The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
would seem to have all the necessary parts for a successful kids’ adventure franchise: a nerdy, shy guy who learns he’s actually a powerful wizard, people throwing balls of glowing plasma at each other, Nicolas Cage in a fanciful leather trench coat -- the list goes on. But sadly, the movie still falls flat, loaded with way too much convoluted plot and written out way too uncreatively to be a hit with even young audience members.
The story centers on a kid named Dave (Jay Baruchel), whom we first meet when he’s ten years old. He’s awkward but funny, and he has a thing for a cute, blonde classmate named Becky. One fateful day...