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. He is the sorcerer who will inherit Merlin's powers. At his new workplace, Aiman begins to take an interest in a 65-year-old sergeant named Rahim. I would turn a deaf ear to the critics and watch this. Along the centuries, Balthazar unsuccessfully seeks out the Prime Merlian, the only sorcerer capable to destroy Morgana, using a dragon ring and he finally finds him in the present days in Manhattan. This film is no masterpiece like the Potter series but it still is good. However the sorcerer's apprentice is in love with Becky Barnes and questions whether he is really the chosen one.
The action sequences between Cage and Molina aren't elevated as much as many would expect, due to the story centering around the kid's battle, not Balthazar's. People compare this movie for some reason to Harry Potter. I thought Nicolas Cage was excellent, he looked great and can wear a leather duster better than most, and there was some nice chemistry between Cage and Baruchel. Overall, I'd say if you like romping easy movies like The Mummy, National Treasure, and Lake Placid you'll like this, plus refreshingly without being sickeningly sweet there is not one swear word or sexed-up scene, so take the older kids and Grandma. Dave Jay Baruchel is just an average college student, or so it appears, until the sorcerer Balthazar Blake Nicolas Cage recruits him as his reluctant protege and gives him a crash course in the art and science of magic. As he prepares for a battle against the forces of darkness in modern-day Manhattan, Dave finds it is going to take all of the courage he can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer';s Apprentice. 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.
Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler Jay Baruchel , a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. I just wanted to punch him in the face. Our hero David is of course that person. I was very pleasantly surprised. However, the other two disciples of Merlin Balthazar Blake and Veronica defeat the evil and Balthazar traps Horvath in a magic vessel and Veronica merges with Morgana and they are trapped in another recipient. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler Jay Baruchel , a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. 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.
Next was a series of gruesome murders occuring within the family and Nica believed that the doll had caused. On the other hand if all of this made you cringe, well nothing is going to persuade you to see it either. Alred Molina looked like he was having fun and is such an enjoyable villain. More pluses: A lively pace and I never lost interest plus a fair number of laughs. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler Jay Baruchel , a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. Hope they make a sequel, too. This is about wizard named Balthazar who lives in modern day New York City.
Aiman tells Suhaila of his new job position, but Suhaila becomes upset, as their father was actually executed by Rahim. The same people who to me are surprisingly rudely negative about this film would probably say I'm too easily pleased, but I enjoy movies as escapism for the most part and see no need to pick this very enjoyable vehicle to death. In the meantime see this with your family or take your friends, and then go out and get some ice cream and sit outside and enjoy summer. Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake must find and train Merlin's descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana la Fée. Soon, it is revealed that the charismatic Rahim is actually the long-serving chief executioner of the prison. Jay Baruchel is very annoying here. He finally meets that kid and he trains him to be the one to save the world.
But she did not know that Chucky had a debt of its own, and it would manage to complete its work 20 years ago. It is clever, and creative, marrying the science of magic known by today's standards with the arcane stories of our past. Some interesting character twists with the oily young rock-star magician helping Molina, and some very funny cheeky nods to the original animated Fanatasia - watch for the nod to Star Wars. The clumsy nerd Dave Stutler is chosen by a magic dragon ring and Balthazar teaches magic to him. All four of my kids ages 4-11 liked it. Those who would rail against this formula, obviously weren't there to see a Disney movie. Some parts might be a little scary but not too bad a dragon clomping around is all.
Dueling sorcerers, a compelling back-story, top-notch acting talent, and the Disney brand bring the idea born of Fantasia's Sorcerer's Apprentice to the big screen in a live full movie adaptation. But if you go in expecting to be entertained, you shouldn't be disappointed. While this film did not fully live up to its potential, it is a fun movie which will find its way into the collection. . The 2 main female characters are lovely and appealing personalities. 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. 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.
Believe it or not, this is actually a pretty good movie. This is another standard Disney formula wherein the kid is undeserving, unprepared, and uneducated in the ways of the Samurai but is thrust into the center of the fray, regardless. Aiman knew this all along. Rahim also takes notice of the principled and diligent Aiman. I pointed that out to my boys who need to learn that.