Eighth Cosmique Movie Awards


     

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

It's the coolest job ever.


Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

Written by: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Matt Lopez, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer, Toby Kebbell

Primary Genres:
Action/Adventure; Science Fiction/Fantasy

2010 Cosmique Movie Awards

  • Nominations:  not yet released
  • Awards:  not yet released

Resources:


The sorcerer Balthazar Drake has spent over a thousand years seeking the heir to Merlin's powers, but when he finds him, the young man is more interested in pursuing his life than in learning sorcery.

 

Cosmique Movie Nominations

  • Nomination ballots will be released in January 2010.



Reviews from Cosmo Voters:

    In yet another film attempting to capitalize on the contemporary fantasy genre revitalized by J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books, a young boy -- and, after a brief adventure, a young man ten years later -- finds himself plucked out of his normal, mundane life and facing all sorts of supernatural menaces.

    Unlike Percy Jackson, the film is not adapted from a young adult story, and therefore the pacing is more in keeping with a film than a children's novel. Nicolas Cage, who has a tendency to annoy, works well as Balthazar, the sorcerer; his typical over-the-job performance works well here, but manages to be sufficiently restrained. In contrast, Jay Baruchel's hapless nerdiness that worked well in She's Out of My League comes off as a bit nasal and grating. It's a fun adventure for teens but lacks some of the crossover appeal that "Harry Potter" has for adults.

    My Grade: B+