The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Plot Synopsis:Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) Review
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010) is directed by Jon Turteltaub (3 Ninjas (1992), National Treasure (2004)) from Disney. Disney spared no expense giving this film an estimated budget of $150 million. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is an entertaining magical adventure.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice stars Balthazar (Nicolas Cage - Leaving Las Vegas (1995), National Treasure (2004), Moonstruck (1987), Kick-Ass (2010)) as the good magician guarding us against the evil magicians Morgana Le Fay (Alice Krige) and Horvath (Alfred Molina). Merlin (James A. Stephens) trapped these evil magicians 1,300 years ago, but Balthazar cannot defeat these evils. He waits for the arrival of the Prime Merlinian, an all-powerful magician who comes in the form of Dave (Jay Baruchel - RoboCop (2014), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Million Dollar Baby (2004), She’s Out of My League (2010)).
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice takes the viewer on a trip of magic and wonder. I have to admit; I am a fan of these films and the visuals compliment the amazing scope of the film’s grandeur. Nicolas Cage acts like Cage usually does, but it fits the role. Cage going at it with Baruchel is hilarious at times. I have to admit it, this film lost me a few times and had me watching the time a few times, but the action scenes pulled me back. This movie is a nice film to watch with children and watch their eyes light up with excitement as they are exposed to one of the better magic themed movies in recent films.
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice Rating Scores
- Our Score: 7
- Overall Score: 5.66
- IMDB: 6.1
- MetaCritic: 4.6
- Rotten Tomatoes: 4.1
Runtime: 109 minutes
Genre: Drama, Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Family
Total Avg. Votes: 140,238
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Writers: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Matt Lopez
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Director: Jon Turteltaub
Box Office: $63,143,812
Production: Walt Disney Studios
Language: English, Cantonese, Ukrainian