The Sorcerer's Apprentice: DVD Review
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Released by Disney
In the latest from Disney, Nicolas Cage stars as Balthazar Blake, a sorcerer
who's fought his arch nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina complete with
requisite English bad guy accent and goatee beard) throughout time - and since
the time of Arthur and Merlin.
But Blake needs to
find the Prime Merlinian, a sorcerer who has so much power that they can wield
the power of Merlin and help vanquish Horvath.
Enter Jay Baruchel's Dave, a nerdy physics major who ten years ago
met Blake, was told of his destiny and then watched Blake disappear into thin
However, when Blake reappears, Dave finds he
is slap bang in the middle of Maxim's plans to use an ancient power to raise an
army of the dead and take over the world&can Dave help Blake save the day?
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a fresh, fun take on the world of sorcery and
magic; it's fantastical family fun complete with its everyman central character
played with humour and likeability by Jay Baruchel.
With some eye popping special effects (some of which hark back to the Mummy)
and a script which is smart enough to throw cinematic nods to the older end of
the audience (Star Wars and Indy are just two of them), the team behind this
know how to keep all sections of the audience engaged.
Extras: A whole heap of behind the scenes stuff, deleted
scenes and outtakes make this a reasonable, good looking package on Blu Ray.