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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice : A Movie Review

July 29, 2010

Alfred Molina as Maxim Horvath and Jay Baruchel as Dave Stutler in the Sorcerer's Apprentice

Looking back, I am trying to figure out why I waited for this movie in the first place because after watching it — I was disappointed. Not just because of the person whom I watched this movie with but because of the movie per se. Reviewing the theatrical trailer, made me realize that yeah, it was quite an exceptional trailer, which really made me believe that this movie is “watchable”. Take a look:

The trailer was designed to fool the audience that it was a great movie!

Don’t get me wrong, I think that the first part of the movie was great. The introduction on how Dave Stutler became the Sorcerer’s Apprentice is fun filled and cute. But as the story builds up. Just like my date, it starts to become uh…boring.

The movie was stretched out too much that the parts that should have been fun and interesting became too predictable. There are even scenes that would remind me of National Treasure, or maybe its just Nicolas Cage and Jerry Bruckheimer. There is nothing bad I can say about the special effects. Because it made the movie bearable. Actually it is the only thing that breathe life to this movie!

Alfred Molina as Maxim Horvath in the Sorcerer's Apprentice

Alfred Molina as Maxim Horvath in the Sorcerer's Apprentice

Alfred Molina as Maxim Horvath in the movie is also one of the few saving graces of the movie. He was able to inject some fun in the film but it was not enough to salvage the damage that was done in the film. Nicolas Cage was of course okay and the rest of the actors such as Jay Baruchel who played Dave Stutler, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Monica Bellucci but there is not much meaty content to work on. I believe they were able to utilize whatever is left in the movie for them to work on.

Overall, I believe this movie is worth watching in the comforts of your home instead of watching it in cinemas. The movie is peppered with promising actors left with a mediocre script. You’re better of watching Inception instead.

Popcorn Rating:

1 Popcorn : Approval Rating

1 Popcorn : Approval Rating

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