I saw the Sorcerer's Apprentice this past weekend. The plot summary, courtesy of IMDB is:
The scene on Youtube can't be imbedded, but it's linked and worth checking out.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice was inspired by Fantasia, and it was so cool to see the moments where Fantasia and The Sorcerer's Apprentice intersected. Probably the most memorable scene from Fantasia is the coming-to-life of the broom, and the scene that duplicates that in Sorcerer's Apprentice was very cool.
All in all, this was a fun family-friendly flick, nothing groundbreaking, but I did love its pro-science, pro-geek take on the world. My primary complaint was that the female characters are pretty bland - Morgana is supposed to be the Big Bad, but we don't see much scary from her; it's all her henchmen. Veronica is the love of Bathalzar Blake's life, and all we get from her characterization is that she wanted to be normal - we don't see much power from her. And Dave Sutler's love interest is such a bland blond type that I don't even remember her name. Her characterization was limited to her making a sad face when ten-year-old Dave is embarassed in front of their classmates, indicating that she is Nice. I like a little more from my female characters than Nice. And, despite the three female characters running around, the movie fails the Bechdel test.
I still liked the movie, though, and I reccommend it as a fun fantasy that nicely attempts to incorporate science and rational explanation. 4/5 stars from me. :)
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