The Legend of Zorro

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This sequel to The Mask of Zorro was a box office flop and a critical failure (25% on the Tomatometer.) Allegedly set in 1850 California, the history is ludicrous. And it's especially bad in comparison to the movie it's sequelizing, which was great.

Still, it's dumb fun, as long as you don't think too hard about it. Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones can still buckle their swashes, the special effects were impressive. The kid playing their son is not insufferable at all, and it was kind of amusing to see his genetics go into play as he breaks out of his pampered aristocrat role. Not an awful way to spend a couple hours.

I also spent some time watching the "Extras" disk from Star Trek: Nemesis. Coincidentally, Stuard Baird was the director of that movie, and was the editor on this one. Not that that matters, just a coincidence. The main thing I noticed on the disk was the sheer amount of thought and effort that goes into making even a mediocre movie. I'm not sure that's what they wanted to convey.


Last Modified 2012-10-25 8:23 AM EST