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This is not a *great* movie, but it is a fun one. Lots of action, decent CGI, and some engaging characters (I liked the bad-guy stage magician particularly. While he's still evil, it's not his focus.) The acting is okay, the plot is good but sometimes predictable. The magic battles are exciting. The revisiting of the scene from Fantasia (that the movie is named for) is pure fun. Go see this one if you want to have fun and leave feeling good. Don't bother if you are looking for serious cinematic meat.
havent seen it yet but me my bf and my sis and her bf are gonna see it maybe or something not sure yet haha
If you want to enjoy a fanasty, with pure pleasure go see this. This is Nicholas Cage's thing. you leave the theater in a good mood after seeing this. The magic was great. The movie was good.
I real enjoyed this movie, as did my 14-year old grandson. Lots of magic and a new sorcerer against old evil. You find yourself cheering him on as he learns to be Merlin's replacement. He is apprenticed to Nickolas Cage's character. Cage is great.
Unlike Toy Story and some other sequels this summer, if you are not the biggest Harry Potter fan in the world then you won't really love this movie. There is nothing obviously wrong, it is just that this movie never really comes together. The story just drags on and on, and while the special effects are cool, the scenes in between are not.
Mickey Mouse is spitting out his cheese right now. I just imagine the little guy seeing how his beloved Mouse House has taken his most iconic film role and pretty much tried to exploit it with this CGI mess. He's marching through the halls looking for the person responsible. Unfortunately for him, as with most film messes, there are too many people to blame.
Coming from the brains of five credited writers (and I'm sure untold ghost writers and studio execs who think they're writers), the film stars Nicholas Cage (a normally reliable actor who's taking things a bit too seriously here) as Balthazar, a sorcerer who has an old (and I mean like 1,300 years old) nemesis in Alfred Molina's Horvath. Now it's 2010, and Horvath is loose, trying to bring evil to the world. Balthazar finds Dave, a nerdy physics student who may be the Prime Merlinean (that's their term, not mine), and teaches him everything he needs to know. Then they battle evil.
That's it. Good versus evil is about all you need to know. But Star Wars was good versus evil, and that movie is a classic. This one isn't. The script is overwritten, the characters just aren't that interesting (except for Horvath, and I think a lot of the credit for that should go to Molina). As usual, there is an too much reliance on effects, so that any story needs to take a backseat to fireballs being shot out of hands. There's some cool stuff (like fire breathing Chinatown dragons and building gargoyles that become birds), but mostly, this stuff is for 10 year old boys with ADD. I'd rather watch Mickey's apprentice; it's much more entertaining.
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