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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

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Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake must find and train Merlin's descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana la Fée.

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Storyline

Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Rated PG for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language | See all certifications »

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14 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,619,622 (USA) (16 July 2010)

Gross:

$63,143,812 (USA) (22 October 2010)
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Trivia

Although the film, as its title shows, is ultimately based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's famous German poem "Der Zauberlehrling" from 1797 (which inspired the piece of music by Paul Dukas from 1897, also briefly heard here, which in turn was used in the adaptation in Fantasia (1940) starring Mickey Mouse), the German version completely missed this connection, translating the title instead as "Duell der Zauberer" (Duel of the Sorcerers). See more »

Goofs

When Dave listens to the radio while playing with his "Musical lightning" project, he is clearly standing in a Faraday Cage so to prevent any electric shock. This kind of equipment is also supposed to block any radio signal, which means that his radio would not be able to work as clearly as we can hear. While it is correct that a Faraday cage would block radio signals, there is no reason an external antenna would not be used to bring a radio signal into the cage. This is done all the time by electrical engineers. See more »

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Narrator: The war between Sorcerers was fought in the shadows of history, and the fate of mankind rested with the just and powerful Merlin. He told his secrets to three trusted apprentices: Balthazar, Veronica, and Horvath. He should have trusted only two.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits the sound effects of the Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films sequences are replaced with sound effects from the film (sounds of spell casting and Tesla discharge). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Zach Galifianakis/Jessie J (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

New Life
(2009)
Written by Cedric Lemoyne, Orenda Fink
Performed by Opluss (as O+S)
Courtesy of Saddle Creek
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Baruchel ruined it
6 December 2010 | by (Zagreb, Croatia) – See all my reviews

This Disney movie is fun and the effects are first grade.

Nicolas Cage is good as expected. Same goes to Alfred Molina and it's always nice to see Monica Bellucci.

BUT, there is one BIG problem and that is Jay Baruchel. Why, o why, they had to put him into this movie? He ruined it completely with his annoying appearance, voice and, above all, irritating not-at-all-talented acting. They should have find different actor for this role. I don't have someone in mind but this one is very wrong. Without him it would be a much better movie.

But, it's still entertaining, in spite of occasional not funny jokes which are forced into scenario. The story is bearable and neat effects pulls it out of average, slightly.


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