|Buffalo B Reviews "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" starring Nicholas Cage (dir. John Turteltaub)
||[Jul. 22nd, 2010|11:37 pm]
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Disney strikes again! Years after the unmitigated success of basing a movie on theme park ride (that became a global phenomena-style trilogy and let the world see that Orlando Bloom could be cute when he's not being a nancy-boy elf and finished Johnny Depp's evolution into a pure Hollywood leading man) in The Pirates of the Caribbean, they've taken another odd piece out of the books and made something new out of it. Fantasia is arguably the most important film in the Disney catalog for being a the proverbial straw that moved movies from black and white to colour. And The Sorcerer's Apprentice is one of the iconic shorts from that film. In this interpretation of the imagined tale, Nicholas Cage plays Balthazar, one of Merlin's three Apprentices, searching through time to find the true heir to Merlin's power tasked with fighting evil sorcerer's who are disciples of Morgana Le Fey. He searches for thousands of years, until the year 2000, before a ten-year-old kid from the outer burroughs named Dave stumbles into his Manhattan antiquities shop (the Arcana Cabana) and shows himself the true heir to Merlin's power, inadvertently frees Le Fey's oldest and most powerful disciple Horvath (Alfred Molina) and in due course gets them both stuck in an urn for ten years, and gets himself a ticket to lots and lots of therapy.|
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