Sorcerer's Apprentice - a review...

this awesomeness is by [rin] , Sunday, August 1, 2010 12:27 AM

Okay, I guess I'm a little behind on this, since The Sorcerer's Apprentice came out about a week ago.
But hey, I live in a small town with just one small cinema in it, so give a little leeway lah, okay?

So anyway.
Sorcerer's Apprentice has a really predictable storyline.
You know, like really powerful wizard defeated by really powerful witch who is in turn trapped in some jail-like thing by the powerful wizard's student.
Then the powerful wizard dies because he's been mortally wounded and he tells his student that the only way to really kill/destroy the now-trapped powerful witch is to find another dude who is even more powerful-ler and has the fate of the world in his hands.
And so the powerful wizard's student (Who can, by the way, live forever because of some powerful spell) goes in search of this dude so that they can all save the world and be reunited with their respective loved ones.

Throw in loads of action scenes, a dragon or two, a whole lot of fire/burning stuff and a little bit of physics applications, and there you have The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

It was really predictable - quite a number of movies use the same storyline so that it's totally overused already.
But this movie's saving quality was its not-too-bad acting and the wicked effects.
Oh, yes, and it had a bit of humour in it, too, so at least we had some laughs.

But it was the first ever magic-related movie that actually explained magic in scientific terms.
Now that is something new.

Anyway, the verdict?
3.5/5 stars, for the awesome action scenes and good actors.
Definitely not Avatar material, but it's worth watching if you're just out for a light, fun night.

Oh, oh, oh and the main actor (Jay Baruchel) was cute.
Not hot cute, but 'kawaii' cute because he acted the bumbling, clumsy, nerdy university student who was cool in his own way after all.

P.S. - If you ever intend to watch the show, do remember to look out for a scene where David Stutler (Jay Baruchel) uses his newfound magic powers to clean up his laboratory.
He literally commanded the mops and brooms to work on their own, while he went to have a bath.
Needless to say, something went wrong and (The powerful, dead wizard's chosen student) Balthazar Blake (Nicholas Cage - See? Impressive line of actors!) gives him a lecture about it afterward.

The scene was so totally Mickey Mouse!
If you've watched the old cartoon when you were young, Wizard Mickey did the same thing too and fell asleep, ending up flooding his whole castle.
It was cool watching it acted out.

Mickey Mouse in The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1940s)
Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) in The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

2 Response to "Sorcerer's Apprentice - a review..."

ken Says:

i think it was just okay.. typical disney movie =)

[rin] Says:

yup, very disney-ish. xD
it was cute, though, because of the physics references. unusual lah.

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