The Sorcerer’s Apprentice reviews have gone virtually unnoticed. Although The Sorcerer’s Apprentice reviews are the first of the week, reviews are under the radar. The film may be a loose remake of a beloved Disney short, and a new family-friendly action film. However, the movie community and pundits are still busy trying to dissect Inception, and predict if it can save the creative soul of Hollywood. As such, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice reviews don’t spend as much time bashing the movie as one might expect.
The sorcerer in question is Nicolas Cage, who comes to New York to find an apprentice. The apprentice of the title is Jay Baruchel, who has to learn the trade quickly to defeat Alfred Molina’s evil counterpart. Normally, this would be a prime film for critics to go overboard in bashing.
It is a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film, from the team that did the National Treasure series. What’s more, it has Nicolas Cage in another bizarre wig, and is loosely based on the legendary Mickey Mouse cartoon of the same name. However, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice reviews are predictably poor, but not that bad.
Rotten Tomatoes has it at a mere 30 percent, with an average rating around five. It would seem that critics think the movie is more mediocre than rotten, unlike other bombs this season.
Bruckheimer, Cage, and summer remakes as a whole have gotten bashed hysterically many times. Therefore, critics may have already used their best barbs, and don’t have many new ones for their Sorcerer’s Apprentice reviews. In fact, some even compare it favorably to Prince of Persia, Bruckheimer’s last summer adaptation way back in May.
Cage, Baruchel and Molina get some praise for being above the material, but not enough. Yet, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice reviews largely have no passion for trashing the film, which could be a small win unto itself.
All the buzz for this week is mainly for Inception, which has even bigger dreams. As such, Bruckheimer and Cage might have a harder time adding another hit to their partnership. What’s more, the family market is already crowded with Despicable Me, The Last Airbender and Toy Story 3. Therefore, it could be easy for the movie to get lost in the shuffle, in this week and summer in general.
Although The Sorcerer’s Apprentice reviews and box office potential are mixed, the movie does get to open early today. Therefore, it has at least two days to attract magic seekers before the older crowd falls asleep for Inception.
Rotten Tomatoes- “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”