It's been 85 years since Douglas Fairbanks slashed his way into the top tax bracket, and Hollywood can still find no reason to shut down the Zorro franchise. Seven years after their first outing as Don Alejandro and Elena (The Mask of Zorro), Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones can still buckle the old swash, but this workmanlike adventure yarn, again directed by Martin Campbell, is something less than "legendary." Intermittently reverent to the canon, it's not very inspired, and its low-camp smirkiness sounds embarrassed. Sample Banderas declaration: "No one leaves my tequila worm dangling in the wind." With Rufus Sewell as the French arch-villain and little Adrian Alonso as the dashing couple's son, a showy brat who could use a stiff shot of Ritalin.
Director: Martin Campbell
Writer: Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci
Producer: Steven Spielberg, Walter F Parkes and Laurie MacDonald
Cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Rufus Sewell, Nick Chinlund, Pedro Armendariz, Jr, Michel Bos, Adrian Alonso, Michael Emerson and RaÃºl MÃ©ndez