The Mask of Zorro
In this smashing revival of the iconic masked hero, an aging Zorro passes the torch to young successor Alejandro Murrieta, schooling him in discipline and training him to take up the sword against unscrupulous officials.
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- Martin Campbell
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1999 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- 1999 Academy Award®
- Best Sound Effects Editing nominee
- Best Sound nominee
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette; photo gallery.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), PortugueseClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes featurette; making-of featurette.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this film is an action epic, featuring mostly sword fighting and some significantly intense moments of violence and (cartoonish) gore. The film is not suitable for any child who is easily upset by intense action or simulated gore. Teenagers are its target audience, but not much in the film would bother younger children that are used to Hollywood action clichés.
- Sexual Content
- A playful scene in which the younger Zorro's swashbuckling results in Elena's top falling off. He then kisses her, as she covers her bare breasts with his hat.
- Most of the movie is filled with cartoonish swashbuckling, ranging from the very tame to the fairly intense (a number of people get stabbed in the chest by swords). A character presents a severed head and hands in a glass jar to another character off-screen in one disturbing scene. Rafael's men prematurely bury the elder Zorro, resulting in a brief but intense scene in which he knifes his way out of his grave.
- There are a few uses of the word "damn," but that's as salty as the film gets.
- Social Behavior
- In typical action movie style, the film emphasizes the values of heroism in freeing the oppressed from the yoke of tyranny. However, the villains are amoral (see severed head and hands).
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A character is inebriated, but his transformation from drunk to hero is a moral positive.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it