THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE
With Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer, Toby Kebbell, Omar Benson Miller, Monica Bellucci, Alice Krige
Written by Matt Lopez, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal
Merlin's successor is chosen when his ring decides. Centuries later in modern New York, a young boy stumbles into Blathazar's abode, and he seems to be this destined replacement. But one of the villains materialize and all hell breaks loose, leading to everyone thinking the kid's tale is a very tall one.
Years later their paths cross again, and he becomes the movie title. Many training sessions seem to be useless as humanity's survival is under threat from the evil sorcerers. Silly humour, loads of digital FX and action add up to flashy entertainment and the showdown with the main villain played by South African born actress Alice Krige (who is no stranger to these genre roles, since Ghost Story to Sleepwalkers and Silent Hill).
3 / B
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished