When I first posted the movie preview for this film, it was definitely one film I had on my “to watch” list for the summer. Though, I did wait awhile to see it until I got into my fantasy action type mood. It was definitely worth it.
Like many Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer films that I’ve seen (such as this one), this movie did not disappoint.
From the very beginning, this film really caught my attention. I really liked how the movie opened up.
It began with a story – a story that spanned many generations. These are the types of films that really intrigue me since I’m somewhat of a history buff and all.
(Note: For those who have seen the movie, you’ll know what I’m talking about).
So, the movie takes us from the very past to the near past and fast forwards to the present day. I felt the way the story was told was very well done. (In true Disney fashion!)
As for the storyline, I don’t really want to say much as I don’t want to ruin it for those who have not seen the film yet. Though, I will say it’s a very typical story. A story about a boy named Dave (played by Jay Baruchel) who has been deemed as the one that will bring peace to the world.
Though, this boy does not believe he can be the one – he does not see himself as a hero. He feels he is just ordinary, just like everyone else. And, he must find the strength within himself to help guide him in his quest.
Along the way, he does have a mentor, Balthazar (played by Nicholas Cage) who teaches him all that he knows about the power of magic. At first, Dave does not believe. That is until he witnesses the power of magic first hand.
Though, it does take Dave awhile to hone his skills and achieve the type of power Balthazar possesses. It takes both time and skill. And, in the end – Dave must choose between his ordinary and familiar life and this new found extraordinary life.
However, no matter how hard Dave tries he discovers that he cannot not run away from this new life. In a recent turn of events, the fate of the world soon lays in his hands. And, Dave is the only one that can save the world. So, he chooses his destiny – a life where he chooses to risk his own in order to save the lives of others.
While watching the film, there is a bit of action mixed in with some moments of humor. I think they did a good job in setting the story and introducing the characters in the film. The action scenes in the movie intensified more towards the end.
(Note: For those who have seen the movie, there was a point near the end where I thought the film would end. But, to my surprise it did not. I found it a bit odd but knew it had to end the way that it did since it is a Disney movie).
Overall, I enjoyed the movie very much. It had it all – a good storyline, magic, action and a bit of comedy. I couldn’t ask for anything more.
If you’re in the mood for a fantasy type film with a bit of action and comedy, I do recommend this one.
Happy movie watching!
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