Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Dear Diary,
Imran had wanted to go to the movie ever since Toy Story 3 came out and we had been ignored his pleadings. Not that we didn’t pity him, we just don’t want to make it a routine for him to go to the movie every time there is a cartoon or animation movie at the cinema.

After taking our own sweet time, last month we decided to bring him watch The Sorcerer’s Apprentice instead. At least we adults can enjoy the movie also. A movie directed by Jon Turteltaub, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starred by Nicolas Cage (Balthazar Blake), Jay Baruchel (Dave Stutler) and Alfred Molina (Maxim Horvath).

The story revolves around Balthazar who is searching for an apprentice in order to kill an evil sorceress, Morgana and defeat Horvath. Horvath (remember him as the villain in Spiderman 2) on the other hand wants to summon Morgana to life so that he can conquer the world. Both Balthazar and Horvath “friendship” went a long way back where they were apprentices to Merlin (yes, the famous sorcerer Merlin!) together with Veronica. However, Horvath betrayed Merlin because Veronica chose Balthazar over him. Balthazar’s centuries search for an apprentice ended when he met Dave in New York. Dave is a university student who is very into physics. So, the lessons and adventure begin for both Balthazar and Dave.

I personally select this movie partly due to its special effects (I am so not disappointed in this aspect!!!) and Jerry Bruckheimer (who is well known for producing all three CSIs, The Amazing Race, Top Gun, Con Air, Coyote Ugly, Armageddon, among other things). The three of us enjoyed the movie tremendously. Its special effects are superb and so believable. Their technology is very advance. The acting is presentable given that this is Baruchel’s first acting debut. Cage is well Cage….with his charming antics and lovable face. It is just a simple and predictable story (what do you expect from Disney’s movie and rated U) makes better with excellent effects. In my opinion, it is a combination of Harry Potter and The X-Men.
* Reference from Yahoo! Movies and pictures courtesy of Yahoo! Images

2 notes of inspiration:

zarin said...

hi dear! how old is your boy? bagusla he can watch this type of 5 yo girl kalau bawak tengok ths type of movie, sure tk sampai 5 minutes je dlm tu nak keluar je

Unaizah said...

Hi, Imran is 6 yrs old. Memang dia suka cite yg Spiderman, X-Men. Sambil tu kena la explain sikit kat dia so he understands the storyline.