The Legend of Zorro – Filtered

Theatrical Release: October 28, 2005
DVD Release: January 31, 2006
The Legend of Zorro – Filtered


Like the 1998 prequel, this action adventure, with romance and comedy tossed in, is a fun film that draws laughter, clapping and cheers from its audience. It’s 1850, and land purchaser Don Alejandro de la Vega (Antonio Banderas) continues to bear the burden of keeping his alter ego, Zorro, a secret from his 10-year-old son (Adrian Alonso) and all of California. With the toll of the church bell, the people of San Francisco call Zorro to their aid. But de la Vega’s wife and swashbuckling cohort, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), fears their enemies will discover their identity and bring harm to their family. A threat to California’s statehood has arisen, forcing Zorro to wear the mask a little longer and inadvertently bring Elena into the adventure, and the two discover that their nemesis, Armand (Rufus Sewell), has greater aspirations than his flourishing winery. Together they must put a halt to his plan while protecting their son who has discovered that he is more like his father than anyone knew.

Dove Review

This is an action-packed movie that is recommended for ages twelve and above. Zorro is faced with the challenge of saving his marriage as well as defending California’s statehood. Zorro survives many violent situations such as: sword and fist fights, gun shootouts, etc. He also encounters humorous situations such as his horse puffing on a pipe. This film includes action-packed drama filled with fighting and some humor.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Man and woman kiss a few times.
Language: None
Violence: Shootout in town, men shot, men hit with a shovel, man stabbed in foot with rod, man burned with hot sharp spear, punching, sword fighting, explosions.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking shown.
Nudity: Cleavage shown, men in hot tub together without their shirts on.
Other: None


Company: Columbia Tri-Star Pictures
Director: Martin Campbell
Genre: Action
Runtime: 130 min.
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Giovanna Zacarías, Raúl Méndez, Mary Crosby, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alexa Benedetti
Reviewer: Hannah Kortz