The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, a comedic, science fiction movie starring Nicolas Cage, opens in theaters nationwide Wednesday, July 14, 2010.
Balthazar Blake, played by Nicolas Cage, is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath, who is played by Alfred Molina. Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, played by Jay Baruchel, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protege. 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 Sorceror’s Apprentice.
This Walt Disney Pictures film stars Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Teresa Palmer and Toby Kebbell. This movie is directed by Jon Turteltaub and is produced by Nicolas Cage, Norm Golightly and Todd Garner.
The overall critic rating was a C.
“…a movie in which spells are cast is not the same as a movie that casts a spell.” Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
“…a perfectly typical example of its type, professionally made and competently acted.” Robert Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“The CGI is relentless and what you might call reverse-magical: The more we’re hit with stuff, the less wondrous it becomes.” Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
“…a rare blockbuster that should please viewers of all types.” Luke Y. Thompson, E! Online
“The movie is a clunky, noisy contraption.” Claudia Puig, USA TODAY
“A tired relic of summer-movie cliches, clearly beaten to death by far too many credited writers.” Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
Check out The Sorcerer’s Apprentice trailer below.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is rated PG for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language.