#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It’ll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Plot: Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness.
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Good enough, if nothing standout.
‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ is an interesting film. The premise isn’t anything revolutionary, it follows the same beats that a load of these sorta films do; I recall ‘Bulletproof Monk’ and ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ having similar-ish set-ups.
That’s not to say it isn’t enjoyable, as I did like it. Nicolas Cage always manages to entertain one way or another, while Jay Baruchel works well for the comedic stuff in particular. Alfred Molina makes another live-action Disney appearance, following on from ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’ two months prior. He’s solid, but better in the latter.
The special effects are excellent, I really enjoyed seeing it all come to life onscreen. The score is decent, though the pacing could’ve been finer. Overall, it’s a film I just about feel satisfied with. Worth a watch? Sure.
As usual the so-called critics wrote it down quite a lot but the reviews by ordinary people gave it a much better score (although not stellar). Not very surprising of course since those self-proclaimed besserwissers always moan about films made just to entertain.
I found the film well worth the time and money spent. Of course the plot was not very intriguing but is there anyone who would really expect that from a film like this? It’s clearly aimed at younger people and people with a liking for magic and old-fashioned adventure. The effects where really nice and I certainly liked the old-fashioned magic theme. The fact that the lead actor was Nicolas Cage of course helps a lot as well.
Light and entertaining fun for the whole family
Overall, this is entertaining and well done. The effects are not revolutionary but at least fit in to the story rather than detract from it. No violence or mayhem – its OK for a younger to general audience. Main fault is the hero Dave played by Jay Baruchel isn’t up to the part.
The script is pleasant if predictable – does the nerd hero rise to the task and vanquish the evil forces. There could have been more historical witches besides Abigail Williams of Salem. There are some humorous bits but not too many.
Acting is better than expected. Nicholas Cage is quite good more serious and less horsey than usual. Monica looks a little older and has too little screen time. Alfred Molina is convincing without being annoying. Alice Krige (Morgana) is good and looks young. Teresa Palmer (Becky) the girlfriend acts and looks like a blonde Kristen Stewart.
The main problem is Jay Baruchel (Dave) is a too geeky to the point of spastic sometimes. It is painful to watch him. He lacks charm and charisma nerdy or otherwise. He is not a cute geek. He speaks like he has a speech impediment. Would have been better with someone more like Shia Labeouf, Justin Long or Michael Angarano if they wanted one of the new nerd/geek heroes.
Great flick for kids even…
The kids & I were trying kill some time while Mom had a baking party at the house so we went to this with zero expectations. I was very pleasantly surprised. Nicolas Cage does a great job at the sorcerer who is looking for the “Prime Merlinian”. He is the sorcerer who will inherit Merlin’s powers. Our hero (David) is of course that person. The fun is in Cage’s ability to be annoyed with the kid and like him at the same time. The CGI is enough to enhance the story but not overwhelm it. All four of my kids (ages 4-11) liked it. Some parts might be a little scary but not too bad (a dragon clomping around is all). Fun family flick.
PS I also liked that the hero held a door for a girl. I pointed that out to my boys who need to learn that.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Director Jon Turteltaub
Writer Lawrence Konner (screen story), Mark Rosenthal (screen story), Matt Lopez (screen story), Matt Lopez (screenplay), Doug Miro (screenplay), Carlo Bernard (screenplay)
Actors Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Saturn Films, Walt Disney Pictures, Broken Road
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Master Prime Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Master Prime Lenses, Arriflex 435, Cooke S4, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Master Prime Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (dailies), Company 3, New York (NY), USA (dailies), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (domestic prints), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (international prints)
Film Length 2,972 m (Sweden), 3,013 m (Portugal, 35mm), 3,035 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema