Monday, October 24, 2005

Legend of Zorro

I got a ticket to the sneak preview of "The Legend of Zorro" tonight... It's good... Could have been better, was kinda predictable and had obvious jokes and gags, and was not as good as the first one, but it was good. And the movie is well worth seeing just for Antonio Banderas and that gorgeous Andalusian!

***Slight non-specific spoilers beyond this point... nothing one couldn't get from paying very close attention to the commercials and trailers***

I just have to say this is a movie is very obviously set in 2005 masquerading as 1850. In the movie there are terrorist sleeper cells throughout the world trying to destroy America and the American way of life, an evil Frenchman and crazy Bible-thumper, weapons of mass destruction, and a government organization that is behaving in a semi-illegal and suspiciously similar to Homeland Security kind of way... not to mention extremely independent and outspoken women who can kick butt in a corset and petticoats and Catholics doing things that good Catholics in 1850 would *so* not do... So in the end, this is another semi-historical movie that ends up just using an historical background to tell a modern story. ::yawn:: Next!

Oh! And can anyone tell me what Abraham Lincoln was doing lurking in the background at the ceremony to officially include California as part of the United States? And why were the "southern bad guys" wearing outfits that looked like Confederate Army uniforms in 1850?

2 comments:

sophronia_ said...

not expecting anything more than 2 hours worth of eye candy in the form of that gorgeous castillian. funny how i really don't like many of his movies (13th warrior being one notable exception), but there is no such thing as "too much antonio banderas"!!!!

Rachael said...

LOL! Yeah, that's pretty much all it is - 2 hours of eye candy.