With Sorcerer's Apprentice opening tomorrow, I was able to preview it last night and I was thoroughly impressed. It looked fairly good from the trailers so I was more than happy to try it out.
Apprentice is the story of ancient magicians (Nicloas Cage, Alfred Molina and Monica Bellucci) who were taught by Merlin himself. After Horvath(Molina) turns and helps the evil witch Morgan Le Fay kill Merlin (and something happens to Bellucci. Sorry. Missed that part), Merlin passes his ring to Balthazar(Cage) and says it will the one true Merlinian (ancestor of Merlin?) who will help save the world. Cut to the future, Balthazar is able to find the 10-year-old Merlinian and give him the ring before he and Horvath get imprisoned in a vase for the next 10-years, thus giving young kid time to grow up into Jay Baruchel. Meeting Balthazar again, he is then taught magic in order to stop Horvath from releasing Margana again and ending the world.
This movie was actually a lot of fun. It's Disney and it's PG so it has some cheese and bad dialogue but it was a lot of fun. And sadly, Cage was pretty good. I actually thought he was better than Jay Baruchel (though that's not the hardest task to accomplish). And there can never be enough said about Alfred Molina. This guy is great in everything he does and he was easily the best part of this movie too. There was even a pretty funny scene where Baruchel imitates Indiana Jones, testing our knowledge of obscure, small acting gigs. Overall, I would recommend this movie. You should have a lot of fun and if you go with kids, you should have fun seeing how much fun they are having.