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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (Version française)

Nicolas Cage , Alfred Molina , Jon Turteltaub    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
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Who doesn't wish they could unleash fire from their fingertips and make mops come to life? The Sorcerer's Apprentice enjoyably captures this fantasy as a young physics student named Dave (Jay Baruchel, She's Out of My League) learns that he's the inheritor of the powers of Merlin--and suddenly finds himself in the middle of a war between two of Merlin's protégés, Balthazar (Nicolas Cage) and Horvath (Alfred Molina, Spider-Man 2). The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a special-effects blockbuster--but it's a pretty good one, not reaching the charmed heights of Pirates of the Caribbean but so much better than Prince of Persia. It runs out of air toward the end, but before that it's jauntily entertaining, with capable dialogue, clever curlicues of plot, and most importantly delightful performances: Cage maintains a light touch, with enough eccentricity to be interesting but not so much that it derails the momentum; Baruchel continues his nerdy hero streak; supporting performances from Toby Kebbell (RocknRolla) and Alice Krige (best known as the Borg Queen from Star Trek) are comic and creepy respectively; Monica Bellucci (Shoot 'Em Up) and Teresa Palmer (Bedtime Stories) are mostly eye-candy but likable nonetheless; and Molina, as ever, is the best thing in the movie, playing silky villainy with effortless aplomb. All in all, good fun. --Bret Fetzer

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Magic is everywhere in Disney's THE SORCERER'S APRENTICE -- the fun family adventure from the creators of NATIONAL TREASURE. Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a modern-day sorcerer with his hands full defending Manhattan against dark forces. When a seemingly average kid shows hidden potential, Balthazar takes his reluctant recruit on a crash course in the art and science of magic to become the ultimate sorcerer's apprentice. Experience more extraordinary thrills, heart-stopping action and spectacular special effects than you can imagine as these unlikely partners show us that the real world is far more magical than we ever knew!

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Video: It was 1080p 2.40:1. The overall picture quality was quite stunning, with sharp details. One could see the individual shapes of the confetti dropping from the sky in the Chinatown scenes. I originally had very low expectation for this film. But I was pleasantly surprised that the film was actually quite entertaining. There were actually many clever and funny lines in the dialogue. I thought it was also clever that Disney inserted the scene where the Apprentice (Dave) misused his power, ending up flooding the laboratory and all the mops out of control, similar to Mickey's mishap in the Sorcerer's Apprentice in Fantasia, with classical music to boot. (4.5/5)

Audio: The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 was very well done. The sound effects were also very well recorded, where music bounced from front to lateral to rear speakers. Of course, the bass was also very strong, especially in the Dragon/Chinatown scene. (4.5/5)

Overall, it was an entertaining 109 minutes, with action from start to finish, with interesting story-line. Both video and audio presentations were solid. The special effects were well done. Also, thanks to Disney for putting the subtitles within the picture frame (for those with anamorphic lens). This is a movie for the whole family to have fun. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love at first sight! Nov. 3 2013
By L.T.
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Love the music, Nicolas Cage at his best, And like the fact that his apprentice dos'nt look like a model... American movies have the bad habit to take only "doll" looking actors... this one is very good and he looks like real people...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must see. Sept. 28 2013
By Susan
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it shows how to believe in yourself and not to underestimate your abilities in life.
Believe and all will work out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nick Cage is great Aug. 10 2013
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O loved this movie and the characters in it. It has a great case of actors and is a lot of fun to watch
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun! March 19 2013
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Adventure, magic, young love; What more could you want? I found this to be just a really fun movie and thoroughly entertaining.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely loved it! (Warning: spoilers follow) Sept. 21 2010
Ten-year old Dave Stutler's ordinary day takes a turn for the weird when, during a class field trip, a note to him written by the girl he likes, Becky, blows away on a breeze (before being picked up by a dog, a cyclist's tire, etc.). Dave chases the note, which inexplicably travels all the way to a strange shop called Arcana Cabana, where it gets sucked through the mail slot. Inside the shop, Dave finds himself face-to-face with master sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage), who has been searching for the Prime Merlinean (Merlin's successor) for millennia. Merlin's dragon ring binds itself to Dave's finger, meaning that Balthazar's long search is finally over; but when Balthazar goes downstairs to retrieve the master spellbook that Dave will need for his training, Dave accidentally knocks over the Grimhold; a nesting doll which imprisons, layer upon layer, evil sorcerers who follow Morgana le Fey, Balthazar's most formidable enemy of all, who is imprisoned in the very first (bottom) layer of the doll. The Grimhold's topmost layer cracks and releases Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina), who, along with Balthazar and a third sorcerer called Veronica, were once Merlin's trusted proteges. Balthazar and Horvath magically battle in the shop, frightening Dave out of his wits. Balthazar succeeds in imprisoning Horvath in a large ceramic vase that will hold him for 10 years, but unfortunately, Balthazar is imprisoned as well. Dave escapes from the shop, throws the Grimhold into the street, and tries to forget everything he's just seen.

Fast-forward ten years, and Dave (Jay Baruchel) is now a 20-year old self-proclaimed physics nerd who gives lectures at the downtown NYU campus and has a huge lab off-campus where he experiments with Tesla coils.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 3 2014
Très bon service et produit.
Gabriel Daniel
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tres bon April 25 2014
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Bon film ,bonne dose d'humour et d'action ,bon acteur et tres divertissant je recommande se film pour toute la famille.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it
I liked Nicholas Cage in this movie (I don't always like him in the roles he gets). Its a nifty little story, a bit predictable but its a family movie so thats ok. Read more
Published 5 months ago by sheamurai
5.0 out of 5 stars BON
Published 20 months ago by Gabriel
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable romp by the Bruckheimer crew & Disney!
The Sorcerers Apprentice(released July/10)is a very enjoyable flick,employing some very engaging special effects that blend seamlessly with the action on screen. Read more
Published on Nov. 27 2011 by Robert Badgley
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice story
I wasn't sure about this movie initially because i don't like introducing dark magic to my children. Read more
Published on April 7 2011 by alternate reality
4.0 out of 5 stars i really enjoyed it
i really enjoyed this movie.it was well paced,with good acting,and the dialogue was actually not bad.it had lots of action excitement.the special effect were good as was the CGI. Read more
Published on March 28 2011 by falcon
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome spin on wonderful orginal
Absolutely loved the movie! Though there were a few parts that were a little off they more than made up for it by the end. :o)
Published on Feb. 5 2011 by Aileen R
4.0 out of 5 stars Sorcerer's Apprentice
Entertaining family fun. Grab your popcorn and lean on back. Won't be on the Oscar list but worth an entertaining evening!
Published on Jan. 2 2011 by nash
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