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Movie Review: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

How delightful to go to a drive-in... there are so few left and I hadn't been to one for 30 years. A sudden downpour delayed our departure from Harrisonburg - I'm talking Noah's flood here - so we got there a few minutes late, but given the nature of the story we didn't really feel as though we had missed anything critical.

Haven't been to any of the review sites to read what people are saying about this film, but if I had to guess - and I'll check when I'm done writing this - I'd say it was probably underwhelming. I'm one of Nicolas Cage's few remaining fans in the world, no matter how many hack movies he appears in, largely based on his perfect performance in "Guarding Tess". You know, some movies are designed for some people - "Dances With Wolves" was just the right rôle for Costner, because his personality was Dunbar's - and "Guarding Tess" was just right for Cage. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" wasn't - but what the heck. It was worth the hour's drive up. The effects were fun to watch, and there are a couple of real knee-slapping moments in the film, two cultural references that I didn't expect at all. But I won't spoil those for you. The acting wasn't terrible, but even the powerful Alfred Molina seemed hampered by the average quality of the character he was given to work with.

This is a film probably best seen on DVD - from Redbox - if you haven't already seen it. For a buck, you'll probably feel entertained and not ripped off.

Overall Rating: Five and a half stars out of ten.


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bayliss
Jul. 29th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
I'm one of Nicolas Cage's few remaining fans in the world, no matter how many hack movies he appears in,

As am I. I will probably buy it when it comes out on DVD.

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