'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' -- produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the man responsible for the 'Beverly Hills Cop' and 'The Pirates of the Caribbean' franchises, among many other films and TV series -- is exactly the type of big summer blockbuster you'd expect. Full of magic, good vs. evil, romance, special effects and sly humor, it is a popcorn bonanza reteaming Bruckheimer and his 'National Treasure' series leading man Nicolas Cage.

In 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice,' Cage, as the wizard Balthazar, is joined by an illustrious cast, highlighted by Alfred Molina as his magical nemesis, Horvath, and Monica Bellucci as Veronica, the woman who creates the rift between the former best friends. But Cage's main foil in the film is rising star Jay Baruchel ('How to Train Your Dragon,' 'Tropic Thunder,') as Dave, the apprentice Balthazar has been searching for over many centuries.