Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Do You Remember Zorro? Well You Should...

Zorro has long been an iconic pop-culture hero.  The character enjoyed a brief resurgence in 1998 with The Mask of Zorro, which starred Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas.  It's a decent, but flawed action movie, never exceeding the excitement and joy of the opening sequence.  Followed by a poorly marketed, lack-luster sequel that didn't appeal to the jaded modern-day audiences more interested in massive robots and city-destroying aliens than good old-fashioned swashbuckling fun, the character has since faded from public consciousness.

The character is quite old, having been created in 1919 by pulp-writer Johnston McCulley, and Zorro has appeared in various films, comics, books and television series for decades.