Picture from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Overall B

In this grandiose, live-action remake of a short film that appeared in the 1940 and 2000 versions of Fantasia, Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel) is taken under the wing of sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicholas Cage) so he can learn the tricks of the trade and help defeat the power-hungry Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina) and the wicked Morgana (Alice Krige).

Violence C+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B+
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language.

Talk to your kids about…

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Dave uses science to help him fight the evil Morgana. How is science depicted in this story? Are any of these portrayals inaccurate?

What generational differences do Dave and Balthazar experience? What are they able to learn from one another?

Can teasing have a long-term impact on a child? How is Dave affected by his classmates’ ridicule?