The Mark of Zorro

The Mark of Zorro ★★½

The Great Superhero Watch Adjacent

In some ways, Zorro is one of the prototypes of the superhero, and Douglas Fairbanks does a fine job embodying the character, with a boldness and an energy that OH MY GOD I CAN'T PRETEND I NOTICED ANYTHING ABOUT THIS MOVIE EXCEPT THE MUSIC. Okay, it's a silent film, so technically it doesn't HAVE music, but whoever put together this particular transfer found a PAINFUL soundalike rip-off of the John Williams score for the first Superman movie to lay on when Zorro makes his first appearance in-costume, and it is literally the ONLY thing I remember even though I watched the whole thing. Good grief, what was this person thinking?