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When I first saw the trailer, I was surprised that Jay Baruchel picked this one up. Since he's been in films such as Knocked Up and She's Out of My League, it didn't seem like him to pick up a family film. He fits the character, but these films aren't his strongest point. He does well with the raunchy comedies and that's where he should stay. Nicolas Cage has chosen strange films for quite some time. Given the script, doesn't matter who the actor is, the result in reciting dialogue would be the same.
From a distance, whether The Sorcerer's Apprentice would be good or not, I wasn't sure. There was never a doubt in my mind about the visuals. Out of all the battles that occur in the film, the car chase is the absolute best sequence in terms of visuals. The way that the camera panned over the cars speeding through the city and smashing through glass and going into an alternate universe is all very well done.
If you're looking for a ground-breaking Disney film, then you're looking at the wrong film. This isn't a memorable film in any way, but smaller children are sure to enjoy it. For those looking for a great family film, forget this live-action update and check out the animated Fantasia instead. At best, The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a mediocre flick./ Come on Disney, everyone knows you can do better than this.