Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

the sorcerer's apprentice by disneyIn 740 AD, one of Merlin’s three apprentices, Maxim Horvath, betrays him and joins the evil sorceress, Morgana le Fay. His two other apprentices, Balthazar Blake and Veronica, try to rescue Merlin but is too late as Merlin was mortally wounded. At Veronica’s sacrifice, Balthazar imprisons Morgana along with Veronica in the Grimhold which appears to be a nesting doll. Merlin then leaves his dragon ring to remaining apprentice; a ring that will eventually choose the Prime Merlinian, a sorcerer who will succeed Merlin and obtain his powers.

I’ve been seeing a lot of movies lately, including the much loved or hated Twilight Saga “Eclipse”. There hasn’t been a lot of good movies to write about lately, but this was really enjoyable! Possibly because it’s a Disney film, so you know it’s a feel-good movie.

However, there are many instances in the movie that really reminded me about my childhood. Balthazar Blake is a thousand-year-old wizard played by Nicolas Cage. This character is actually based on the magician Yen Sid in Fantasia’s the Sorcerer’s Apprentice! Mickey Mouse got in a lot of trouble for his mischief, which is pretty much the same as Dave Stutler who pulls almost the exact same stunt as Mickey did.

I won’t spoil the movie any more than that because you really have to watch this for yourself! Oh, and Jay Baruchel who played Dave Stutler, is also the voice of Hiccup in “How to Train Your Dragon”. :3

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