Mask of Zorro
that the over-the-top swashbuckler is far from dead, director Martin
Campbell has fun with this tale of the Hispanic Robin Hood. Film
knight Sir Anthony Hopkins is suitably aristocratic as the ageing
Don Diego (aka Zorro) grooming Antonio Banderas to be his
replacement in the fight against oppression and injustice. Catherine
Zeta Jones is his daughter, brought up in ignorance of her true
blood by Zorros arch enemy. Rather silly, but great fun.
MUST BE SEEN!
Just as Lethal Weapon 4
seemed to signal the death knell to one action movie double-act,
so this inspired pairing of Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan announces
the arrival of a new one. The ingredients are perfect a
simple kidnap plot, and the mismatched union of a motor-mouthed LA
detective and an impassive Hong Kong cop with a talent for unarmed
combat. While it doesnt take itself too seriously, the action
Prince of Egypt
A bold animation from
Dreamworks, this Biblical epic is far from perfect but shows great
promise. The Exodus story also available, youll be glad
to know, in book form is sensitively told, even if the film
is a little long.
Hold on for a white knuckle
ride into the heart of disturbed male psyches, aimless aggression
and nihilistic anger that will boil into one dreadful, violent act.
David Wenham is excellent in the lead, a role he played on stage,
while the rest of the cast in this Australian film lend conviction
to a depressing but all too believable tale.
of the State
tension-building tale of Big Brother pursuing terror stricken Will
Smith, an ordinary hero of an extraordinary tale. Hes in the
wrong place at the wrong time and is less than happy when powerful
Government agencies use all their means to threaten his very
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