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'Sorcerer's Apprentice': A magical film

July 20, 2010|By DEVON JACOBS / Pulse correspondent

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is about an evil sorcerer who wanted to take control of all mankind by bringing back evil sorcerers from the dead, but Merlin (James A. Stephens) and two of his apprentices were not about to let that happen.

The sorceress Morgana, played by Alice Krige, worked with one of Merlin's apprentices, Horvath (Alfred Molina), to kill Merlin. But in the process, they are trapped in a prison-like doll by Balthazar (Nicolas Cage).

Balthazar spends the next several centuries finding the one person who could kill Morgana. In modern day New York, Balthazar finds Dave (Jay Baruchel) and trains him to be the sorcerer to try to ultimately defeat Morgana.

At first, Dave was very skeptical about the whole magic concept, but after trying out his powers against Horvath and defeating a dragon, he accepts the training.

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"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" was an excellent movie. Animation and graphics have come a long way.

This movie gave a good look into a fictional but wonderful world of magic. Through the trials and training, lessons are learned and relationships are formed.

Along with the magic and action, there is also a bit of romance thrown in.

I would recommend watching "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" in theaters to fully experience the thrills and action.

The movie is rated PG and runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

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