The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 2010

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice  In 740 AD, in England, the great magician Merlin has three apprentices; Balthazar Blake, Veronica Gorloisen and Maxim Horvath. Horvath is a traitor to his master and becomes a partner with the evil sorceress Morgana le Fay. Morgana mortally wounds Merlin before Veronica can tear Morgana’s soul out of her body, and then absorb it into her. As Morgana is attempting to destroy Veronica by taking her body within, Balthazar stops her by placing Morgana as well as Veronica inside the “Grimhold” which is a magical prison that resembles a nesting doll. Balthazar is given the dragon figure by Merlin before his death. This will allow him to identify the Prime Merlinean who is Merlin’s descendant and the only one who can beat Morgana. While he searches to find his descendant throughout time, Balthazar imprisons Morganians, sorcerers who try to release Morgana and others, including Horvath in successive layers on the Grimhold.

In 2000, in New York City, the Prime Merlinean is discovered to be 10-year-old Dave Stutler, who encounters Balthazar in his Manhattan antique store, after straying from his school field trip. Balthazar hands Dave Merlin’s dragon figurine. The statue springs to life, and then forms a ring on his finger. When Balthazar decides to go in search of the book that was intended to instruct magic, Dave accidentally opens the Grimhold which releases Horvath, who was imprisoned. Horvath. In the midst of fighting for control of the Grimhold, Balthazar and Horvath are confined to a Chinese Urn with a ten-year curse over locks. His classmates ridicule Dave when he claims that he has seen the mystical. However, he finds out that the store is closed. He experiences severe bullies and gets mistakenly diagnosed because of an ” glucose inadequacy”. But Dave keeps the rings.

Today, Dave is 20 years old and an Physics student at New York University. He runs into Becky who was his crush from childhood. After being struck by lightning he falls in love with Becky immediately and fixes the transmitting mast of the radio station she is employed by. Horvath as well as Balthazar are released from the ten-year prison term for the Urn. Horvath follows Dave and Balthazar follows Dave and the Grimhold. Balthazar saves Dave by riding an animated steel-eagle that was taken from the Chrysler Building gargoyle. Balthazar initially refuses to help Dave, who has been being in the psychiatric treatment since their first meeting. But, Balthazar eventually agrees to leave the Grimhold. They track the Grimhold to Chinatown, where Horvath has released the next Morganian, Sun Lok. Dave beats Sun Lok, and Balthazar retrieves the Grimhold. He changes his mind and decides to pursue magic as what he would like to achieve. He also falls in love with Becky against Balthazar’s wishes and suggestions, and impresses her by playing the OneRepublic song ” Secrets” with the Tesla coils which he’s been working with.

Horvath recruits Drake Stone, a young Morganian magician, to assist him obtain the Grimhold back. They try to murder Dave but Balthazar is able to save them. Horvath is the one who takes Dave to Balthazar and asks him for the truth about his mission. Balthazar discovers that Morgana is locked in the Grimhold together with Veronica. Morgana, if freed, would cast a spell called “The Rising” which will bring back sorcerers who died and enslave mankind. Dave, as Prime Merlinian will be able to cast spells without a ring. This is a focus for all magicians and the only one that can stop Morgana. Despite Balthazar’s disdain of his relationship with Becky, Dave convinces to allow him to meet her for a romantic date. Dave tries to use magic to clean his laboratory, but he loses control of his animated cleaning mops, which causes him to miss the date with Becky. He is saved by Balthazar’s intervention, and disillusioned, decides to quit using magic until Becky is unaware of his decision and changes his mind. He is rescued by Balthazar, and he returns to his underground laboratory just as Drake and Horvath are attempting to take the Grimhold. Horvath, who is nothing to do with Drake no longer, casts an enchantment that is parasitic on Drake and takes his magic and his rings.

Horvath lets the witch Abigail Williams, and uses her to abduct Becky at the radio station. He then steals her power and her pendant focus. Horvath threatens to kill Becky, therefore forcing Dave to give up the Grimhold and his ring. Balthazar is pursuing Horvath within Battery Park. He is certain that Dave without his ring would be killed. Horvath frees Morgana and begins the Rising Spell. Horvath activates the Charging Bull statue and commands the statue to go after Balthazar. Dave arrives and stuns Horvath by using the Tesla coil that is tied to Balthazar’s car while Balthazar’s eagle takes off with the bull. Becky interrupts the Rising Spell, stunning Morgana. Balthazar seizes Morgana, soul and body from Veronica and tries to incinerate her. Dave attempts to stop her using his ring but fails, and proves that the prime Merlinean. Morgana unleashes plasma bolts on the three and overwhelming Balthazar and Veronica’s shield spells. They kill Balthazar when he bodily blocks an attack intended to Veronica. Dave creates a larger Tesla coil from the square’s lamp posts as well as power lines to overwhelm her and then shoots off an arc of plasma that eventually kills her. Balthazar is revived by Dave, who then starts his heart again using plasma shocks. Balthazar reunites again with Veronica. Becky and Dave kiss and fly to France for breakfast with Balthazar’s Eagle.

In a scene after the credits, Horvath retrieves his hat from Balthazar’s shop.

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