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The Mask of Zorro Movie Review Summary

Actors: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Mask of Zorro

Diego de la Vega is a Don of Calafornia, Mexico. He is also the masked hero 'Zorro', coming in at the beginning of the film to defeat his mortal enemy Raphael Montero one last time. Unfortunately Montero recognises Diego this time, and goes to his house to arrest him. In the ensuing battle, Deigo's wife (whom Raphaehl loved) dies, his daughter is stolen and he is thrown in prison.

2o years later, Montero is back in Mexico, Diego breaks out and we meet a grown up Alejandro- a common bandit. When Alejandro's brother is killed, he swears revenge on Captain Love, the murderer. When Diego meets Alejandro, he takes him as his apprentice, to become the new 'Zorro'.

Thrown into the mix is the beautiful Elena- Diego's now adult daughter, brought up by Montero, and love interest of Alejandro.

The two Zorro's must now fight together- both socially and physically- against the plans of Montero and his Captain Love, to save the people of California.
The review of this Movie prepared by Beka



Anthony Hopkins plays the original Zorro, but is found out by an evil man who kills his wife, takes his baby, Elena, and locks him in prison. He later escapes and starts training a new Zorro, Antonio Banderas who wants revenge on Captian Love for killing his brother.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michael Gookin



After Zorro's wife is killed, and his baby stolen, he is imprisoned for twenty years before he escapes. In order for him to exact his revenge, he must now get reaquainted with his now twenty year old daughter who doesn't even know that he is her father. He then enlists the aid of a common thief to train to be Zorro, find what his enemy is planning and convince his daughter that he is her father.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jacob Knudsen



Script Analysis of The Mask of Zorro

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Combat acrobatics/martial arts?    -   Yes Kind of movie    -   superfast sword fighting

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   not employed but independently wealthy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Europe    -   Yes The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico    -   Central

Writing Style

Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   knives    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   crushed    -   impaled    -   decapitated    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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