Monday, October 31, 2005

Good movie, abysmal history

The Legend of Zorro, which opened this past weekend in theaters nationwide, is good family fun. But parents should be warned: make sure your kids understand that despite what the movie indicates, the Confederacy did not exist in 1850, nor was Abraham Lincoln president of the United States in that year. To make its convoluted conspiracy plotline work, the Hollywood powers behind Zorro push the Civil War back a decade and show Lincoln giving statehood to California. Fillmore was president in 1850, and it was he who presided over California becoming the 31st state.

2 Comments:

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Vache Folle said...

This is an alternate history science fiction Zorro. What might have happened to bring the North South split to happen early or to propel Licoln to power in 1848. I posit that Lincoln was the VP of Zachary Taylor and took office when Taylor died. The Compromise of 1850 went to hell, and secession ensued.

 
At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Tom Ender said...

Has Hollywood got Zorro collecting taxes for the Alcalde yet or is he still a tax protestor?

 

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