Walt Disney Studios, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub, the creators of the "National Treasure" franchise, present THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE - an innovative and epic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil. 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 protege. 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. The screenplay is by Matt Lopez and Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard from a screen story by Matt Lopez and Larry Konner and Mark Rosenthal.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The Sorcerer's Apprentice should be rated U for Untouched by Human Hands.Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 07.15.2010
It's a fairly fun time for families, and Hollywood can -- and continually does -- build franchises out of far worse concoctions than this.David Germain, Associated Press, 07.15.2010
As Balthazar, Cage doesn't disappoint. He's just manic enough to keep the character from becoming too predictable. More's the pity, then, that a pro like him has to cede so much screen time to his character's young protege.Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 09.24.2010
Once the filmmakers have dispensed with a grueling expository preface set in Arthurian England, this shameless Harry Potter knockoff is a pretty tasty bucket of popcorn.Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader, 07.15.2010