Disney's latest film, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, has prompted many questions, particularly the one about its inspiration: how would a brief, albeit legendary scene supply enough fodder for an entire feature film? It's a valid concern, and to be honest, the fleshed-out story from the Mickey Mouse/broom sequence in Fantasia is a silly one, but one that kids will be thrilled by.
Ages-old magician Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage
) has traveled through time to do two things: prevent the world's destruction at the hands of his nemesis Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) and find the young man who's been chosen as his replacement. The young man is Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a nerdy college student who has a love for physics and his childhood crush, Becky (Teresa Palmer). Once Balthazar finds Dave, the movie explodes into an adventure of breathtaking visual effects.
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