If this The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a book, it can be easily identified in a young adult fantasy shelf. If given a chance, the story would make a series. The story have many doors but due to time constraint’s only few are open. But don’t worry, your popcorn and soda will not be a waste. You will still feel how fun a Friday movie night can be.
A hundred years ago, a master sorcerer have three apprentice and as the movie warns, he should only have two. The conflict starts when Horvath, one of the apprentice, helps Morgana, the villain, to cast a spell that would reincarnate dead people and be able to control them – a preparation for world domination.
On the attempt, Morgana was stopped, and with Horvath they are sealed into a doll, but not yet killed. In result, however, the master dies. Only the next generation of Merlin, a powerful wizard, can defeat Morgana and it iss Balthazar’s job (Nicolas Cage) to find him.
The chosen one is Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a physics student who knows how to make a tesla coil dance and sing. At first, he is reluctant but after some prodding, he finally agreed to take the responsibility. On the other hand, Horvath accidentally escapes from the doll and is also preparing for his own apprentice.
If you’re into magical fights like blowing a wall with a hand’s gesture, you don’t want to miss this. The spells are amusing. The film has an ancient plot but the contemporary atmosphere makes it all new. You will be amazed as the Wall Street Bull comes alive and dashes through the street or as the Chinese dragon breathes fire. Not just that, you will also be entertained through the quirky bewitched brooms doing household chores.
The comedy comes mostly from Jay Baruchel as he shows again his innocent, nerdy and almost stupid character. In the film, he is a hopeless romantic desperate of an intimate relationship. Despite on what’s happening, the film still gives a touch of romance. Nicolas Cage doesn’t disappoint. He shows the as-a-matter-of-factly character from the National Treasure and he does it well.
If you troubled in finding a movie that appeals to any audience – even toddlers, this film is the answer.