View Single Post
Old October 3 2013, 04:22 AM   #508
Captain Craig
Vice Admiral
Captain Craig's Avatar
Location: Nashville,TN
Re: Movies Seen In 2013

79. Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief: B
80. The World's End: C+
81. The Other Woman: B
82. The Other Guys: B-
83. The Sorcerer's Apprentice: C+

The live action homage to Fantasia starring Nicolas Cage, Alfred Molina, Jay Baruchel and Teresa Palmer with minor roles by Monica Bellucci and Alice Krige.

My biggest problem was seeing Baruchel in the hero role. He just never sold me. I found Cage as Balthazar to be quite 'tame' and serviceable actually. Alfred Molina as the bad guy owned his scenes. The plot had to do with Molina's evil Horvath trying to release Krige's Morgan LeFey who Merlin had trapped into some Russian stacking dolls. Each layer of doll was an evil magician. Bellucci's character and a fellow Merlin apprentice sacrificed herself by merging with Krige. The movie frankly would've benefited by more Bellucci and Krige actually.

Glad I saw it and the dancing mop/brooms sequence was well done. Still, once you see it it's largely forgettable but not nearly the train wreck I was expecting. I seem to recall it getting scathing reports at the time.
"Picard never hit me." Q-Less(DS9)
"Freedom is the Right of All Sentient Beings" Optimus Prime
Captain Craig is offline   Reply With Quote