Join us for this this week's episode "The Sorcerer's Apprentice". We talk millennials, pure embarrassment, weird "Uncle's", hot chick-nerd love, blowing up the city NBD, and why you never let some creep put a ring on you. Does this movie have us spellbound or are we hoping to be cut down in the crossfire? Find out now!
Storyline :Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
Directors: Jon Turteltaub
Writers: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal and Matt Lopez
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer and Omar Benson Miller
Awards: Winner ASCAP Award for Top Box Office Films, Nominee Breakthrough Male Performance Jay Baruchel
Film Budget: $150,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $215,283,742
If we never have to listen to Secrets again we'd be ok with that.
Where did you get these facts? Magic. That's where.
Real wolves were used in the scene where they chase Dave down the street. However, they were overwhelmingly tame and affectionate creatures so track points were painted on their faces so that the CG artists could animate a more scary face onto them.
The 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom that was used in the film is a one of a kind and actually belongs to Nicolas Cage. The filmmakers were trying to find a really cool classic car and Cage offered it as an option to use.
The Chinatown sequence took 5 months to plan. Half a ton of confetti was used in this sequence.
Balthazar says that humans use only 10% of their brains. This is actually a common misconception that has no scientific basis; humans use all areas of their brains, just at different times.
One of the rings collected at the end is based on the five pointed star medallion from Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) in the scenes in the Isle of Naboombu.
You can find all the magic of Sorcerer's Apprentice right here on Disney+