Reviews and Problems with The Sorcerer's Apprentice
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The Sorcerers Apprentice
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Everyone that remembers Mickey Mouse having problems with magic in Fantasia will appreciate one important scene in The Sorcerers Apprentice. This movie is based loosely on that scene, but tells a much deeper story. Merlin and Morgana fight when one of Merlin's three apprentices betrays him.
Excerpt: With the popularity of the “Harry Potter” movies, it would appear that movies about the occult or simply fantasy in general are becoming a more popular. Granted, to some, these movies never really went out.
Summary: Let’s be honest. This is strictly a popcorn movie. If you’ve enjoyed the likes of the National Treasure and Pirates films, you are very likely to enjoy this one. If you’re looking for something more serious or substantive or if you want to see something very much like the Fantasia segment, I’m...
Excerpt: It’s official. Hollywood completely believes we have no imagination. It has now been deemed necessary to give a logical, scientific explanation as to why people can levitate things, shoot fireballs, and strike with lightning.
Excerpt: Balthazar Blake is a modern-day sorcerer with his hands full defending Manhattan against dark forces. When a seemingly average kid shows hidden potential, Balthazar takes his reluctant recruit on a crash course in the art and science of magic to become the ultimate sorcerer's apprentice.
Conclusion: I was pleasantly surprised by Jon Turteltaub's 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice.' My expectations were extremely low after so many movies that have gorged themselves on CGI effects and left little else to create a dramatic, engaging story with loveable characters.
Excerpt: The Film Usually, you can tell how good a Nicolas Cage movie is by the caliber of his hair. It's really the best gauge, considering how the guy seems to have at least one movie per season now.
Conclusion: I enjoyed the movie and the audio/visual quality of this disc is amazing but I’m not as happy about how the special features were handled. During my talk with the film’s director Jon Turteltaub, he mentioned that he thought there was too much content on the disc and he especially didn’t want the...
Excerpt: The original "Sorcerer's Apprentice" short was a bit of Disney magic made at a time when the studio was overflowing with it, casting Mickey Mouse as a young student overwhelmed by mops given a life of their own, simultaneously creating an icon of magical power and breathing new life into a pretty...