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Movie Series - Zorro

The archetypical Hispanic Robin Hood swordsman of Old California (read: before California was taken over by the United States) was first filmed version in 1920- a year after his pulp fiction debut! Initially played by the legendary silent screen acrobat Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., this would spawn many film sequels,film series and even a Disney television series from the silent era all the way through to the 21 century. The most recent adaptations "Mask of Zorro" (1998)and "Legend of Zorro" (2005)featured Antonio Banderas who unquestionably possessed the most authentic Spanish accent yet amongst Zorro's portrayers with Catherine Zeta-Jones playing his love interest Elena! Is it possible for an 80-something movie enterprise to bone? Ask the Confederate soldiers hanging out in California in 1850!

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1 'Legend of Zorro'(2005) Confederate Troops in 1850 California?! Argh!
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 Ok, normally, I will let small inaccuracies pass, if it really is no big deal (The Empire State building on Broadway instead of its correct location in ID4, I can pass, since you need a good shot), but Legend of Zorro... I think my mind was going to explode, and it did not help that I am a huge history buff. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 4, 2009, 6:48 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 While not without its own historical inaccuracies and flaws, 'Mask of Zorro'(1998) was fairly entertaining and introduced an entire new generation to the swordsman via Banderas. Unfortunately, it got followed up with 'Legend of Zorro'(2005). Discrpencies? Too many to list but to keep this from becoming too long I'll stick to the most major of them. Divorce amongst Spanish aristocrats in 1850 California ?! Not quicky but a very difficult and lengthy process. While informal separations and 'outside families' were looked upon with nudges and winks, a divorced person (especially a woman) would have been considered an outcast by society NOT the cream of it back then. Would the Hispanic and Native American Californians have cheered the idea of becoming a US state? Considering that only 4 years earlier, battles of the Mexican-American war had been fought there and most of them had at the time considered themselves to be Mexican citizens, it's doubtful they would have supported statehood in great numbers or furvor. Of course, it was somewhat out of their hands due to the larger numbers of '49ers who'd settled in the formerly sleepy mission town of San Franscisco .However; oddly enough the movie entirely ignores the existance of Gold Rush and its impact on California. One must say that Disney's been somewhat consistant in their historic lapses re 1850's California- as earlier movies totally ignored the existance of Hispanic and Native American Californians when depicting US American 49'ers settling there so maybe they think this balanced their earlier lapses out. Oh, and I'm not overlooking the Confederate soldiers in 1850 California. Not only was this ten years BEFORE the War Between the States but California was nowhere near any of the battlegrounds. And, Zorro himself became a henpecked cartoon in this movie. Ay caramba! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 23, 2009, 4:55 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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