The Mask of Zorro (1998)

A wonderful film that is terribly disappointing for its white-washed casting.

Regan Humphrey

In 1821, the Mexican War of Independence is underway. Native Californians cry out for freedom from Spanish rule. Their fight is aided by a masked vigilante called Zorro. Behind the mask is Diego de la Vega (Anthony Hopkins), a nobleman who spies for the people in the governor’s court. After his true identity is discovered, Diego loses everything. He hopes to at least win his daughter back, but for that, he will need an apprentice–A new Zorro. Alejandro Murrieta (Antonio Banderas) is up to the task.

REF SCORE: 30%

Soundtrack: 100%
Story: 100%
Writing: 100%
Diversity: 0%
Daring: 100%
Racism: PERVASIVE — 100%
Gender Bias: PERVASIVE — 65%
Homophobia: ABSENT – 0%

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