THE SORCERER’S AP­PREN­TICE (2010) 7MATE, 6.30PM, PG, FAN­TASY

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Nei­ther par­tic­u­larly good nor no­tice­ably bad, TheSorcerer’s Ap­pren­tice just kind of hap­pens, then high­tails it out of your me­mory in sec­onds flat. The con­cept be­hind this fam­ily(ish) ad­ven­ture com­edy can be traced back to a sev­en­minute se­quence in Dis­ney’s 1940 car­toon clas­sic Fan­ta­sia. You re­mem­ber that bit where Mickey Mouse squared off against some de­mon­i­cally pos­sessed brooms and mops? The mak­ers of this live-ac­tion up­date hope you don’t. They’ve melted ev­ery­thing down into 100 thinly spread min­utes of a scrag­gly wigged Ni­co­las Cage train­ing a geek to be­come a mod­ern Mer­lin. ★★

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