The Sorcerer's Apprentice

2010 "It's the coolest job ever."
6.1| 1h49m| PG| en| More Info
Released: 13 July 2010 Released
Producted By: Walt Disney Pictures
Country: United States of America
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Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, 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.

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Jon Turteltaub

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InformationRap This is one of the few movies I've ever seen where the whole audience broke into spontaneous, loud applause a third of the way in.
ActuallyGlimmer The best films of this genre always show a path and provide a takeaway for being a better person.
Hadrina The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
Curt Watching it is like watching the spectacle of a class clown at their best: you laugh at their jokes, instigate their defiance, and "ooooh" when they get in trouble.
TheNameBrand The CG for its time is quite poor. Plot is super predictable, acting is way sub par, and the use of Nic Cage is minimal which is my biggest concern honestly. At any rate, It's not hard to see why it has 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, and I couldn't agree with them more.
Maverick Wolfe This movie is awesome, and any of the idiots giving it less than a ten stars are nothing more than a bunch of LOSERS with no humor, no seriousness, and absolutely no character. Cage plays his role amazingly well and of course anybody that knows of him the caliber of his acting is top notch no matter what role you stick him in. He always delivers a nearly flawless performance. Where's apprentice 2? They leave it open and I've been waiting 4 years for this new movie series to finish taking off. SOMEONE needs to get off of their tail and write or finish writing the script. I Couldn't imagine anybody that actually paid attention to the movie and the scripting rating this any less than I have. Mr. Cage and company, I ask again, where's our Sequels we were essentially promised?
Leofwine_draca THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE is another in a long line of "magical mentor" movies that Hollywood like churning out. Usually these movies have an Asian flavour, hence the likes of BULLETPROOF MONK, THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, THE KARATE KID remake etc. This one takes the classic Disney story as its inspiration, with more than a few nods to FANTASIA.A slumming-it Nicolas Cage stars as a centuries-old wizard engaged in an eternal battle with pantomime villain Alfred Molina (essentially reprising his bad-guy role from SPIDERMAN 2). Unfortunately, the film is saddled with one of the most irritating young leads in Jay Baruchel; if I never see this guy acting again it will be too soon! He just saps life and enjoyment every time he's on screen, which is almost all the time. The good news is that the great Toby Kebbell shows up, looking almost unrecognisable after DEAD MAN'S SHOES, perhaps channelling the spirit of a young Billy Idol. If only he'd been the lead instead! The movie as a whole is filled with a plethora of CGI-enhanced mayhem, including a big broomstick set-piece that's played out as a fond homage to FANTASIA and is the best bit of the film. The special effects are pretty good, but they do get a bit wearying and samey after a while. And I can't enjoy a film that wastes the talents of Monica Bellucci so chronically, so THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE is a strictly turn-off-your-brain piece of Hollywood entertainment.
Gian-luca Pietro Gangemi I saw the trailer to this film a while ago, it really didn't appeal to me I thought it would be pretty rubbish, but I am happy to report that I really enjoyed this film (aside from the beginning part that seemed a bit paedophilic) Nicolas cage is in fact one of my favourite actors purely because he's insane. He's played some rather diverse characters in his films and in all of them i've found a huge amount of entertainment whether it be trapping people in a pot or punching women in the face. There are a great many things I can talk about this movie relating to its attributes and ideas but I am only going to list a select few that are rather dominant. My very favourite one about the film is it's concept of magic. I loved how they mixed in magic and science together. The idea of using 100% of your brain to be able to produce acts of science like vibrating molecules faster to create fire. It makes magic in a way seem less fiction and more 'real'. The magic itself and how it looks is also pretty well done, I think dragon ball evolution could definitely learn a thing or two from balthazar's plasma bolt.The fantasia reference in this film was great, I absolutely loved that sequence. Nostalgia rushed through my blood and a large joker like smile appeared on my face so I would like to thank the film makers for that moment. I felt like a child again.I think the casting was very well chosen. Alfred Molina and Jay Baruchel along with the Cage was a fantastic mix. I do wish though, that Jay Baruchel would stop playing his usual useless, weak and socially awkward character- as much as it plays to his advantage in the film as he is meant to be an 'unlikely' candidate to be from merlin's bloodline- it would be nice for him to try and play a stronger and more diverse role. Molina very much succeeds in being the main antagonist of this film bringing a certain amount of empathy with the character making him more of a character that you shouldn't like but somehow do.There are a few questionable performances like in the beginning when there is a battle between Merlin and Morgana, and I do believe the narrator was not compelling enough nor very interesting to listen to. The magic powers were epic but I believe the explanation of how to use them was very brief, I do think there should have been a more in depth discussion about them in order to really make them believable.In summary I was not expecting this to be good but what the expectation allowed me to do was to unexpectedly enjoy the film. The tone, the CGI, the performance, they were all extremely well done obviously no film is perfect there were a few things wrong but apart from this it was a very good film to watch. I would definitely recommend it to someone if they couldn't think of something to watch. Cheers for this delight Disney! Please do more films like this and if possible don't ruin this film with a sequel!!