I like Nicolas Cage as an actor and so I follow his every movie whenever I can. I just finished watching The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Cage’s latest film. Here, he plays a Merlin-trained sorcerer trying to defend New York from the hands of his former bestfriend who’s now an evil sorcerer. He makes an apprentice out of a science nerd who happens to be a very important sorcerer without his knowing it.
Together with the apprentice, Cage’s character Balthazar Blake tries to keep Merlin’s arch enemy from taking over the world through a destructive spell. For the apprentice, it’s a great test of character as he unleashes his hidden gift to save mankind and open up his true feelings for his childhood sweetheart. For the sorcerer, it’s completing his mission of finding Merlin’s successor and reuniting with the love of his life.
In movies, magic plus love is always a winning formula. Pepper it with some action here and there and the adventure begins. Pair it with good actors like Nicolas Cage, Monica Belluci, Alfred Molina and Jay Baruchel and it’s gonna be a sure fire hit.
I had a great time watching The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. It’s a quality film the entire family will enjoy catching in the cinema. I prefer getting it online, though. Just because online movies are free and there’s no way I’d miss them because they don’t follow a particular viewing schedule.
My Rate: 8/10