The Legend of Zorro
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The year is 1850. After fighting to help California become the 31st state of the Union, Zorro promises his wife Elena that he will give up his secret identity and live a normal life as Alejandro de la Vega. But now, the same forces that conspired to keep California from becoming part of the United States are plotting to unleash a threat that has been 500 years in the making -- a threat that could change the course of history forever. Only Zorro can stop it by taking on the most dangerous mission of his life. But, if he does what he must, will it mean losing Elena forever?

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's Zorro, the domesticated blade!"
‑ Matt Singer, Village Voice
"The passionless string of the hoariest clichés is burnished with the phony luster of an I Can't Believe It's Not Butter commercial, and its plot seems to have been amalgamated by a computer program."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"The Legend of Zorro is a campier sequel, occasionally given too much to childish antics. But once the story really kicks in, it transforms into a fine adventure film and a worthy addition to the Zorro film legacy."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"Catherine Zeta Jones' eminent allure and Antonio Banderas' leading man charm are reduced to mere furnishings for an ostensibly child-friendly adventure movie filled with tedious stunt sequences, endless sword fights and too many brutal murders."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"We don't really see who Zorro really is. Instead of being the good-hearted peasant turned swash-buckling gentleman, he's often a bungling buffoon."
‑ Todd Hertz, Christianity Today
"In every imaginable way, this is a lesser film than the original."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Though there's worse entertainment around, there may be more people rabid for the return of Prohibition than for a Zorro sequel seven years after the fact."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Reasonably rousing, breezily hokey, and touchingly retrograde"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"excessively lengthy, swashbuckling-by-numbers exercise in tedium that fills the cinema with entirely the wrong kind of zs."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"Pior que a infusão do nacionalismo pós-11 de Setembro na trama é a dinâmica formulaica e irritante da família Zorro."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The Legend of Zorro spirals into a convoluted series of incidents, bordering on the impenetrable until they're finally revealed as nonsensical."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The CG-effects to replicate crowds and buildings, the fake scenery, the flimsy plot and the cheap dialogue all spell a budget-conscious production."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"Just obvious pandering to a younger crowd..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The ludicrous plot and special effects featuring cartoon physics means this zero is strictly for those under the age of eight or so."
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
"Big stars, big budget, big stunts sabotaged by a scatterbrained plot."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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