Going to Buy it
Michelle Erickson | Rexburg, Idaho | 10/16/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I like Disney - most of the time.
I like Nick Cage - some of the time.
I had no idea who the apprentice was until he spoke.
The good news is that the combination of these three worked and it worked well (once I adjusted my ears to the tones of the apprentice's voice). I seldom go see movies anymore because there isn't much worth seeing (too much skin, language, violence and NO plot) I was pleasantly surprised by the acting, pleased with the CGI and happy that it had a plot and not just dialogue between special effects. I would really like to see Cage do more of these kind of roles. I also liked the fact the 'nerd' proved he was interesting without the use of constant biting sarcasm. Even the 'girlfriend' proved she wasn't as shallow as she appeared to be. Overall, it was worth seeing.
Sorcery that needs improvement
John J. Jamack | Mays Landing, NJ United States | 10/04/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The movie starts out good but then switches to 10 years latter and replaces the young actor (Jake Cherry) with an actor that they shouldn't have. This older actor (Jay Baruchel) just does not fit the part. If it was not for Nicolas Cage, the movie would get no stars. Jay Baruchel just has such an annoying voice and poor acting that he actually takes away from the storyline. I think they should just redo it with the original actor (Cherry) and just continue on and perhaps make it like another Potter type of series. If Nicolas Cage was not in the movie the movie would of totally failed. Cage makes the movie enjoyable - thus the 3 stars, and not a complete failure. So it is worth watching on Blu/DVD."
Relax and have fun
A. Stolarski | d.c. | 10/12/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought this movie was a ton of fun to watch. I saw it in the theater and can't wait for the dvd. I miss the big production value roller coaster like good time of a film. It's a Disney film, people. just relax and enjoy the whimsy."