Kim Lakin-Smith

Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

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?

1 Comment

  1. I have a fairly steady guideline for watching Nicolas Cage films. If he manages to work his terrifying falsetto shriek into the movie at any point in its running time, the movie is instantly awesome irrespective of all other factors.

    Hence Knowing and The Weather Man are terrible, terrible movies, while Face/Off and Kick-Ass are awesome.

    I don’t know if it’s in there at all, but I’m really hopeful that Sorceror’s Apprentice will deliver.

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