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Sorcerer's Apprentice - Should it make itself disappear?

Bitter, Bitter Balcony, Movie Review, Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010Lawrence Konner,Mark RosenthalJon TurteltaubNicholas Cage,Jay Baruchel,Monica Bellucci,Teresa Palmer,Alfred Molina Bitter,Bitterometer,meter Sorcerer's Apprentice(2010)
 

Merlin gets ass handed to him. Merlin talks about someone who will one day be as powerful as he. Merlin dies. Merlin's apprentice (one of) is charged with finding this person, so that he/she can destroy the ultimate evil. Enter nerd.

We've heard this "chosen one"/"the ONE" story hundreds of times before. There is only one person that can accomplish said task, he is usually some half wit or nerd that rises to the occasion and ends up getting the hot girl that would not have anything to do with one like him in the real world. Such is a fantasy tale and such is the story for "Sorcerer's Apprentice". How many "the ones" are there out there? If every movie has "the one" doesn't that defeat the whole point of "the one"?

Nicholas Cage is Balthazar, a sorcerer (or is it wizard). Thankfully Nicholas Cage doesn't look as bored in this movie as he has in the past dozen movies. He manages to make this tired wizard charismatic, but not overly so. Dave, played by Jay Baruchel is your everyday physics nerd who is also "the one". Baruchel does his usual shtick. We hope he changes this crap soon as its already wearing real thin. Monica Bellucci and Alfred Molina are in it to and they do the job. Nothing special, but the job gets done.

The movie is not a total failure as it manages to entertain just enough the whole way through. Would we care for sequels? No. Would we have gone out of our way to see this if not for Bitter Balcony? No. Will we forget it? Most likely, but at least we aren't too bitter about the time invested.

On a personal note: If I wasn't such a glutton for punishment, there was a scene I would have walked out of the theater because of. Dave is about to have a date and the place is a mess, so what does he do? Enchants some mops and sponges. Sure enough they get out of control and it becomes F'ing "Fantasia". This scene is so ridiculous I really wanted to evacuate the vicinity while throwing out a loud "this is bullshit". Since I have to watch the whole movie to review it I sat tight.

Also, I love that in movies hot girls are turned on by nerds who make tesla coils play music. In reality this guy would NEVER get laid. Food for thought…

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Credits:
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Written by: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal
Cast: Nicholas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Monica Bellucci, Teresa Palmer, Alfred Molina


Source of the Bitter: JAS

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Que on Mon, 08/09/2010 - 11:24am

nic cage doesn't look bored and has charisma? something new I suppose...

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