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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)


Nicolas Cage
Jay Baruchel
Alfred Molina
Teresa Palmer
Monica Bellucci

Directed by Jon Turteltaub

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was one Disney movie that missed its mark totally. The intention of making a movie off Mickey Mouse adventure on Fantasia was a great idea, but the execution was the problem. The whole story revolved round three main characters, whose whole existence was based on trying to get the audience to feel some form of sympathy or empathy for what these men were going through. In the end, it was a cliché fest whose only fun part was seeing the Mickey Mouse adventure re-enacted on screen.

The main blow in the movie was the characterization, the characters had back stories that were too weak and sometime baseless to build a character on. Add that to the comedy attempts the writers tried to infuse into this movie, and you will see why this movie was a box office bomb and had negative reviews.

Putting all that aside the movie did have some very interesting visual effects and CGI, these effects were wonderful and fluid especially the transformation scenes. Now the cast in this movie were never a selling point, if the casting director thought they were, I bet he is shock to his teeth now. Nicolas Cage has for long reached expiry point and he is only doing movies to pay off his debts.

This comedy adventure film stars not just Cage, it has Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina and Monica Bellucci and the movie plot starts with the introduction of two of our leads, Balthazar Blake (Cage) and Horvath (Molina), both were two of three apprentices to Merlin the magician and the third was Veronica (Bellucci), who was a love interest to both Blake and Horvath.
Horvath turned on Merlin siding with Morgana le Fay to bring the world to an end, by wanting to aid her resurrect her dead soldiers. But first they most get rid of the only clog in their flow, Merlin.

Their planed failed as Veronica sacrificed herself, but Horvath betrayal led to the death of Merlin. Before Merlin died he gave his magic ring to Blake asking him to seek out the Prime Merlinian who will be the only person who can kill Morgana.

Well the search went on for over a thousand years, but Blake found the Merlinian in a young man named David, now Blake most mentor David to be a powerful Sorcerer.

Although the idea was good, I feel Disney could have done better.


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