The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Review

29 Jul

The Apprentice

The Apprentice

Poster courtesy of Empire Movies

I watched this movie last night : 28th July 2010. It was actually a movie night for my wife’s company, and she invited me to come. Without further ado, the review after the jump. (Spoiler alert!)

Summary (taken from IMDB)

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 protĂ©gĂ©. 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.


Plot – The movie is kind of easy to understand and you can actually guess the ending too. The guy learns the magic, the master teaches, got enemies, defeat the enemy and got the girl. There should be a lot of magic lesson should be shown, but on the movie, it only shows the destructive types, although the movie showed Dave (The Apprentice) tried to do a magic on controlling cleaning mops, buckets, but way more ridiculous compared to how the Weasley Twins attempt in the 2nd Harry Potter movie. It has the Fantasia feel during the scene and kinda funny.

I laughed a lot during the movie and the most funny part is when Horvath make a ‘kind of’ Jedi mind trick to a student and Drake said ‘These aren’t the droids that you are looking for’, a script taken from Star Wars : A New Hope. Dave (played by Jay Baruchel) is really a funny guy indeed. I previously watched one of his movie, She’s Out Of My League and his character is almost like that in the movie.

Action – Quite a lot of magic actions going on and some of the best part are : –

  1. The car chasing scene
  2. The steel bull scene
  3. The Dragon scene

All the action sequences use a lot of CGIs and not much for stunts. But it all are good.


This is a good movie. It actually gives you the space to feel relax and to have a few laughs.





One Response to “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Review”

  1. Rick Boyer July 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    Well said… Great information, keep up the great work!

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