The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Synopsis: Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
Director(s): Jon Turteltaub
Production: Walt Disney Studios
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

The war

between sorcerers

was fought in the shadows of history

and the fate of mankind rested with

the just and powerful Merlin.

He taught his secrets

to three trusted apprentices,

Balthazar, Veronica, and Horvath.

He should have trusted only two.

Veronica and Balthazar

witnessed the savagery

of a sorcerer beyond evil,

Morgana le Fay,

Merlin's most deadly enemy.

We are but servants.

- Merlin.

- Horvath!

You betray me?

I am no one's servant.

Well done. Now get the spell.

And so it was. Morgana

gained sorcery's most dangerous spell

known as "The Rising,"

giving Morgana the power

to raise an army of the dead

and enslave mankind.

Veronica sacrificed herself

for Balthazar

by drawing Morgana's soul

into her own body.

But Morgana began to kill her

from the inside.

To save Veronica's life

and to capture Morgana,

Balthazar trapped them both

in the Grimhold,

an inescapable prison.

Over time,

Balthazar fought many sorcerers

who tried to free Morgana,

trapping them in layer upon layer

of the doll.

Eventually, he captured

Horvath as well.

As Merlin lay dying,

he gave Balthazar his dragon ring,

saying it would guide him to the child

who would one day grow

to be Merlin's successor,

the Prime Merlinean.

The Prime Merlinean is the only one

who can kill Morgana.

Balthazar would search for centuries.

And never, it is said,

will Balthazar waver from his quest,

for mankind will never be safe

until Morgana is destroyed

by the Prime Merlinean.

Hey, Tank.

How did you even get up here?

David? Field trip today.

Don't forget to wear clean underwear.

She means me, not you.

You're not supposed to be

doing that, Dave.



That's cool.

...which means that before Ellis Island

and the Statue of Liberty were built...

Pass it to Becky.

Pass it on.

Pass it on.

Pass it to Becky.


Let's go.

Get on the ferry. Get your bags.

Stay close. Here we go.

Hey, stop!

Excuse me, excuse me.


No, lady, don't!

No way.

The second emperor

of the Han dynasty

locked his least-favorite wife

in this urn for 10 years to the day.

They say you open it up,

the same thing will happen to you.

I'm sorry. I'm looking for this note.

Have you seen it?

It kind of just blew into your store.

A note?

It blew into your store.

It was just a...


Yeah, it was just a coincidence.

I have something

I'd like to show you, Dave.

- How'd you know my name was Dave?

- 'Cause I can read minds!

It's on your backpack.

Come over here.

This is very special

and if it likes you, you can keep it.

I better not. My teacher said

I couldn't be gone for long.

She knows I'm here.

You're a bad liar, Dave.

That's good.

Oh, boy.

No way.

I have been searching a very long time.

Magically, here you are.

That ring on your finger

means something, Dave.

It means

you're going to be

a very important sorcerer one day.

And your first lesson begins right now

with your very own Encantus.

Do not move, do not touch anything.

No way.

When am I?

New York City.

Not where. The year.

You are wasting my time.

What happened

to "don't touch anything"?

That's not very sporting of you,


Be quiet.

It's not you. He's been like this

for 1,000 years. I'll explain later.

I need the Grimhold. Where's that doll?

I'll have that doll.

I want that doll.

Leave, Dave! Leave now!

David Stutler! Don't ever leave your...

There's these crazy wizard guys

in there!

They're made of roaches!

No! Don't go in there!

The store's on fire! Don't go in!

Those guys are


You really shouldn't

tell stories. Let's go.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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