The Sorcerers Apprentice

Theatrical Release: July 14, 2010
The Sorcerers Apprentice
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Synopsis

Walt Disney Studios, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub, the creators of the “National Treasure” franchise, present The Sorcerer’s Apprentice — an innovative and epic comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil.

Dove Review

The original “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” starring Mickey Mouse was a segment in the animated musical feature film “Fantasia,” produced by Walt Disney in 1940. This “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” – also by Disney – is a PG-rated live action-adventure film by the team of Jerry Bruckheimer and Nicholas Cage who gave us “National Treasure I and II.” (Both were Dove Family Approved)

There is plenty of good vs. evil in this movie with some dazzling special effects to boot. The use of the sorcery (as the title implies) is throughout the film. One evil character temporarily possesses another character. Alfred Molina makes a good villain and there is a lot of action on screen, but the story isn’t as strong as the two “National Treasure” films.

There are those who will look at this film as pure fantasy, and others who will see themes antithetical to Biblical teachings such as witchcraft and spell casting. We decided to err on the side of Biblical teachings and therefore rated this version of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” as ‘not family approved.’ However, for those who wish to make up their own minds, we always provide a complete listing of content at the bottom of this review. You can share your opinions at THE DOVE FOUNDATION FAN PAGE on Facebook and join the discussion there.

Content Description

Sex: Two different couples kiss.
Language: H-2; G/OMG-4; Bad A**(Not finished)-1
Violence: A sword fight; various characters exchange energy bolts and blasts in fighting each other; fires are started; explosions; cars collide; characters grab each other.
Drugs: Talk of getting drunk.
Nudity: Cleavage.
Other: Sorcery is used throughout the film along with the mention of spells and learning spells such as a "combat spell"; an evil character temporarily possesses another character; there are mentions of a witch and a parasite spell from Haiti; an evil Sorceress plots to raise an army of the dead.

Info

Company: Disney
Writer: Lawrence Konner & Mark Rosenthal
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 110 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter