.

This is a definate must see this summer. You will enjoy it, and even if you don't, you will enjoy the stunts. So go get your significant other and head off to the theater. You can never get too much of Antonio Banderas!


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