Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a modern-day sorcerer with his hands full defending Manhattan against dark forces. When a seemingly average kid shows hidden potential, Balthazar takes his reluctant recruit on a crash course in the art and science of magic to become the ultimate sorcerer's apprentice. Experience more extraordinary thrills, heart-stopping action and spectacular special effects than you can imagine as these unlikely partners show us that the real world is far more magical than we ever knew!
Disney losing the Plot
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice review by CS
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There seems to be a lot of fantasy films coming out lately that are blatantly pinching their ideas from classic 50's and 60's films. This film makes several not so subtle nods to various other movies of it's genre, notably Disney's classic cartoon 'The Sword in the Stone', where in one sequence, well you shall have to watch to find out what I mean. The first five minutes when our hero is a young lad get off to a great start and I thought this was gonna be good. But after that, once said lad grows up into 20 something geek with irrelevant love interest thrown in, the film quickly loses the plot. This is a mash of films like 'Ghostbusters', 'Sword in the Stone', 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' etc, nothing new or original here. And whilst Nicholas cage holds his own, he's lost really and neither Sorcerer or Apprentice really gell. But if you've got ten year old kids, ten this will make a good fun brainless family film, but don't expect anything deep or scary. It's kind of Beige, pleasant to look at but does nothing!