My Old Addiction

The Mask Of Zorro

the-mask-of-zorroBB.5

(out of 5)


Enjoyable but bombastically loud update of the popular Zorro legend which hasn’t been seen legitimately on screen since Tyrone Power in the 40s (George Hamilton doesn’t count).   is a street thug trained by the mask-wearing Zorro () to take over his place now that he is going into retirement. The new Zorro has to save California from evil, crooked politicians and restore Hopkins’ long-lost kidnapped daughter () to his home. How does he do it? Effortlessly, of course! Unfortunately director Martin Campbell doesn’t, and the film’s more enjoyable moments (the swordfighting, Zorro’s flamenco with the heroine) are mired in ineffective character development and endlessly boring explosions. Zeta-Jones made her mark in Hollywood with this film, but her role is so flimsy it’s really a credit to her that she managed to keep people’s interest after they had all seen it.


, Amblin Entertainment, , Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Company Medien KG, Zorro Productions

USA/Germany1998

Directed by

Story by , , , Screenplay by , Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1998

Golden Globe Awards 1998

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