Cult Movies

Bruce Wayne will be going to the cinema in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Leaked set pictures show that Bruce Wayne shall be taking a trip to the cinema in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. I hope nothing bad happens…

Interesting to note that the film showing The Mark of Zorro with Excalibur starting the following Wednesday. Both sound somewhat familiar…

The Mark of Zorro presents Don Diego Vega, the outwardly foppish son of a wealthy ranchero Don Alejandro in the old Spanish California of the early 19th century.

Seeing the mistreatment of the peons by rich landowners and the oppressive colonial government, Don Diego, who is not as effete as he pretends, has taken the identity of the masked Robin Hood-like rogue Señor Zorro (“Mr. Fox”), champion of the people, who appears out of nowhere to protect them from the corrupt administration of Governor Alvarado, his henchman the villainous Captain Juan Ramon and the brutish Sergeant Pedro Gonzales (Noah Beery, Wallace Beery’s older half-brother). With his sword flashing and an athletic sense of humour, Zorro scars the faces of evildoers with his mark, “Z.”

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When not in the disguise of Zorro, dueling and rescuing peons, Don Diego courts the beautiful Lolita Pulido with bad magic tricks and worse manners and she cannot stand him. Lolita is also courted by Captain Ramon; and by the dashing Zorro, whom she likes.

In the end, when Lolita’s family is jailed, Don Diego throws off his masquerade, whips out his sword, wins over the soldiers to his side, forces Governor Alvarado to abdicate, and wins the hand of Lolita, who is delighted to discover that her effeminate fiancé, Diego, is actually the dashing hero.

Remember that Excalibur follows The Mask of Zorro – in Excalibur a young boy pulls a sword from a stone and becomes an icon to his people. He then tries to defend his Father’s legacy and whilst accepting the position he has been put in, sounds somewhat familiar too…

 

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