The Mask of Zorro (1998)
In 1820, the Mexican Army is on the verge of liberating its country from Spanish colonial rule. In the area of present-day California, the cruel and ruthless Spanish Governor Don Rafael Montero (Wilson) is about to be overthrown by the advancing Mexican Army. In a last ditch effort to trap his arch-nemesis, the masked swordsman Zorro, Montero lays a trap by condemning three innocent men to death. The trap is thwarted with assistance from the local peasant population, who see Zorro as their champion. Particularly helpful were two orphan brothers, Joaquin and Alejandro Murrieta. Zorro then lands in front of Montero and cuts a “Z” into his neck as a reminder to never return to California.
The Legend of Zorro (2005)
The Legend of Zorro is a 2005 sequel to The Mask of Zorro (1998), both directed by Martin Campbell. Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones reprise their roles as the titular hero and his spouse, Eléna, and Rufus Sewell stars as the villain, Count Armand.