On June 16, 2010 Harry Potter and National Treasure fans are expected to flock to theaters around the U.S. to watch the new Disney movie, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. This action-filled, fantasy adventure takes place in modern day Manhattan where a master sorcerer is trying to save the city from the wicked plans of an evil wizard. Nicholas Cage has paired up with director Jon Turteltaub (director of National Treasure, 3 Ninjas, and While You Were Sleeping) to wow audiences everywhere. As Nicholas Cage plays the master sorcerer, Balthazar Blake, he seeks out an apprentice to help him conquer the ever so powerful evil wizard, Maxim Horvath, and his illusionist side kick.
Horvath’s plan is to stake his claim over New York City in order to implement his own devilish plans. The illusionist hired by Horvath assists this dark plan by conjuring up magic to fight against his arch enemy, Balthazar Blake. Balthazar’s being intimidated by the terrible duo, decides to hire an apprentice to help him in his fight of good versus evil in this promising Disney movie.
The apprentice, Dave Stutler (played by Jay Baruchel), is reluctant in the beginning but is ultimately convinced to join Blake in his struggle against Horvath. Dave Stutler is nothing special, just an average college student and doesn’t have a clue about magic. As Balthazar attempts to quickly teach him everything about magic he possibly can, it’s easy to imagine what kind of adversity they will face. As a Disney movie, we can expect this to follow suit and provide audiences with plenty of laughs and edge of your seat action. Oh, and I forgot to mention that there’s a certain someone (of the opposite gender) who becomes quite a motivator for Stutler.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a spinoff of the popular Disney movie Fantasia. Fantasia was a movie made without words. Instead orchestra music by Paul Dukas graced the entire film. In it, there is a segment known as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice which had a similar plot to that of this summer’s Apprentice movie release, was about none other than a sorcerer’s apprentice. Mickey Mouse was used as the lead character and the audience was drawn into his adventures as he tried to use magic to get a broom to do his work for him. Of course when you bring a broom to life, you should expect that it won’t be very cooperative. And so went the film. Originally, this movie was a flop. Today it is considered to be a classic.