One thousand years ago, Merlin’s apprentice, Maxim Horvath, betrayed him to Morgana le Faye. This sparked a battle of the magicians — Merlin’s two good apprentices, Balthazar Blake and Veronica Gorloisen, against Maxim and Morgana le Faye. But only one could really defeat Morgana. One called the Prime Merlinean.
Balthazar Blake begins a search through the ages to find the Prime Merlinean. All evil is caught up in a magic nesting doll. But he needs the Prime Merlinean to destroy it.
Unfortunately, the Prime Merlinean turns out to be a gangly physics geek.
Balthazar has his work cut out for him. There’s an awful lot to teach the Prime-Merlinean-Dave before Maxim releases Morgana le Faye.
Balthazar is a sorcerer. And Dave is the sorcerer’s apprentice.
In My Opinion…
Viewing: Family Movie
This is more like a feel-good-family-movie then an spectacular all-time stunner. But if you go into watching this expecting that — laughs, magic, ridiculous situations, and zany characters — you’ll enjoy yourself. A lot.
The movie is well done, with excellent graphics and settings. The action scenes are dramatic and fast-moving, and the dialogue flows smoothly and fits well. The story line seemed a little predictable. Dave’s girlfriend seemed…typical. Even Balthazar, the sorcerer, wasn’t particularly surprising. Only Dave had his own little niche that he only could pull off and fit into. But the predictable factor didn’t lessen the enjoyment of watching the movie — it just didn’t leave you shocked or biting your hand in anticipation of what would happen next.
Dave was…well, Hiccup (from How to Train Your Dragon). The movies were made in the same year, so depending on which you watch first it might not be a problem. Personally, he sounded like Hiccup. And maybe there were other similarities…
It was a great movie, full of laughs and action, and cool flashes of light that you could throw around. It wasn’t particularly scary or overly thrilling, but it was a satisfying watch. I’d easily see it again.