Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake recruits a seemingly everyday guy in his mission to defend New York City from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. 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.
Nic Cage is a well known actor. I always love his works. No problem with him. Jay Baruchel who plays the apprentice is a new actor, at least to me. But i’ve seen three of his works already, and he’s not a bad actor. Quite good actually. He gives the impression that even a nerd looking guy can be cool as well. In this movie, he plays a boy who has the knack for physics and that’s why he can become a good sorcerer because apparently sorcery means that you use more of your brain power instead of just 3% or so by normal human being. Who said that science cannot be cool?
One interesting fact in this movie is that Nic Cage plays an apprentice to none other than Merlin himself! And all these while, he didn’t die and manage to look quite good. Wish I can have his genes. Who is Merlin anyway? Is he a real character? There are so many of his stories that include him as a real person that it could not be a mere coincidence, right?
Anyway, another good movie played by Nicholas Cage. Seems that we can’t go wrong with him so far.