The Sorcerer's Apprentice Trailer: A Wizard Did It

When word came from the set of The Sorcerer's Apprentice that there was one car accident after another while shooting, you'd be forgiven for thinking, "Car accidents? I mean, I know it's a Bruckheimer movie, but I thought this would just be about Nicolas Cage wearing a funny wizard hat and shooting some CG fireballs." Now, the full trailer for the film can reveal the bigger picture: It's like Gone in 60 Seconds, but with Nicolas Cage wearing a funny wizard's hairpiece and shooting some CG fireballs.

At least, that's my take-away from the car stunts on display and the centerpiece trailer scene where Cage transforms the automobile he and Jay Baruchel have commandeered even cooler car! (I might have gone with a pegasus.) In the meantime, there's a lot of Street Fighter II-level fireball flinging. Don't get me wrong, though -- I've got nothing against Street Fighter II-level fireball flinging. In fact, if they'd added that to Chloe (and given Amanda Seyfried a scene where she used her lightning kick on a strangely intrigued Julianne Moore), maybe they could have kept Betsy Sharkey on the train a little while longer.

VERDICT: We'll see.














  • The Winchester says:

    When is someone gonna make a Street Fighter-type game where Nicolas Cage fights himself from other movies?
    Who wouldn't want to see Wicker Man fight Family Man? Stanley Goodspeed vs Bad Lieutenant? Umm... the crappy one where he was annoying versus the one that got him the Oscar...

  • snickers says:

    I can just imagine the Nic Cage Hall of Hairpieces. Must be an impressive collection by now.