by First Mate Keira
Title: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Run Time: 109 minutes
Summary: At the age of 10, a young boy finds himself unwillingly drawn into the world of magic with humiliating results. Fast forward ten years and the young man is once more drawn kicking and screaming into the fight between good sorcerers (Merlineans) and bad (Morganians) when two of Merlin’s protégé’s escape from an enchanted urn. Both are desperate to gain and keep control of a magical device known as the Grimhold, where deep at its heart is Morgana herself.
Why I watched this movie:
It looked good in the trailer… plus I like Nicolas Cage.
- Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) – an uptight sorcerer with a laidback appearance, Cage does not disappoint.
- Horvath (Alfred Molina) – such a fun bad guy to watch. You can really dig his evilness.
- Dave (Jay Baruchel) – he’s a fun nerd to watch. He’s lovingly a-dork-able.
- Dave’s science project for his physics major – way cool that it makes noise and can be programmed to sound like music.
- The homage to Fantasia and the original Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey Mouse.
- Parts are pretty hokey – terminology especially (Prime Merlinean) and some of the humor is a little too heavy handed. It’s definitely for a younger crowd despite the Easter eggs scattered for adults to catch.
- The story seems to run out of steam by the end of the movie which is a bit of a letdown not to mention anti-climatic.
Rating: 3.5 Treasure Chests