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.
|Release Date||:||July 13, 2010|
|Genres||:||Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Comedy, Drama|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Saturn Films, Broken Road Productions, Junction Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard|
|Casts||:||Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Monica Bellucci, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer, Ethan Peck, Alice Krige, Peyton List, Toby Kebbell, Omar Benson Miller, Jake Cherry, James A. Stephens, Gregory Woo, Ian Alda|
|Plot Keywords||:||witch, fire, wolf, fountain, magic, book, castle, water, apprentice, training, merlin, love, mission, sorcerer, dragon, aftercreditsstinger, apprendista, morgana|
Believe it or not, this is actually a pretty good movie. I was annoyed with a few aspects of the movie such as my extreme annoyance with Jay Baruchel. But I think Nic Cage carried the movie. He is a very talented actor and he proves it in each movie he's in whether it's good or bad.
This is about wizard named Balthazar who lives in modern day New York City. He has been searching for many centuries for the perfect kid who would be finally be his apprentice. He finally meets that kid and he trains him to be the one to save the world.
The acting is pretty good. Of course Nic Cage is more than good. I was also impressed at Alfred Molina. Jay Baruchel is very annoying here. I just wanted to punch him in the face.
People compare this movie for some reason to Harry Potter. I'll say now that this is no Potter. This film is no masterpiece like the Potter series but it still is good.
Overall, this is a pretty good family movie. I would turn a deaf ear to the critics and watch this. I rate this film 8/10.