THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE
DIR : JON TURTELTAUB
I never expected this from Nicolas Cage, atleast. Firing off, I would say The Sorcerer's Apprentice is not bad as a movie, but its story and acting are a a bit so-so. Jay Baruchel (the apprentice), especially, will lead to his doom. His acting, oh my god, is s**t. I don't know, whether it was his idea or the director, but his dialogue delivery really sucks.
The story starts off, when Merlin, the head sorcerer, appoints three apprentices, Balthazar Blake, Veronica and Maxim Horvath. . Balthazar and Maxim both love Veronica and therefore both become fierce enemies. Balthazar is good, and Maxim is bad, the usual stuff. Morgana is another character who has already killed Merlin and is trying to raise all the evil from the dead.
Balthazar has taken Morgana under control and somehow, by mistake, Veronica is also trapped under the same doll in which Morgana is already trapped. Here comes, the apprentice, who can only defeat Morgana and Maxim with the help of his master and tutor, Balthazar.
The story is not excellent but the angle of magic certainly does play its part. The visual effects in the film is mind-blowing. Just the Harry Potter stuff, you know. All is possible now, with the help of CGI now(Remember Life of Pi, the tiger)......Ok, where was I??Oh, the film...right. So, the visual effects are certainly awesome but you know, somehow, story dosen' work out in its favour and the Sorcerer's apprentice falls apart. Judging by its trailer, this was a must watch but really, it dosen't worked out.
The female characters are just for show and the real story is on the shoulders of Nicolas Cage. He is awesome, by the way. He has does his part fantastically. Alfred Molina is really good. We have seen him in many films, playing his parts like an expert. So, you don't need to worry about him. All you have to care for is Jay Baruchel, as I said earlier. However, he fits in the role of a science nerd exactly(if you know what I mean).
All in All, 6.5 stars out of 10 for this visually appealing and the effects, watch for Nicolas Cage. And you can really invest your money in a direct-to-home movie if its available. Dont care for the DVDs.