I’ve got one thing to say about the trailers for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice which I’ve caught so far. It’s all about the cars, man. And to all intents and purposes, the crew knew it; two accidents involving cars have already lent the film it’s very own ‘cursed movie set’ legend. But if you’re going to spotlight a very rare 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom, you’ve got to expect some ghosts!
Casting Nicolas Cage as the magician? Hmmm, I’m not sure. I love Cage – he’s excellent as the habitual dark soul in movies such as Ghost Rider, Leaving Las Vegas and Face/Off. But his dry monotone and morose expression seems a little kilter for this Disney juggernaut. All the same, I like the look of the effects – the metallic stylings of the dragon ring and a generous splurge of blue flames.
And the cars…Did I mention the cars?