De la Vega corners Montero at the hacienda and reveals his identity, but Montero captures him by threatening Elena. Banderas remained with the production, and signed on later that month, turning down the chance to direct. I had first gotten the Legend of Zorro first which I believe is an awesome movie but is the sequel of the Mask of Zorro and when I finally got the Mask of Zorro, everything fell into place. On April 5, 2001, U. The finished screenplay would be written by , and , based on a story by Elliott, Rossio, and. Archived from on July 13, 2010.
Archived from on July 11, 2012. The confrontation in the film takes place more than a decade earlier, in 1841. Connery dropped out and was replaced with Hopkins, and The Mask of Zorro began filming in January 1997 at in. The release date was later moved to Easter 1997. I love his toasting the death of his brother in the lair of the killer. Alejandro and Elena share a passionate kiss before Joaquin starts crying and Elena calms him down. Sony sent David Foster to join the project as a producer to help fill the void left by Steven Spielberg, , and , who were busy running.
Zeta-Jones credits The Mask of Zorro as her breakthrough in entering recognition. In addition, , TriStar's parent company, wanted an action film for its first quarter releases of 1998. Rodriguez pulled out of the film' in June 1996 over difficulties coming to terms with TriStar on the budget. A new twist on the Zorro theme combines all the fun and action of the older Zorro movies, it's almost like watching them all rolled into one. From The Opening Scene, You Are Gloriously Transported To Another Place In History. He makes peace with Alejandro and Elena and gives his blessings for Alejandro to marry his daughter before dying.
Spain's King , , and attended the first Royal premiere in Madrid in seven years. He is aided by his successor Banderas , who is pursuing his own vendetta against the governor's right-hand man while falling in love with de la Vega's daughter. You are watching the movie The Mask of Zorro 1998 It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. And let's not forget the music. Along with John Williams, he was one of the best modern soundtrack composers ever. The studio also attached Zorro's trailer to prints of.
He challenges Alejandro to gain Montero's trust instead. Salomon cast as Don Diego de la Vega, while Rodriguez brought Banderas in the lead role. Banderas, as the fictional brother of bandit Joaquin Murietta chances upon Hopkins, released from prison, and in search of the man who destroyed his family, and is given the chance to take on the role of Zorro. Alejandro sets off, feeling betrayed by Diego's vendetta. It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Little does he know, there are others working to uncover certain truths as well.
He encounters a thief, Alejandro Murietta who, as a child, saved Zorro's life during his last fight. It's powerful, sad, funny, Zorro's horse is funny, it's got a lot of adventure, it's just a great movie all the way around. When a power-crazed despot schemes to buy California from Mexico, it takes two Zorros--the legendary Don Diego de la Vega Anthony Hopkins and his chosen successor Alejandro Murrieta Antonio Banderas , a dashing bandit-turned-hero-- to defeat the tyrant's unscrupulous plans. Antonio Banderas makes for a superb Zorro, Anthony Hopkins is brilliant as his mentor, and Catherine Zeta Jones has never looked lovelier on the silver screen. You are watching the movie The Mask of Zorro It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Spielberg had hoped Rodriguez would start filming in January 1996 for a Christmas release date, but the start date was pushed back to July. TriStar and Amblin had been surprised by Rodriguez's low-budget filming techniques for his action films, and Desperado, and shifted away from their initial plans with Salomon to make a big-budget version of Zorro.
Twenty years later, Montero returns to California as a civilian, alongside Elena who has grown into a beautiful woman and resembles her late mother. While walking in a market, Elena meets the woman who was her nanny who tells Elena her parents' real identity. Zorro duels Montero, Love, and their guards at the hacienda. This movie is a must own for collectors everywhere. Beautiful costumes, stirring music, and a glimpse of Old California. The ending, where Alejandro and Eléna are happily married with their infant son, was added three months after filming had ended. Plenty of great swordplay, fights filled with colossal billows of dust, and practical stunts which makes this extra fun to watch.
Oh,, Catherine Zeta Jones Is Worth 4 Stars,,, Just For Being Catherine Zeta-Jones. Connery and Salomon eventually dropped out, and in September 1995, , fresh from the success of , signed to direct with , who had also starred in Desperado, playing the title role. Montero's reappearance motivates de La Vega to escape from prison. When Zorro escapes, Elena attempts to retrieve Montero's map from the swordsman, but he seduces her, leading to a passionate kiss before he flees. In reality Zorro had encountered production problems that extended its shooting schedule. Anthony Hopkins is a treat to watch as the aging Diego de la Vega, in some scenes evoking Douglas Fairbanks.