Blu-ray Review: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

This movie completely surprised me!

Jerry Bruckheimer, Nicolas Cage and Disney have created the beginnings of a possible new franchise (a la Pirates of the Caribbean) with The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. As with most Hollywood films, if the premier weekend doesn’t break records or surpass a certain level it won’t garner any additional love from the Studio that created it. Unfortunately, the potential has been shelved.

Any movie with a magical and size-changing book makes me happy!

The film has a PG rating, which is mostly for some fantastical scenes of magical fights with spellcasting, flying bodies and a dragon! Both of my boys watched the film and thoroughly enjoyed it. It had some very formulaic moments, but the unique nature of the magic and action created some very exciting scenes.

In all, this is a fun movie to watch with the whole family. There is plenty of humor and the main cast of the film create a sensible and likeable group. I have to admit that I really loved Alfred Molina as the arch-nemesis Maxim Horvath. He played a delightfully charming and malicious villain to Cage’s more sympathetic and engaging character.

With the Harry Potter movie franchise drawing to a close, Disney has missed a potential series that will attract the teen and young adult audience. My youngest has been talking about the movie and I have seen him playing Sorcerer’s Apprentice with a few of his toys. Is anyone listening?

2 thoughts on “Blu-ray Review: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

  1. I took my 3 boys (15, 9 and 5) to see this in theater and they LOVED IT.

    The younger two played Sorceror’s Apprentice for a couple of weeks after, they even talked briefly about SA costumes for Halloween.

    There is a ton of potential in this film!

  2. Well, bummer, the Disney Movie Rewards web site is down. I called, and, if you try to login, you get a red error msg, something like ‘’. I called Customer Service and they are aware of the problem. No ETA. Bummer, b/c I wanted to print out coupons and watch Sorcerer’s Apprentice w/ the kids tonite. Oh well.

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