The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Movie TrailerMPAA Rating: PG, for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language
Genre: Comedy Adventure
Runtime: 109 minutes
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer, Monica Bellucci, Toby Kebbell
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Release Date: July 14, 2010
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - Official Synopsis
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 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. The screenplay is by Matt Lopez and Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard from a screen story by Matt Lopez and Larry Konner & Mark Rosenthal.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice - Fun Facts
Most of us remember the title "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" from Fantasia, where Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice gets himself into trouble when he tries to enchant a broom to do his work for him. This story was actually based on a poem by Goethe. In the English translation of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" poem, we can read about the mischief that befell the apprentice when he tried to use magic while his master was away. The movie may not have much to do with the original poem, but it is an interesting read anyway.